Bead-Making Lab 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire

Bead-Making Lab by Heather Powers

52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire

Format: Flex-Bind, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591143
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials from Bead-Making Lab!

Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you! Bead-Making Lab makes this bounty of bead making possible with instructions for bead designs that run the gamut from sophisticated to playful.

Bead-Making Lab is organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. Once you've selected your medium, follow the lab instructions for the bead-making technique of your choice. Try a new technique each week! With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Bead-Making Lab also offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work. Get busy beading, crafters!

Heather Powers is a beadmaker, jewelry designer, and author. Inspired by nature, charmed by small town life, and in love with all things handmade, Heather is the originator of the Art Bead Scene. This interactive blog has the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work. The blog has been published daily since March 2007. Some of its regular features include current events and trends in the bead world, interviews with bead artists and jewelry designers, and reviews of new products, books, and stores that carry art beads.
Format: Flex-Bind, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591143
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 216 mm x 216 mm

"A useful book for jewelrymakers who are interested in customizing their own beads and would like to try out an array of techniques - Library Journal