Beads on cross-stitched treasures; dripping from tassels, braids, and fringes; and elegantly woven with or without a loom: these patterns and pages present so many different ways to enjoy the lovely art of beading. Here are the very best examples of this attractive and sophisticated craft, from jewelry to home accessories. Find out how to weave a Southwest Tube Necklace with turquoise drops and bugle beads, and a Loomed Mandarin Lamp Shade crafted from 6 beaded panels. Make an elegant silvery Opera Purse lined with Japanese kimono silk, a richly textured Antique Borders sampler, and painted and distressed wooden tassel molds. Beaders will find everything they need to create one-of-a-kind designs.
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A composition of beaded projects, gathered from a number of published books and well-known practitioners, offers a wide array of elegant items to craft for the experienced stringer. Naturally, more than a baker's dozen of techniques, from brick stitch to tubular right-angle weave, are both explained and illustrated; necessary supplies, too, are described in some detail. Where the collection really comes alive is in the more than 50 projects. Working with five specific categories (netting, hand weaving, looming/knitting/crochet, beads/cords/tassels, and embroidery with beads), all projects are accompanied by good close-up color photographs, directions, charts/graphs, and occasional variations. The choices represent difficult decisions: Should I try the dramatic pagoda basket? Or aim to complete the intricate Oriental carpet eyeglass case? Level of difficulty is not indicated, but it can be assumed that most are geared beyond a novice's capabilities. Barbara Jacobs
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