Item description for Getting Started Stringing Beads (Getting Started series) by Jean Campbell...
The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Everything the beginner needs to know, including information on selecting the appropriate beads at the store and a complete guide to basic stringing materials are provided, along with pointers on securing beading wires with crimps, tying knots, and working with findings. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings. This resource guide gives readers the skills to create their own pieces.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499799 ISBN13 9781931499798
Availability 0 units.
More About Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell has been the editor of "Beadwork Magazine" since its debut in 1998. She is the author of "The Beader's Companion," "Beadwork Creates Bracelets," and "Beadwork Creates Necklaces," She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Getting Started Stringing Beads (Getting Started series)?
Great Instructions For The Beginner Sep 6, 2008
This is a great book. I was totally new at stringing beads, and knowing which tools I needed to purchase to begin making my own jewelry. This book has wonderful illustrations to walk one through a project. I made my shopping list, and have made two 3-piece sets of jewelry using tips from this very informative book.
A simple book for bare-bones beginnings Aug 11, 2008
On the surface of it, an ultra-simple, ultra-plain beading book sounds like a fine idea. After all, there's so much you can learn that it can be extremely daunting to the beginner. A simple introductory book is less threatening. And in large part, this works in Jean Campbell's Getting Started Stringing Beads. Unfortunately, beading is a complex hobby, and there's no good way to get around that, particularly if you want to cover all the bases. Going with simple inevitably means leaving things out that you really shouldn't. While the basic information and projects are certainly useful, I didn't end up feeling as though I'd gotten all that far into what I needed to know---and didn't feel ready to tackle the complex virtual aisles of an online beading catalog.
Best for dabblers or for people who get easily overwhelmed when learning a new craft---probably perfect for those folks.
The best primer on beading May 21, 2008
I'm no professional beader. But I do enjoy creating beautiful jewelry to give as gifts. As a busy businesswoman, I've found that my hand-made gifts mean more to my friends than store-purchased, since my time is probably my most valuable commodity.
Anyway, I probably own a dozen beading books. But this book is the one I use whenever I need to go back and refer to something. Besides good descriptions, the photos help me a lot - I guess I'm a visual learner. ;o) The pieces illustrated are basic but classic - very much my style.
Getting Started Stringing Beads Jan 14, 2008
I bought this book for my daughter who has been teaching herself to make bead jewelry. This is a good beginner book; it describes tools, techniques and gives nice examples of jewelry to make. I would recommend it.
Great book for beginner beaders Aug 23, 2007
This is a great book for learning good techniques for selecting and stringing beads, with comprehensive instructions on all the basics including stringing, crimping, knotting, wireworking and much, much more. Also includes lots of great projects with full instructions. Follow the steps and finish up with a wonderful piece of jewellery that you can wear with pride or give to someone as a lovely gift. This is a small book, but packed with information. I love it! I'm a much older beginner to beading and have found it invaluable.