The Beading Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Storey Publishing, Jul 16, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 432 pages
9 Reviews
Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S.

The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they may face. Beadwork instructor and author Karen Morris has assembled more than 200 of the most vexing questions her students ask and offers skillful advice on how to resolve every dilemma. Whether it's a beginner trying to choose the right supplies for a simple necklace or an advanced crafter wanting to master the details of off-loom weaving or knitting and crocheting with beads, The Beading Answer Book is sure to be an indispensable reference. It's designed in an appealing small format that can be tucked inside any beader's supply box. Night or day, any time of the week, this wise companion is always available to unravel those pesky beading questions that can tie bead enthusiasts up in knots.

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Excellent book for newbies

User Review  - georgiababydoll -

The content of this book is excellent. Any questions I've had so far have been thoroughly answered, in common down-to-earth English. The author, Karen Morris, is an expert in the craft of beading. I ... Read full review

Not exactly what I expected

User Review  - love2craft -

The book was not exactly what I was thinking it would be. It is rather generic. Would probably be helpful for a beginner. It had a few areas that were helpful so I decided to keep it, but I would not have purchased it if I had been able to look through the entire book. Read full review


CHAPTER 1Getting Started
CHAPTER 2All About Beads
CHAPTER 3Findings
CHAPTER 4Organizing Tricks and Tools
CHAPTER 6Other Stringing Techniques
CHAPTER 7Working with Wire
CHAPTER 9OnLoom Weaving with Beads
CHAPTER 10Crocheting with Beads
CHAPTER 11Other Fiber Techniques
CHAPTER 12Repairs and Alterations

CHAPTER 8OffLoom Weaving with Beads

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About the author (2008)

Karen Morris teaches a wide range of beading classes at Crystal Blue Beading Company in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her beadwork endeavors include making glass beads, repairing beaded jewelry, and designing original pieces. Her beaded vessel was exhibited in the 2004 Bead International show. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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