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The illustrated bead bible : terms, tips & techniques

Author: Theresa Flores Geary
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Pub., 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Flores Geary
ISBN: 9781402723537 1402723539
OCLC Number: 145941812
Description: viii, 406 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Giving Thanks (poem) --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction. Beads, the story of civilizations ; Anatomy of a bead ; Recognizing bead shapes ; What's inside --
Beads and beading terms. From A to Z --
Beading tips and technique. Beading basics ; Potential problem areas ; Mastering techniques ; Using bead patterns ; Finishing tips ; Care and preventive maintenance ; Bead anecdotes --
Beading tables and charts. Bead shapes (Common bead shapes) ; Bead sizes (Bead size chart (mm) ; Common seed bead sizes ; Seed beads with thread and needle sizes ; Crimp bead sizes with stringing wire) ; Glass beads (Glass bead types ; Glass bead finishes) ; Gemstones (Popular gemstones ; Gemstone cuts ; Gemstone treatments ; Mohs scale of hardness ; Birthstones by month ; Birthstones by Zodiac sign) ; Metals (Metal and "metallized" beads ; Metal finishes for beads and jewelry findings ; Karat (purity) with millesimal fineness equivalents) ; Stringing materials (Threads, cords, filaments, wires, and more ; Bead-stringing wire) ; Weights and measures --
Beading stitches, finishing, and graphs. Beading stitches (Alligator stitch ; Applique stitch ; Backstitch ; Brick stitch ; Cross-weave ; Flat netting stitch ; Flat peyote stitch ; Fretting stitch ; Huichol lace ; Ladder stitch ; Lane stitch ; Looped backstitch ; Odd-count flat peyote stitch ; Right-angle weave ; Round peyote stitch ; Satin stitch ; Seed stitch ; Square stitch ; Stacked seed stitch ; Triangle turnaround stitch ; Whipstich) ; Embellishments and fringe (Embellishments ; Branched fringe) ; Knotting (Granny knot ; In-line knot ; Lark's-head knot ; Square knot ; Surgeon's knot) ; Finishing (Knotted-cord finishing ; Bead-tip finishing ; Crimp-bead finishing ; Eye-pin knot with bead-cap finishing ; Crimp-ends finishing ; Wrapping-finishing) ; Beading graphs (Brick-stitch graph ; Peyote-stitch graph ; Square-stitch (loom-stitch) graph).
Responsibility: Theresa Flores Geary ; photographs by Debra Whalen.
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From the Publisher: From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills, finishes, and even the countries famous for advancing the art. Plus, nearly 500 photographs showcase beads, gemstones, findings, and pieces from around the world. See the many ways beads are worn, woven, strung, decorated, painted, and used for accessories. As a bonus, line drawings illustrate exactly how to work the techniques, and informational charts and graphs help crafters try their hand at creative designing.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-07-11)

Giving thanks (poem) -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1. Introduction: Beads, the story of civilizations -- Anatomy of a bead -- Recognizing bead shapes -- What's inside -- Part II. Beads and beading terms: From A to Z -- Part III. Beading tips and techniques: Beading basics -- Potential problem areas -- Mastering techniques -- Using bead patterns -- Finishing tips -- Care and preventive maintenance -- Bead anecdotes -- Part IV. Beading tables and charts: Bead shapes -- Bead sizes -- Glass beads -- Gemstones -- Metals -- Strings materials -- Weights and measures -- Part V. Beading stitches, finishing and graphs: Beading stitches -- Embellishments and fringe -- Knotting -- Finishing -- Beading graphs -- Selected bibliography -- Index.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-07-11)

From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills, finishes, and even the countries famous for advancing the art. Plus, nearly 500 photographs showcase beads, gemstones, findings, and pieces from around the world. See the many ways beads are worn, woven, strung, decorated, painted, and used for accessories. As a bonus, line drawings illustrate exactly how to work the techniques, and informational charts and graphs help crafters try their hand at creative designing.

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