Julia Pretl's Big Book of Beadwork: 32 Projects for Adventurous Beaders

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Creative Publishing international, Oct 1, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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This volume brings together some of the best of Julia Pretl's bead collections. In this compilation of the author’s previous three books, Beaded Collars, Bead Knitted Bags, and Little Bead Boxes, readers learn the author’s original methods for beading miniature vessels, knit purses, and classic neck pieces. Pretl, an innovator of form and technique, offers instruction for creating four-, five-, and six-sided rectangular, square, and stacked miniature boxes; vintage-style bead-knitted handbags; and intricate neckpieces, inspired by the dramatic jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians.


Each of the projects contains a materials list and instructions presented both in written and charted form. With detailed instruction and sequenced illustrations, the author provides clear, step-by-step guidance. 

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

This book is actually three older books by Pretl, repackaged as an omnibus. Sadly, this is not evident by the cover. I wouldn't have picked it up had I known, as I already have her beaded box book ... Read full review

Julia S. Pretl's Big Book of Bead Work: 32 Projects for Adventurous Beaders

User Review  - Nanette Donohue - Book Verdict

Pretl (Beaded Collars) compiles her favorite designs from her recent books in this weighty guide, which focuses on three types of beadwork projects using three different techniques: knitted bags ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

DIVJulia S. Pretl (Baltimore, MD) is the author of Beaded Collars, Little Bead Boxes, and Bead Knitted Bags. She has been featured in articles and on the cover of Interweave’s Beadwork magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Baltimore Sun and in several galleries and exhibits. She was an invited artist for Beading for the Soul (Interweave, 2005). Julia teaches classes and workshops and is well known in the online and off-line beadwork community./div

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