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If beading is part of your crafting vocabulary there are so many cool shapes, patterns and dimensional elements in The Art of Beading: Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces you will be beading for days! Thanks to the publisher Running Press you can get yourself in the running for your very own copy of The Art of Beading simply by leaving the answer to the question, “What is your favorite bead?” by November 7, 2013. Open to U.S. Residents only please.
My favorite element in The Art of Beading was the beaded loops used with the toggle clasps.
I used the Prima Bead mix of pink pearls and crystal beads. I simply wrapped the toggle loop with the pearls and crystal beads alternating pearl and crystal on each wrap.
For the rest of the necklace I used a variety of Prima pink beads and findings.
More about the book from the publisher:
The Art of Beading by Jane Lock
The Art of Beading is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium of
techniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewelry and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects.
This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles, and czech glass; knitting and crocheting with beads; and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams, and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a “Stitch Dictionary” as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads; their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes, and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewelry construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.
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