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The beading answer book : solutions to every problem you'll ever face : answers to every question you'll ever ask

Author: Karen Morris
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S. The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they  Read more...
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Miscellanea
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Morris, Karen.
Beading answer book.
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2008017997
(OCoLC)225852515
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Morris
ISBN: 9781603427319 1603427317
OCLC Number: 759840632
Description: 1 online resource (431 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Getting Started""; ""What Is It About Beads?""; ""Basic Knots""; ""How to Buy Beads""; ""How Do I Learn Beading?""; ""Working with Color""; ""Planning a Design""; ""Beading TLC""; ""Chapter 2: All About Beads""; ""A World of Choices""; ""What Are Seed Beads?""; ""Delica Beads""; ""Bead Sizes""; ""Czech Glass Beads""; ""Wound Glass""; ""Lampwork Glass Beads""; ""Other Bead Materials""; ""Choosing Colors That Last""; ""Is It for Real?""; ""Birthstones""; ""Gemstones and Healing""; ""Chapter 3: Findings""; ""Beading Essentials""; ""Clasps"" ""Findings for Earrings""""Bead Caps""; ""Working with Silver""; ""Working with Gold""; ""Chapter 4: Organizing Tricks and Tools""; ""Handling and Storage""; ""Beading On-the-Go""; ""Beading Needles""; ""Beading Threads""; ""Using Beeswax""; ""Threading Tips""; ""Basic Tools""; ""Other Useful Items""; ""Chapter 5: Stringing Basics""; ""On a “String�""; ""All About Crimps""; ""Stringing Tools""; ""Stringing Shortcuts""; ""Bracelets and Necklaces""; ""Chapter 6: Other Stringing Techniques""; ""Memory Wire""; ""Stretch Cord""; ""Multiple Strands""; ""Tricky Stringing Solutions"" ""Leather Cord""""Silk Cord and Knotted Strands""; ""Chapter 7: Working with Wire""; ""Defining Wirework""; ""Types of Wire""; ""Wire Findings""; ""Wire Tools""; ""Tool Tips""; ""Basic Wirework Techniques""; ""Making Jewelry Components""; ""Chapter 8: Off-Loom Weaving with Beads""; ""Bead Weaving Defined""; ""Peyote Stitch""; ""Peyote Stitch Variations""; ""Square Stitch""; ""Ladder Stitch""; ""Brick Stitch""; ""Ndebele Stitch""; ""Right-Angle Weave""; ""Netting""; ""Threading Techniques""; ""Bead Weaving in Action""; ""Beaded Objects""; ""Chapter 9: On-Loom Weaving with Beads"" ""Loom Weaving Defined""""About the Loom""; ""Using the Loom""; ""Troubleshooting""; ""Finishing the Ends""; ""Making Fringe""; ""Chapter 10: Crocheting with Beads""; ""Beads and Fiber Arts""; ""Making Bracelets""; ""Design and Technique""; ""Branching Out""; ""Using Larger Beads""; ""Working with Patterns""; ""Chapter 11: Other Fiber Techniques""; ""Knitting with Beads""; ""Bead Embroidery""; ""Stitching Techniques""; ""Choosing a Project""; ""Chapter 12: Repairs and Alterations""; ""Broken Strings""; ""Clasps and Crimps""; ""Adjusting Length""; ""Beaded Bags""; ""Vintage Repair"" ""Mounting and Framing""""Appendixes""; ""Glossary""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Z""; ""Resources""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
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Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S. The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they may face. Beadwork instructor and author Karen Morris has assembled more than 200 of the most vexing questions her students ask and offers skillful advice on how to resolve every dilemma. Whether it's a beginner trying to choose the right supplies for a simple necklace or an advanced crafter wanting to master the details of off-loom weaving or knitting and crocheting with beads, The Beading Answer Book is sure to be an indispensable reference. It's designed in an appealing small format that can be tucked inside any beader's supply box. Night or day, any time of the week, this wise companion is always available to unravel those pesky beading questions that can tie bead enthusiasts up in knots.

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