The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading, Illustrated by Georgene Lockwood

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Once an ancient art, now a billion-dollar industry.

Since time immemorial, people have used beads to adorn and beautify themselves and their surroundings. This guide shows readers how to do many of the different kinds of beadwork made all over the world. With step-by-step instructions for each technique, it has both simple and more advanced projects.

• For both novices and veterans, with clear, easy-to-understand instructions
• Hundreds of line drawings and photographs
• Special sections on making your own beads; the intricacies of fasteners and clasps; bead designs; working with wire; threading techniques; and beading on fabric, fibers, and looms


About Georgene Lockwood

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Georgene Lockwood has been writing about crafts for more than 20 years for magazines. An avid beader for ten years, she recently began her own crafts business. Lockwood is the author of the bestselling The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to Organizing Your Life and The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to Simple Living.
Published December 7, 2004 by Alpha. 288 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction