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"Creepy-crawlies take a turn for the ornamental in this collection, which features designs for 23 different insects and sea creatures (and, oddly, an owl). In her first book, Kopperude heads off the likely question—What would I do with an insect made out of beads?—by presenting each insect as part of a project, such as an ant magnet, a fly tie tack, and a spider sun catcher. Most of the projects require simple tools that should be in most beadworkers’ collections, such as pliers, wire cutters, and craft adhesive, and the projects themselves are simple enough for beginners to tackle. VERDICT The theme is unusual, but it works. Projects like the dragonfly wine-glass charms might appeal to wedding crafters, and some of the creepier designs, like the bat mobile, are perfect for those decorating for Halloween." - NANETTE DONOHUE, Champaign P.L., IL

About the Author

Amy Kopperude was born and raised in Minnesota and influenced by a painting grandma, a quilting mom and brother, a guitar-playing dad, and other talented people who supported her creative growth. She lives in Red Lion, PA where she works for an educational publishing house as an editor and book layout designer. She is an avid crafter, dabbling in all kinds of media, and she sells her creations on Etsy. Visit her blog at http://www.atomicrose.blogspot.com where you can view her 365 beaded spiders.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589237323
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589237322
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amy Kopperude is an artist, editor, and graphic designer living in York, PA. She grew up in Minnesota among talented family members who supported her creative growth from an early age. Amy likes to dabble in all kinds of media and especially enjoys working with small, intricate pieces for her creations, which is why she enjoys beadwork. She has been creating and designing with beads for many years and occasionally teaches beading workshops for kids and teens. You can see some of her artwork at the Hive Artspace gallery in York, PA.

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Certainly worth getting.
Chelsea Scourtes
“Bead Bugs” will show you how to use beads as well as found objects in your home in clever ways while unleashing a lot of fun and creativity.
Kevin Tipple
I love that this isn't just another "cute and crafty" book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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Bead Bugs by Amy Kopperude isn't so much about making a fashion statement or creating a style as it is about doing something different and fun. As the subtitle explains Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects.

The 128 page book contains 23 projects. Each project has detailed instructions, plenty of close up color pictures, and ideas that strongly encourage personal creativity. Whether it be the simple “Spider Pin” on page 18-21 or the more complicated “Mosquito Candle Clinger” (pages 30-35) or the elaborate Fireflies In A Jar (pages 54-59) there are plenty of projects to choose from. While the skill levels needed to fashion something close to what is depicted will vary, they all are fun and very creative.

This colorful book also includes a section on tools and resources, and plenty of information so that you can make something truly unique. “Bead Bugs” will show you how to use beads as well as found objects in your home in clever ways while unleashing a lot of fun and creativity.

Material was obtained via my local library for my use in an objective review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2013
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I am delighted with Bead Bugs. It offers perfect step-by-step instructions/pictures and provides several ideas for other ways to explore the projects. I love that this isn't just another "cute and crafty" book. This is something I can use with my nieces and nephews as well as friends. I highly recommend that you check it out and I hope that Amy Kopperude keeps the books coming!
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Its a nice book, but the one I really wanted it no longer available. This is the problem with the large publishers... if your book doesn't sell up to their expectations, they pull the book and destroy them. That's the main reason I chose self-publishing over a large publishing house, and I earn a lot more per book when I sell them as well.
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I loved this book! The bugs and critters are creatively crafted, and the directions are easy to follow. The lightning bugs in the jar are fantastic, as is the 'bat mobile'! I hope Amy Kopperude continues to stretch her imagination and creates more fun projects soon!
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By debbie c. on May 16, 2013
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I love the book. Some of the instructions were hard to follow. With the scoripion I had to find a cheaper way to make. I used a wide plastic bracelet. The fireflies are cute. I think I will try the glow in the dark paint for them.
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By L. Moore on April 25, 2013
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Love to make bugs out of beads and things. This book had the step-by-step instructions that are perfect and keep you aware of the next step. Very clear pictures, that makes a difference. Thank You!
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By Kathy Warf on February 4, 2013
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Feedback-Love this book! Such cute extraordinary patterns.Can't wait to get started!Would recommend to other beaders craving something unique.Delivered in a timely manner.
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By Amazon Customer on January 20, 2014
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My son and I may never duplicate these delightful creatures, but techniques and ideas found throughout the book provide a foundation for creating our own bead critters.
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