Item description for The Art of Making Hand Beaded Bags by Karen Torrisi...
Designed for the novice as well as the experienced hand beader, this guide shows crafters exactly how to emulate the artisans of the past. Sixteen beautiful handbag projects are presented with easy-to-follow steps including full descriptions of stitching techniques for: cup sequins, bugle beads, seed beads, rhinestones, bricking, triple seeds, loop encrusting, sequin flowers, beaded loops, triple seed loop encrusting, loose loop fringing, loop borders, loop ended fringing, beading on a ring frame, and more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.18" Width: 7.42" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Search Press
ISBN 1903975441 ISBN13 9781903975442
Reviews - What do customers think about The Art of Making Hand Beaded Bags?
A must-have for beaded bag fans Sep 27, 2003
This is a really great book for anyone interested in learning how to make beaded bags, without knitting. The designs are incredible. There are projects for all levels, ie. the Sequin covered bag is perfect for the beginner while the Stained Glass or Japanese Bags are ideal for those wanting more challenge. Her technique explanations are so clearly written, you'll be able to pick up your needle and start right away. I liked most of the colours used for the bags, but you can use what you like. There's a lot of work involved to complete a project, but the results are stunning. In my opinion, the only thing lacking was a Supplier List at the back of the book, specifically for purse frames which can be tricky to find.
Dull and Uninspiring Product with limited information Sep 24, 2003
I totally disliked this book...if you want to make craft show type stuff then perhaps this is a good choice but I came looking for info on how to make high fashion high quality beaded handbags likened to some of todays top designers and thisbag did not even stracth the surface of what I needed. Not to mention the pages are all plain black and white copy paper which is uninspiring to say the least. I would only suggest this book for those looking to make little trinkets in thier spare time certainly not for resale.