Creative Beading

Creative Beading

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Creative Beading is a fine addition to any beader’s library. It showcases more than 80 wonderful projects and fresh ideas selected from the pages of Bead&Button magazine. Full-color photography and thorough step-by-step instructions accompany each editor-tested project. From easy strung bracelets to sleek crocheted bead ropes, there’s a project to excite and inspire everyone. Hardcover.

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Author: From Bead&Button magazine
Hardcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 256 pages; 1000 color photos; ISBN: 9780871162281

From the editors of Bead&Button magazine.
Introduction 7
Tools 8
Necessary items for making beaded jewelry
Basics 10
Techniques for constructing jewelry

Section 1: Stringing
Play on Color 18
Mix a lively palette of seed beads and lampwork beads
Charmed, I'm Sure 20
Embellish a bracelet with fun and easy lampwork and crystal charms
Color in Context 22
Make a colorful multistrand necklace inspired by lampwork cones
Better in Blue 25
Learn strategies for matching strands and pendants
Style & Substance 28
Combine silver and art glass to create striking necklaces
Watch Out 30
Make a beautiful beaded watch band
A Fine Line 32
Use chain to add interest to a lampwork and gemstone necklace
Silver Cascade 34
String liquid silver beads for a lovely necklace and bracelet set
Luxurious Lariat 36
Indulge in long, lovely pearl strands
Easy Elegance 38
Combine pearls and crystals in a charming bracelet and earrings set
Sparkling Spacers 40
Add pizzazz to an easy bracelet and earrings set with crystal spacers
Cool Dip 42
Use a variety of beads to create a whimsical multistrand necklace
Great Lengths 44
Create a scarf necklace with seed beads
Garland Necklace 46
String a flowery necklace and earrings
Crossing Paths 48
Frame an interesting pendant with intersecting strands
Pearl Garden 50
String pearls, cloisonné beads, and crystals for a glamorous necklace
Tips & Techniques 53
Beaded gift bags, bead clean-up, hiding thread ends

Section 2: Wirework
Jump Start 56
Link jump rings and beads for lively bracelets
Diamond Delights 58
Bend crystal-embellished wire into sparkling earrings
Ancient Rings 60
Use a chain-mail pattern to create an elegant necklace
Out of the Loop 62
Make delightful drop earrings using wire spirals
Trading Spacers 64
Create dramatic wire-wrapped spacers
Earring Tree 66
Assemble a fanciful earring holder
Angel Pendant 68
Combine abalone and pearls into a holiday embellishment
Tryzantine Bracelet 70
Make an intricate bracelet with jump rings
Flower Formation 72
Wrap gemstones into floral links
Sparkling Loops 74
Use chain to create hoop earrings
Wrapped Ring 76
Create wire rings with contemporary appeal
Harlequin Romance 78
Contrast black and white gemstones in this dramatic necklace
Passion Flower 81
Make an exotic beaded bloom
Cotillion Choker 84
Link crystals and chain for a lovely necklace
Tiered Drops 86
Create a sparkling collar with pearls and crystals
Dew Drops 88
Add sparkle and variety to chain with crystals
Foxtail Pearl Float 90
Suspend pearls in a jump-ring chain
Tips & Techniques 93
Project carrying case, pliers know-how, Internet tip

