You’ll Love This Beading Project Book If:
- You want to learn the basics of beading
- You love crafting and want to give beading a try
- You want to challenge yourself by trying new beading crafts
Beading Basics shows you how to create variety of fun beading projects step by step. In addition to great basic techniques and tips you’ll also progress and challenge yourself with variations on each featured project. Learn everything you need to know about beading.
Get the confidence you need to try beading projects for yourself. Instructions are easy to follow and allow you to add your own personal style. More experienced bead artists will love the tips and use this beading book as a refresher. Learn how to do a variety of beading stitches including loops, weaves, netting and chains with these helpful tutorials from Carole Rodgers.
In Beading Basics You’ll Learn:
- Step-by-step projects for creating home decorating and jewelry pieces using basic beading techniques
- Tips & techniques from Carole Rodgers for success on each project
- More advanced beading techniques such as netting and potawatamie stitches
Check Out This Excerpt from French Beaded Flowers The Complete Guide:
"Findings" is the term generally used for all the hardware needed to finish a piece of jewelry. Findings come in both base and precious metals. You will need some of the following basic findings before you start. You may want to begin with the less expensive base metal parts until you get proficient at using them.
Bead tip: Used at the ends of bead strands mostly to hide the knot. (I prefer bottom-hole clamshell tips that close around the knot to hide it from view.)
A closure used to join the ends of the piece of jewelry together. The most commonly used clasps are toggles that consist of a bar and a loop, spring rings and lobster claws.
Small, soft metal bead in a silver or gold color and of varying size that is crimped around the bead wire to hold the strand to a clasp or other part of the
Earring findings: Available in a variety of configurations like wires, ball and post, and clips. Hoops are available to attach to the findings as well.
Pin that has an eye already turned on one end and often used to link two things together.
Head pin: Long, straight pin with a flat head on one end, like a straight pin without a point.
Small ring of wire, sized in millimeters, used to join parts of a piece of jewelry together.
Pendant bail: Decorative loop used to attach a pendant to a chain or beaded strand.
Attached to the back of a piece to make a brooch. They are available in different lengths.
Split ring: Double jump ring that looks like a very tight spring and will not split apart if it has tension on it.
Bar with a number of holes used to hold the strands apart.
A Word From the Author:
"Over the years, I’ve managed to figure out how to do most everything I wanted to do in beading through one of these methods. It sure would have been nice to have all the information in one place, though. With that in mind, I have geared this volume to the beginner. I have tried to write and illustrate it in such a way that it can be used as a quick reference. The projects are lessons in how to use the material, finding or technique discussed." — Carole Rodgers
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