• Comprehensive guide to beading crafts and designs
• Includes tutorials for bead stringing, bead stitching, and wire work
• With unique and easy ideas for making jewelry, accessories and gifts
Bead-o-pedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to all things related to the craft of beading. Covering the basics, intermediate, and more advanced beading techniques, Bead-o-pedia will give you the know-how you need to create jewelry and accessories you’ll love to make and wear. With step-by-step instructions and clear images it will help you easily pick up new techniques, or master any that you're less confident at. Bead-o-pedia is comprised of the latest and most popular beading techniques out there, including macramé, soutache, wire crochet, and many simpler techniques, like how to tie a double knot on elastic.
Making your own jewellery and accessories can seem a bit daunting when you first start out, with such a vast array of beads, findings, tools, and beading-related terminology. This compendium will simplify all of this, with clear instructions and useful descriptions, to use as an invaluable reference as you work through your beading designs.
There is something here for everyone, from projects to attempt when you are just starting out, to ones for those who have already done a bit of beadwork and want to give something new a try, while learning new techniques. The 25 inspiring and fresh design projects, from beginners to advanced, are presented with clear step-by-step instructions, accompanied by close-up photos. By working your way through the techniques and projects in Beado- pedia, you will be well on your way to creating your own beautiful jewellery. It will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to experiment with new ideas and will be useful to refer back to as you work on new designs
Prelims: 5pp, Introduction: 10pp, Equipment & Techniques: 12pp
Beading, Stringing & Wire Work: 12pp, Stitching & Knotting: 12pp
Simple Projects: 60pp, Intermediate Projects: 60pp, Advanced Projects: 63pp
End matter: 5pp, Index and Credits: 5pp