The finest independent bead shops across the United States and Canada open their doors and their bead boxes in this showcase of materials and techniques to inspire beaders of all stripes. Forty projects mix insider tips with inventive arrangements, employing techniques from stringing and weaving to bead embroidery, wire wrapping, and soldering. Beginners will find an array of rewarding projects and advanced beaders will delight in the original ideas, such as a tic-tac-toe art deco piece, beaded lanterns, a fuzzy felted bead bracelet, a vintage-inspired picture pendant necklace, a spiritual talisman lariat and bracelet, and a unique mosaic bead tray. An instructive Beading 101 section, an illustrated techniques glossary, and a bead shop directory round out the book, making this collection a staple of creative beadwork.
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Laura Levaas is a beader, a knitter, and the former marketing manager for Interweave Press. She has been a journalist and freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.Review:
"Whatever your bead interest or ability there are projects to instruct and inspire." - MonstersandCritics.com
"There's really something for all skill levels." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
"Showcases beads in every form--jewelry, home decor, and accessories--and offers something for everyone." - BeadBugle.com
"Will inspire both beginning and expert beaders... Loaded with photographs and illustrations sure to put anyone in a beading mood." - Bangor Daily News
"Perfect for beginner and advanced alike." - Upper Midwest Bead Society newsletter
"This beautiful book is sure to inspire both beginning and advanced beaders with over 40 exquisite projects... Descriptions of each bead shop are entertaining and enlightening." - KLIATT
"Beaders and jewelry-making enthusiasts at all skill levels will be inspired by not only the projects, but also the personal experiences the shop owners share about their business and their beading." - Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects
"If you'd like a bit of jewelry making inspiration and useful tips from some of the finest bead shops across the U.S. and Canada, then what you need is a copy of Beader's Stash." - Detroit News
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