Section 3: Stitching
Running Wild 96
Stich a lacy wildflower choker
Staggered by Daggers 99
Make a colorful spiky bracelet
Heart's Desire 100
Transform a mesh finding with pearls and crystals
Dutch Treat 102
Stitch a pair of spiral earrings
Lemon Twist 104
Combine gemstones, crystals, and marcasite with spiral rope stitch
New Spin on Spiral 107
Harmonize pearls and crystals in this spiral rope variation
Layered Ladders 110
Combine woven components into a handsome neckpiece
Interlaced Loops 114
Lace up this delightful embellished bracelet
Fringed Earring Duo 116
Stitch fanciful seahorse or hummingbird earring dangles
Faux Jabot 118
Layer stitched panels in this elegant design
Catching Cabs 122
Highlight a brick-stitch bracelet with bezeled cabochons
Diamond Grid 125
Create a geometric pattern with right-angle weave
Creative Twist 128
Turn a herringbone tube into a whimsical pretzel
Graceful Companions 130
Combine herringbone and right-angle weave in this bracelet
Crystal Falls 133
Accent a herringbone rope with a netted crystal
Social Butterflies 136
Work a bracelet of adorable butterflies in Ndebele herringbone stitch
Rainforest Bracelet 139
Add a colorful exotic flower to a graduated herringbone cuff
Collier du Soleil 142
Stitch a radiant neckpiece with hex beads and cubic zirconia teardrops
Ocean Cascade 146
Embellish an easy herringbone rope with a fringe of sea creatures
Crave the Wave 149
Add movement to an undulating bracelet with fringe
Colorful Closures 150
Dress up a peyote bracelet with a mix of festive buttons and beads
Band Together 152
Frame crystals with peyote squares in an elegant bracelet
Get Connected 154
Create a colorful necklace with peyote stitch rectangles
Beachcomberユs Bracelet 156
Embellish a peyote band with a bounty of seaside treasures
Fleur du Jour 158
Accent bracelets and more with peyote stitch flowers
Autumn Leaves 161
Enhance a sculptural peyote brooch with wire
Lacy Leaves 164
Add dramatic leaves and a fringed centerpiece to a peyote band
Bubble Bead 166
Combine several styles of textured beads with ladder stitch spacers
Ruffles & Ridges 168
Stitch a peyote tube bracelet with jaunty twists
A Touch of Red 170
Enhance a neckpiece with beautiful flowers and leaves
Wonder Beads 173
Design and embellish hollow peyote beads
Window Dressing 176
Stitch a pair of unusual earrings to frame your favorite beads
Ease into Elegance 178
Showcase a Mabe pearl in this elegant stitched necklace
One on One 181
Combine two cabochons for a dramatic centerpiece
Floral Fanfare 183
Stitch up these lush, retro brooches
Snap it Up 186
Finish a netted cuff with a grand flourish
Floral Finish 189
Accent a netted lariat with colorful tassels
Primary Twist 192
Create a colorful spiral necklace with a custom toggle closure
Apple Blossoms 194
Weave an embellished bracelet using multiple techniques
Beaded Lockets 199
Transform your tiny treasures using three easy techniques
Wild Violets 202
Make a lush necklace with a bouquet of stitches
Beaded Garden 205
Weave a collection of floral forms
Flaming Cuff 209
Loom a cuff based on a classic needlepoint design
Layered & Loomed 212
Enhance a woven band with multiple techniques
Warp Speed 216
Accelerate loomwork projects with a clever new technique
Tips & Techniques 219
Bead dish cover, modified Ndebele, bead fixes, tangle prevention

Section 4: Bead Crochet,
Embroidery, and Macramé
Crystal Crochet 222
Give crochet takes a new twist with crystals and pearls
Silver Stitches 225
Crochet a two-toned rope with silver beads
Falling for Crochet 228
Accent an autumn lariat with art beads
Brimming with Possibilities 232
Stitch a bowl with tapestry crochet
Picture Perfect 235
Embroider a cuff to showcase a cabochon
Ribbon Wraps 238
Enhance a wire neckpiece with beads and fringe
Heartfelt Embroidery 241
Showcase whimsical beaded pictures with a simple frame technique
Donut Deluxe 244
Dress up a donut with an embellished macramé dangle
Tie the Knot 246
Macramé a bracelet using three easy knots
All Tied Together 248
Knot cords with gemstones and silver for a macramé necklace
Fit to be Tied 252
Use macramé knots to define a sophisticated neckpiece
Tips & Techniques 255
Project organizers, untangling knots, patterns for lefties, color clips
Index 256


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