Step-By-Step Bead Stringing
by Ruth F. Poris teaches the basic skills of stringing and restringing beads This GOLDEN HANDS PRESS publication has over 100 line drawings and instructions for attaching clasps, knotting between beads, creating several necklace styles, stringing with wire and chain, and finishing with French wire. An appendix contains bead terminology, standard measurements, and charts. The author encourages experimentation with color, size, textures, and shapes. The use of the basic techniques given in this book will produce original, well-crafted bead Jewelry. The 45-page book is bound in heavy cover stock and measures a convenient 5" x 8". Look for it in area craft shops.
-- GOLDEN HANDS PRESS -- Ornament Magazine April 1985Step-By-Step Bead Stringing
, by Ruth F. Poris, contains step by step techniques on bead stringing. Containing over 100 detailed drawings, the book covers every technique needed for beginners and working jewelers to design, handknot or restring pearls and beads. It includes a thorough description, necessary supplies, as well as some trade secrets. An appendix contains standard bead measurements and technology, charts and methods for estimating the number of beads needed. The 45-page book is bound in heavy cover stock and measures a convenient 5" x 8"".
-- Lapidary Journal Book Club. -- Lapidary Journal - Dec.1985
Everyone has their own method, ten different Stringers would probably write ten completely different books. But, in general, this small paperback is one of the most comprehensive guidebooks available. Well illustrated explanations of a variety of techniques, tools and even some design suggestions. 46 pages
-- GOLDEN HANDS PRESS -- Detroit Free Press February, 1988
It is a pleasure to report that this book is exactly what it claims to be: "A complete, illustrated, professional approach." It starts with a chapter on tools and supplies. The next chapters are on plain stringing and restringing; knotting between beads; finishing with French wire, and stringing on chain. All are clear and well illustrated. For that alone it should be well recommended. What makes it even more valuable is the appendix. It contains a listing of standard terminology, the accepted lengths of matinee, opera, rope and lariat. It has a table of calculations showing the number of beads of various millimeter sizes needed for necklaces of several lengths. It includes a formula, handy to use for calculating the number of beads needed for any size necklace.
-- Professor Samuel Beizer, chairman, Jewelry Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Jewelers' Book Club judge -- Jewelers' Circular-Keystone, March 1968
Without question, the outstanding book on the subject of Bead Stringing. All .... even more than you need to know to be great at bead stringing. This book has practical step by step techniques written by a dedicated teacher and jeweler with many years of experience. Over 100 detailed drawings with chapters on choosing tools and supplies, cleaning and restringing, attaching clasps, knotting between beads, single, multiple, graduated and endless necklaces. How to string on cord, on wire and on chain. An appendix with bead terminology, standard measures, charts and how-to-figure the number of beads required, etc. 45 pages.
-- Creative Product News, Nov. 1991