The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Basics: Easy-to-Follow Photos and Illustrations Guide You Through Wirework, Embellishing, and More

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages

Includes all the fundamentals readers need to know to enjoy the craft and create successful projects. Clear, well-illustrated instructions guide readers through each step of beading for jewelry and home crafts, including choosing a design and beads, selecting clasps and other findings, stringing on different materials, weaving off and on a loom, working with wire, and finishing any project.

- Expert advice on mastering stringing and weaving techniques, plus specialty techniques such as beading flowers, beaded embroidery, and various beaded embellishments.
- Choose the best color, size, and shape of beads and the right connectors, fasteners, and clasps for any project
- Tons of crisp, instructional black-and-white photos and line drawings


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Title Page
Its More Than Beads
Design Basics
Bead Stringing and Weaving Techniques
The Basics of Bead Stringing
OffLoom Bead Weaving
Getting Started Beading on
Becoming a LoomaTic
Beads on Fabric Around the House and More
Beads in Stitches
Elegant Embellishments
Decorating with Beadwork
Work Safe Work Organized
Making Your Own Beads
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Resources

Getting Wired
Basic Wirework Techniques
In a Beaded Garden
Some Useful Charts

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About the author (2011)

Georgene Lockwood, author of The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Organizing Your Life, Fifth Edition, is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Author's Guild. Lockwood conducts workshops and lectures about organizing and writing. She lives with her husband in Prescott, Arizona.

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