One Big Beautiful Bead: Simple Jewelry with Focal Beads

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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The sight of a show-stopping flame-worked or finely detailed metal bead will enchant any jewelry lover—and any of these 24 stunning designs would make the perfect setting to display that unique and beautiful bead. Select from five simple stringing and nineteen bead weaving projects, all using popular techniques such as the free-peyote stitch and Dutch spiral. A thorough basics section provides enough hand-holding for even the most intimidated beginner, and every project features an illustration of the entire piece plus an additional detail shot. For something easy, just attach a lovely flower-shaped bead to a leather cord for a chic necklace—or make shimmering faux lariats with oversized glass beads and elaborate multiwoven strands with lapis and a big silver slider.
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User Review  - kritters - Borders

This book is a great book. Not so much on techniques but an excellent inspiration book - of which I normally do not buy. I was fortunate enough to actually find this book on the shelf once and after ... Read full review

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User Review  - beadinggem - LibraryThing

Inspirational necklace project book for those who love big focal beads which need to be showcased. Some ideas besides the obvious cords, include the delightful Russian spiral stitch and other off-loom stitches. The colour combinations round off this lovely book. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Sarah McConnell grew up in the English countryside and spent her childhood drawing on every surface she could find. She now lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner, Rich, and an extremely mischievouscat named Kitten.

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