Item description for 100 Beaded Jewelry Designs: Easy-to-Bead Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches, and More by Stephanie Burnham, James Mark, Anette Warring, Roef Hopman, Gerard Hutching, Elizabeth Randolph & Jon Buller...
INTERWEAVE PRESS-Inspiration for those who want to create their own beaded jewelry. Complete beginners who have not previously attempted beading will find projects that are both easy to work and stylish to wear. There is also plenty within these pages to challenge more experienced beaders to take their work further and incorporate a personal sense of style and design. Most importantly each project has been designed with clear instructions that can be followed exactly or adapted to individual requirements. Paperback: 144 pages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 9" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499993 ISBN13 9781931499996
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephanie Burnham, James Mark, Anette Warring, Roef Hopman, Gerard Hutching, Elizabeth Randolph & Jon Buller
Stephanie Burnham has taught embroidery and beadwork to all skill levels for more than 10 years at the Woburn School of Needlework in England. She is the author of "100 Beaded Jewelry Designs,"
Reviews - What do customers think about 100 Beaded Jewelry Designs: Easy-to-Bead Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches, and More?
For Beginner to Intermediate jewellers Dec 11, 2007
This book's biggest weakness is it's lack of thread paths, but I suspect that in quite a few cases they could be figured out without a lot of trouble. The projects and color combinations are really not the prettiest I've seen, but ideally you want to learn something new, not just be entertained,even though I like that myself, I have my fair share of beading books at home!There is a decent tutorial at the back of the book on basic stitches used to make jewellery and maybe the author's intention was for us to refer to these as well. For $16. it's not a bad buy at all. It's hard to find something really unique out there these days, in terms of beaded jewellery and books, it seems to me it's all been done.For Beginner to Intermediate bead jewellers.
Quantity, not quality Jul 20, 2007
The book is definatly a case of quantity, not quality. The book had nice pictures, but the directions were impossible to follow. They are incredibly vague, and the author doesnt even tell you what part of the necklace you nare making. The author would of been a lot better off only putting half of the projects in the book, and writing more detailed, step by step instructions. Even if I could follow the instructions, I probably wouldnt of made any of the projects anyway. They are all very old fashioned and just not wearable. The colour scemes on some of the necklaces, such as the dichroic triangle are awfull. I suppose this book would be more sutable for the older, more experienced beader
A Pretty Good Book Jul 8, 2007
This book has both it's high and low points. I've enjoyed looking at the different necklace designs and the 'basic skills' section has been very helpful. However, I've found that some of the instructions are vague or otherwise less than helpful. If you have an intuitive sense of what you're doing (or are willing to experiment) that's fine, but otherwise things can get a little confusing.
Senior Citizen Style Oct 14, 2006
I too believe that the instructions are vague but the pictures are nice. One star for effort and one for the pictures. I also think that all the designs are for old ladies. Yuck, wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Well, unless I didn't like them.
Not what I had hoped for Sep 10, 2006
The photos, illustrations, and layout are beautiful, and at first flip through I found several pieces that I wanted to make, but when I began working on them I found the directions to be incredibly vague. This is not a good book for a beginner to learn from. I am generally very good at learning new skills from books, but the information just isn't there. I found I had to refer to other publications to figure out techniques and then guess at how to make the pieces shown here.