Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork: Learning Off-Loom Beading Techniques One Stitch at a Time

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Wiley, Aug 31, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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A step-by-step visual guide to off-loom bead weaving

This photo-intensive guide is a comprehensive resource for creating off-loom beadwork, from simple stitches that any beginner can do to more advanced techniques that you can work up to as you build your skills. Every page includes detailed color photos and diagrams that make it easy to follow along. You'll learn how to weave the peyote, ladder, brick, square, right angle weave, and herringbone stitches, as well as make beaded netting and create beaded clasps and other decorative details. Plus, you'll get patterns to make modern, stylish pieces, from necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to napkin rings.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

This is my go-to reference book. I really need to buy a copy, as the one I'm using technically belongs to the library- though I've had it checked out for 7 months now. Clear as a bell close-up photos, splendidly visual instructions. I love this book. Read full review

great book

User Review  - wirefreak - Overstock.com

this book is the greatest for beginner beaders anyone wanting to learn beading stiches this is the book clear instructions take you step by step through learning a stitch. best of learning book .this is a good series of books. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Chris Franchetti Michaels is a writer and jewelry artisan specializing in beaded designs, wirework, and metal fabrication. She is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Beading VISUAL Quick Tips, and Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips. Chris has appeared on several episodes of DIY Network's "Jewelry Making," and her designs have been featured in popular books.

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