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Creative Bead Jewelry Weaving - Looming - Stringing - Wiring - Making Beads
Creative Bead Jewelry Weaving - Looming - Stringing - Wiring - Making Beads Author:Carol Taylor From a colorful watchband made up of multiple strands of beads, to unusual hairpins made from wire and a few bold beads, to a simple woven peyote pouch, explore the many wonderful ways to turn beads into spectacular jewelry and accessories. — With this full-color, inspiring how-to guide, even a beginner will be able to make incredible necklaces, ... more »bracelets, earrings, pins, barrettes, and more. A handy basics section covers tools and materials - beads, needles, simple techniques for stringing and wiring, and the more complex, but easy to master, methods of weaving. Find out how to construct or buy a bead loom and use it to create exciting pieces. Take creativity to even greater heights by making original, one-of-a-kind beads from paper, fabric, bamboo, or polymer clay.
Detailed, illustrated instructions are given for more than 55 stylish projects. Showcase special beads on a long necklace, or make an exotic black and white choker on a leather cord. Use the widely available "memory wire" -- steel wire that remains coiled -- to form an unusual bracelet, and explore the infinite design potential of making stickpins by simply stringing an interesting bead on a piece of wire and embellishing it with additional wire. Weave a colorful, slithery serpent pin, and turn amethyst crystals into earrings by enclosing them in tubes of peyote stitch. Use a loom to make a dragonfly medicine bag, a traditional-looking Native American neckband, a vibrant flame necklace, and much more.
Be warned: once you get started with this fun and easy craft, you won't want to stop. Beading can be addictive!« less