Beadweaving Brilliance: Make Beautiful Jewelry as You Learn Off-Loom Techniques

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Japan Publications Trading, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 82 pages
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Just in time for holiday hand-made-gift-making, comes this beautifully illustrated book that shows crafters how to create colorful and unique beaded accessories. Using a single needle and thread, readers will learn a variety of stitches, including herringbone, peyote (also known as gourd), brick, square, right angle weave and African helix, to weave beads into a flat fabric or 3-dimensional object. The off-loom beading technique lends itself to fashioning striking accessories; and in Beadweaving Brilliance, author Kumiko Mizuno offers precise instructions for 30 different projects that will take even a novice beader no more than two hours to complete.

The book is divided into sections covering five different types of accessories - rings, pendants, straps, bracelets and necklaces - and also includes sections on basic techniques, color variations and tools.

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Every Beginner Needs This Book!

User Review  - camelot123 -

This book is layed out differently than most others in that it gives a picture of the project directionsand a diagram of the stitch on one page. Easy to follow direcctions and diagrams of many ... Read full review


User Review  - iherditallbordercollies -

This book has a lot of great ideas for beautiful bead items. The directions were clear and great for a beginner. It has so many pretty items to make. Good book for the price. Read full review


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Daisy chain stitch

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About the author (2007)

Well-known in Japan as an expert on bead work, KUMIKO MIZUNO ITO also gives demonstrations and lectures on knitting. She has edited and compiled several textbooks on beading and has written other books in Japanese. Ito has appeared on NHK-TV, Japans public broadcasting network.

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