The Illustrated Bead Bible

The Illustrated Bead Bible

Terms, Tips & Techniques

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From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills, finishes, and even the countries famous for advancing the art. Plus, nearly 500 photographs showcase beads, gemstones, findings, and pieces from around the world. See the many ways beads are worn, woven, strung, decorated, painted, and used for accessories. As a bonus, line drawings illustrate exactly how to work the techniques, and informational charts and graphs help crafters try their hand at creative designing.
A Selection of the Crafter’s Choice Book Club.

Baker & Taylor
Offers information on bead types, styles, materials, and tools with tips and techniques for purchasing beads and materials.

Book News
This resource offers a color illustrated encyclopedia of bead types and styles, materials, tools, and bead lore. A section on beading tips and techniques contains information in question and answer format on buying and using materials and tools and dealing with beading problems. A reference section offers tables and charts on bead sizes and shapes, gemstone cuts and treatments, stringing materials, and weights and measures. It also provides drawings of 21 common stitches and weaves and various knotting and finishing techniques. Throughout the book, techniques and materials are illustrated with color photos of work by artists from around the world. The book is for beaders, collectors, and jewelers. Geary is a retired psychologist and active beadwork craftswoman who has written two other books on beading. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9781402723537
Branch Call Number: 745.5942 GEA
Characteristics: viii, 406 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Whalen, Debra


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