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Bead-Making Lab

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

By (author) Heather Powers
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Quarry Books, United States
Published: 27th Apr 2016
Dimensions: w 225mm h 227mm d 16mm
Weight: 485g
ISBN-10: 1631591142
ISBN-13: 9781631591143
Barcode No: 9781631591143
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!

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"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 *