Making Beautiful Beads: Glass, Metal, Polymer Clay, Fiber

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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To make exactly the beaded project you want.make exactly the beads you want! Go right to the beginning of the process with five highly talented designers, whose ingenuity, mastery of the medium, and playfulness come through again and again, whatever material they're using. Work wool magic by rolling it into hard balls, and shaping them into crescents, dying them, or adding metallic fiber. Try papier marchet - over wooden beads - especially elegant when done with beautiful Asian rice papers. Coil polymer clay for a real impact, and create faux ivory that's just right for ethnic styles. Turn shiny, polished metal into fancy decorative tubes, and get in the groove with ridged glass beads.
 

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Instructions of how to make beads in several different materials. Clay part from Irene Dean - good instructions with several easy techniques. Nice book for jewelry lovers in many materials Read full review

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Five bead artists have collaborated on this guide to making contemporary-style beads. The most unusual are the rolled and shaped felt beads made from merino wool by Jorie Johnson. Ann Marie Kennedy ... Read full review

Contents

Crescent Moon Pendant 14
Shibori Resist Dyed Beads 22
Paper by Ann Marie Kennedy
Oversized Plaster Beads 35
Coiled Beads 48
Textured Skinner Blend Whorls 58
Designer Biography 66
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