Design Originals - Jewelry Idea Book - Bead Basics 101

Design Originals - Jewelry Idea Book - Bead Basics 101
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Take the mystery out of beading. Bead Basics 101 is your one-stop, all-purpose source for every aspect of beading. This terrific beginners' resource from Original Designs starts with a guide to the types of beads, moves on to essentials tools, and shows you all the right findings. From clasps to crimp beads, you will find it here. Just follow the photos and you will be stringing lovely works of dazzling jeweled art in no time. If you always thought beading would be expensive, think again and check out the first chapter. Saving Money. Gorgeous handmade jewelry does not have to cost a fortune. Follow these tips and save a bundle. With Bead Basics 101, you will explore the joys of mixing colors and using focal beads to their greatest advantage, learn to create unique accents, as well as string multiple strands with confidence. Bead artists Donna Goss and Andrea Gibson welcome you to the wonderful world of beading as they guide you through the intricacies of earrings, the wonders of wire, and the dazzle of crystals. This Design Originals book includes:
  • 36 pages
  • 110 beautiful projects
  • Beginner to Intermediate (very little advanced)
  • Easy to follow instructions
  • Full color photography for project and illustrations
  • SKU: do-5282 UPC: 023863052825

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      5/ 5stars

      very handy

      I haven't read all of this yet but so far what I have been able to read (when my daughters not demanding my attention) is just what I have been looking for, I flipped through it and everything is easy to follow with clear photos and they have great little tips throughout the whole book, a must for anyone wanting or thinking about starting to do bead work, buy it before you buy anything else!

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      5/ 5stars

      Packs a Punch!

      Wow! This book really is the creme-de-la-creme of beginner beading books. It starts with a simple intro of types and sizes of beads as well as necessary tools, how to tie different types of knots, and what mediums are out there for stringing your beads - such as wire, cording, thread, ribbon and more. This book will help you speak "bead" in no time at all!

      I also love that this book covers everything from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and even watches. There are some awesome wiring techniques that I thought would not be "beginner" level, but with the easy-to-understand explanation and step-by-step photos, they are seriously easy. Look for money-savings tidbits and color advice, too! This book covers a TON of information in just 36 pages...

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