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The Art of Beadwork: Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2013
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Few jewelry-making books provide such comprehensive coverage; this title is like a buffet for jewelry makers. An excellent addition to beadwork collections.”
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- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780762450190
- ISBN-13 : 978-0762450190
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Publisher : Running Press Adult; Illustrated Edition (October 1, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0762450193
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,378,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have to confess: I bought this book for the gorgeous necklace on the cover. It's so pretty and colorful, it looks like candy. But as I started delving into the book, I discovered that I was getting some real tutoring in not just the beading stitches and theory, but graphs and explanations on how to do things the _right_ way, not the self-taught way that has served me fairly well for many years. The first seventeen pages are a gallery of gorgeous finished projects to whet your appetite, then the next thirty are the obligatory lesson which goes through the beads, threads and tools. The big, huge difference between this book and so many of the other beading books that I've read is that this intro section is worth reading. It talks about different needles and _why_ you want to you a needle by a specific manufacturer and size.
The next hundred or so pages are devoted to techniques and projects. Each stitch and its variations are described in detail, then a project or two is shown with both well written directions as well as pictures and graphs which clarify everything. If you can follow directions, you can do these projects, which range from a nice bracelet made in simple ladder stitch to netting, loomwork and combination stitches. One special project I really liked was a relatively simple strand of toggles. The whole necklace was made of beaded toggles, spread out every four inches or so. The toggles were all black and white hexagons with a colored bar and a strip of matching colored beading separating the toggles. Not really difficult, but a real stunner when it's made correctly.
The last section shows projects by visiting bead artists, and the same beautiful directions and pictures necessary to make them. There were so many beautiful projects that I couldn't decide which one to make first. Then the book finishes with a couple of handy tables and definitions, just to make sure you have everything you need. :-)
A definite winner and well worth the space necessary on the very crowded beady bookshelf!
I highly recommend this book and feel that it should be in every beader's library!
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It really is a beautiful, comprehensive and fascinating book full of both basic and advanced patterns and ideas. I'll definitely be buying future books by Jane Lock, although I would advise the need to ensure it isn't simply a re-release with a different cover as I did unwittingly buy a second version of this same book as it was previously released with a different cover. Nevertheless, I look forward to hopefully seeing more of Jane's new publications.
Bei der Einleitung wird sehr gut auf die verschiedenen Materiealien eingegenagen sehr gut für Anfänger.
Ich habe mir dieses Buch schon wegen dem schönen bunten Einband gekauft und weiss das ich diesen Sommer diese Kette tragen werde :-) .
They arrived this morning, and I flicked through this book, which is definitely not anywhere near as good or inspiring as I thought it would be, and the necklace on the cover was not featured in it as a tutorial. So I picked up The Art of Beadweaving, and the contents inside are absolutely IDENTICAL to this book!!! Only the covers and the ISBN are different!!!
This book is a new release, 7th November 2013, and the books have different titles, so there is no way you would think they were the same, but every single page is identical in each book!!!!
Both are being returned, and I will never buy another book by this author again on principle!!!