Item description for Bead Crochet: A Beadwork How-To Book (Beadwork How-To series) by Bethany Barry...
Showcasing the latest innovative craft pairing, beads and crochet, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of bead crochet that includes history, tools, beading stitches, and basic crochet techniques. A dozen exciting projects are included that use a variety of cords and yarn sizes, thicknesses, and textures to create clothing accessories, jewelry, and sculptural pieces. Projects are offered at all skill levels, and each one is presented with step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, along with helpful hints and tricks to simplify each technique. A colorful gallery full of original work profiles talisman necklaces, groom's prayer beads, a variety of miser bags, and a Vermont wilderness bracelet.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 193149942X ISBN13 9781931499422
Reviews - What do customers think about Bead Crochet: A Beadwork How-To Book (Beadwork How-To series)?
Not what I was looking for Jul 3, 2007
I guess I was not familiar with the term "bead crochet", but this book is not what I wanted. I was looking for books like "Crochet with Wire" By: Nancie M. Wiseman and "Crochet Jewelry" By: Sophie Britten.
This book covers Tubular crochet, and crochet that the beading looks more like Pave-studded fabric. Most of the projects look like somebody just tangled a hodge podge of beads together. Not one of the projects appeals to me--they all look very 'hippie' and outdated.
I wish I had read the reviews more carefully before I bought this one.
Thankfully, I didn't buy it May 16, 2007
Luckily, my small library has an interlibrary loan system. I've been searching for a good book about crocheting with beads. I must agree with another reviewer that the best part was the pictures of the antique pieces.
How totally dissapointing! The author tells us how to make things in her style and her style only, which is what I call a "funky mess".
I don't care whether I like the style or not. I had figured since it was called "A Beadwork How-To Book" that we'd learn basic techniques, but they are lost in the author's "creativity".
Unless you love the look of messy, funky stuff and want to COPY this, I cannot recommend this book at all.
Disapponted in this book May 3, 2007
I bought this book to learn how to bead crochet. Well, forget it, the directions are so spotty that I cannot imagine anyone being able to follow them. It amazes me that Ms. Barry is a teacher since she is incapable of explaining anything. Also found her designs really ugly and wouldn't want to duplicate them anyway. Buy Linda Lehman's book instead, it's really good.
Great Book!! Apr 16, 2007
I borrowed this book from our library and fell in love with it. I am very picky about the crafting books I choose to spend my money on, that is why I do the library thing first. I do agree that most of the projects are complicated, but it doesn't take long to work up to them. I just love this book and have plans to purchase it. If you are looking for more beginner patterns, try "Simple Glass Beading" by Dorothy Wood.
Instant Inspiration! Oct 24, 2005
I can recommend this book because the photograps are well done, as are the instructions. The author obviously knows her stuff and she knows how to share it with others!