Georgene Lockwood

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Illustrated

Have you ever wanted the perfect piece of jewelry to go with that special outfit and just couldn't find it? Or have you thought it would be fun to make great gifts for a fraction of their retail cost that look like you spent a mint? Then beading is your craft! And The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Illustrated is the book to show you how.

With nearly 200 photos and illustrations, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Illustrated takes you step-by-step through all the major beading techniques. Simple, but engaging projects lead to mastery.

You'll learn how to choose the right connectors, fasteners and clasps for your projects, how to pick the right beads and care for them, and which tools and materials you'll need. You'll master a variety of techniques, from basic stringing and knotting to wirework, on- and off-loom weaving, macramé, embroidering with beads, embellishment, French beaded flowers and even how to create your own beads from clay, paper and other simple materials.

Detailed appendices with charts, definitions and sources for everything you'll need make this a must for every beader's library.

Selected Works

Non-fiction
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Illustrated
The first comprehensive guide for beginning beaders, from stringing to embellishing with beads and everything in between.
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