The Beading Answer Book
"Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S. Faced with a vast array of luscious materials and intricate techniques, beaders are bursting with questions: How do I choose my beads? What makes a great necklace? What length should my bracelet be? What kind of wire do I need? Should I use a spring ring or toggle clasp? How do you knot between beads? What's the Peyote stitch? How about the African Zulu Flowerette stitch? The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they may face. Beadwork instructor and author Karen Morris has assembled more than 200 of the most vexing questions her students ask and offers skillful advice on how to resolve every dilemma. Whether its a beginner trying to choose the right supplies for a simple necklace or an advanced craftier wanting to master the details of off-loom weaving or knitting and crocheting with beads, The Beading Answer Book is sure to be an indispensable reference. Its designed in an appealing small format that can be tucked inside any beaders supply box. Night or day, any time of the week, this wise companion is always available to unravel those pesky beading questions that can tie bead enthusiasts up in knots. Flexibind with cloth spine, 432 pages, measures 4-1/2"" x 6-3/8""."