Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Best of Bead & Button Magazine: Get Started Beading, compiled by Julia Gerlach

My friend Joy who I visited in Scottsdale Arizona is a prolific beader. She makes stunning rope necklaces and more. Her projects are truly works of art, demonstrating both craftswomanship and an eye for color which cannot be taught. Inspired, I decided to learn more beading techniques and that led to the purchase of beading magazines and this book.

Get Started Beading includes a few pages explaining the tools and materials needed along with the basic stringing techniques; a gallery; and 52 projects. All are accompanied by colorful pictures. Among the projects are ones dealing with necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats, and cuffs. There is something in these pages sure to please everyone. Besides beading on string, the book also covers wireworking and beginning stitching.

Highly recommended.

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