Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects

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Creative Publishing international, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various ways—as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow boxes.

In these pages, you’ll learn to create:

- Dragonflies

- Spiders

- Butterflies

- Hermit crabs

- Scorpions

- Sea horses

- And more

The possibilities are endless. Get your imagination crawling with this fun-filled book!

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Contents

Introduction
6
Tools Materials
8
Wine Glass Charms
13
Pin
19
Suncatcher
23
Hair Spirals
27
Candle Clinger
31
Ornament
37
Mobile
77
Terrarium Figurine
83
Magnet
89
Tea Infuser
93
Hat Pin
97
Bookmark
101
Hair Comb
107
Tree Topper
111

Sand Garden
43
Cage Companion
49
In a Jar
55
Fishing Jig
61
Lamp Finial
65
Tie Tack
71
Wiggler
117
Drain Dodger
121
Creeper
125
Resources
128
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Amy Kopperude was born and raised in Minnesota and influenced by a painting grandma, a quilting mom and brother, a guitar-playing dad, and other talented people who supported her creative growth. She lives in Red Lion, PA where she works for an educational publishing house as an editor and book layout designer. She is an avid crafter, dabbling in all kinds of media, and she sells her creations on Etsy. Visit her blog at http://www.atomicrose.blogspot.com where you can view her 365 beaded spiders.

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