Bead Directory: The Complete Guide to Choosing And Using More Than 600 Beautiful Beads

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Beaders and other artisans have knowledge and ideas at their fingertips with this comprehensive reference to more than 600 individual beads that are readily available and appropriate for contemporary projects. Chapters are separated by bead material―including glass, wood, semi-precious stone, and ceramic beads. Each bead is pictured from several angles, alongside descriptions of dimensions, color range, usage, special care, size of hole, weight, suitable stringing materials, relative cost, and suggested complementary beads. An extensive index lists suppliers in stores and online, making this reference an invaluable companion for designers looking to add to their bead-bag of tricks.

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Elise Mann specializes in beadwork and bead making and is the newsletter editor for the Bead Society of Great Britain.

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"The Bead Directory is timeless. It is an outstanding directory. A fantastic compilation, you will be able to turn to it over and over, each time you plan your next beautiful jewelry design!" --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

"An impressive book as a resource and for dreaming...A wish book, just for the eye candy." - BellaOnline

"Spiral bound with a sturdy cover, which is a good thing because this book will get a workout!" - Bead-PatternsMag.com

"A remarkable compilation...a wonderful resource." - Needlepoint Now

"Beading fans will like the extensive reference section of bead-making artists and stores both Web-based and brick and mortar." - Express: A Publication of the Washington Post

"Think of it as a 'field guide' for beads. It will help you make better purchasing decisions." - Bella Online Guide to Jewelry Making

"Gorgeous, clever book." - Get Creative

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