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Exotic Beads : 45 Distinctive Beaded Jewelry Designs Paperback – March, 1996

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Beautifully designed and photographed, Exotic Beads presents 45 projects utilizing beads from around the world. From the Americas come Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Peruvian designs, among others. Europe brings us elegant Edwardian styles, Austrian cut glass, Greek ceramics, and German wood beads. Designs from the Middle East include Afghani lapis lazuli, Egyptian faience, Indian amethyst, and Nepalese silver. The Far East yields Chinese cinnabar and enamel, Soo Chow jade, Indonesian glass, and more. And Africa offers Moroccan clay, Kenyan ceramics, and patterned-glass trading beads. Each project (mostly necklaces, plus some bracelets and earrings) merits a double-page spread, complete with a materials list and full directions. Because many of the beads may be expensive or not widely available, the photographs serve as inspiration so that you can substitute other beads and still achieve similar designs. The introductory section briefly outlines all the basic techniques. Although beginners should be able to handle many of the projects, Exotic Beads is not an introductory book, and some projects require more advanced skills.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801987482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801987489
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,801,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been collecting beads, making jewelery and reading bead books since 1970 and Sara Withers' "Exotic Beads" is far and away the best bead book for the design of necklaces, bracelets and earrings I have ever seen. The designs range from simple to complex, the photographs are large and clear and the instructions are detailed and easy to follow. The book begins with an introduction to the history of beads and beading followed by sections on tools, equipment and findings, followed by a long section on "techniques" including finishing, weaving, using wire, beadwork, loomwork and making cords and braids. The 45 designs are presented next each with a list of supplies and step-by-step instructions. Many different artists contributed work to this book which is one of the best things about it -- you get to see a wide variety of materials and designs all exquisitely photographed. An excellent book for all persons interested in beading, from beginners to experts.
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I have to take exception to the reader reviews of this book. I ordered the book based on these reviews, but now that I have it in my hand, I find that I'm very disappointed. While the book design and layout are fine, and many of the beads are interesting, I found the projects to be disappointing. For the beginning beader, this book may provide some inspiration, although I think the instructions are very sketchy, at best. I'm still searching for a good design book on beading. In the meantime, I do like "All Wired Up" by Mark Lareau -- the gallery of jewelry designs at the end of his book are great!!
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This is the best bead book that you could want. Even if you don't want to make your own beads, the photos of the most exotic necklaces you could imagine will make you want to just gaze throughout the book over and over again.
A really great inspiration.
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