The Art of Beaded Beads: Exploring Design, Color & Technique

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Jean Campbell
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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Beaders everywhere--from rank beginners to top-level artists--are discovering the extraordinary creative potential and pleasure of a seemingly simple craft: making unique, one-of-a-kind beads from existing beads themselves. This lushly illustrated guide offers them a blast of inspiration, with 40 fabulous designs from some of today’s finest beadwork artists. Ranging from understated to pure dazzling glam, these projects showcase a range of innovative techniques. Among the standouts: a peyote-stitched Tetrahedron Beaded Bead that can be produced in varying sizes; a Peek-A-Boo Bead, using steel nuts from the hardware store; and a cylinder-shaped Pi ata Bead, decorated with smaller beads resembling tiny, colorful party balloons. Detailed instructions and photos make the crafting easy, and there’s encouragement for readers eager to incorporate their own design ideas. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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Little bit of everything

User Review  - jerseybeader -

A fun book for weavers andor beaders. Covers a lot of stitches and since theyre beaded beads each project can be done pretty quick and using those pesky bits of leftover beads. Its got a little of ... Read full review

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Reasonably clear tutorials, nicely photographed. Read full review


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Crisscross Bead
Swirly Bead
Dagger Bead
Sea Anemone Bead
Bubble Wrap Bead
Lucky Coin Bead
Wonder Wheel Bead
Confetti Bead
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Jean Campbell has been the editor of "Beadwork Magazine" since its debut in 1998. She is the author of "The Beader's Companion," "Beadwork Creates Bracelets," and "Beadwork Creates Necklaces," She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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