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Findings & Finishings: A Beadwork How-To Book Paperback – May 27 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press (May 27 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931499403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931499408
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #747,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adult/High School-A great resource for anyone interested in making beaded jewelry. Its focus, to be sure, is exploring the options and techniques for finishing projects, but it goes much further than that. Bateman includes a brief history of jewelry and an excellent overview of the basic tools and materials involved in making beaded jewelry. Beautiful photographs and sketches in color illustrate the detailed explanations and instructions. Suitable for beginners and experienced crafters, the projects range from simple earrings to intricately stitched bracelets. The wealth of information and easy-to-follow layout will appeal to any beadworker.-Christine Jones, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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"The first publication devoted entirely to all the options for adding finishing touches to your beadwork, Findings & Finishings is the resource guide for every beader and jewelry maker."  —The Bead Bugle

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this is one of the more satisfying Beadwork publications. there is a good amount of information on the subjects of the title, findings and finishings, enough to really help and inspire the beginning and intermediate beader, and also provide the experienced/expert beader with ideas.
along with commercial findings, the book gives examples of and instructions for custom, beader-made findings for bracelets, necklaces and earrings done with beads and wirework. there are projects that use the techniques and most of these are very good. there are suggestions for some quick and fun projects, too, especcially using earwires.
the finishings section includes a couple of fringe variations i haven't seen before, instructions for adding straps and attaching findings.
while none of the various ideas are presented in depth, there is a lot of useful information. the graphs are very good. the section on basic techniques is pretty basic itself and probably wouldn't help a real beginner, but would be be good at jogging the memory of an intermediate or experienced beader.
the gallery secton is, as usual with Beadwork books, worth the cover price. the examples range from fun and funky to beautiful and elegant. most demonstrate the finishing part of the book, with fringing and embellishments; only about half display original findings. since this book isn't about a single technique, it would have been nice to have the the techniques used in the gallery pieces identified (is that necklace crocheted or african helix? or embellished peyote?).
even with its drawbacks, this book definitely belongs in any beader's library. it has a lot useful information in one place (so much easier to use than going through several years of back issue magazines or all the other bead books in your library) and inspirational ideas and photos.
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this is a great resource book. You don't just get great finding ideas and instructions, but beautiful examples of the work. It inspired some new ideas. Very enjoyable and beautiful.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb2f5df18) out of 5 stars 40 reviews
188 of 188 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb306db1c) out of 5 stars really useful information Oct. 26 2003
By E Rice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this is one of the more satisfying Beadwork publications. there is a good amount of information on the subjects of the title, findings and finishings, enough to really help and inspire the beginning and intermediate beader, and also provide the experienced/expert beader with ideas.
along with commercial findings, the book gives examples of and instructions for custom, beader-made findings for bracelets, necklaces and earrings done with beads and wirework. there are projects that use the techniques and most of these are very good. there are suggestions for some quick and fun projects, too, especcially using earwires.
the finishings section includes a couple of fringe variations i haven't seen before, instructions for adding straps and attaching findings.
while none of the various ideas are presented in depth, there is a lot of useful information. the graphs are very good. the section on basic techniques is pretty basic itself and probably wouldn't help a real beginner, but would be be good at jogging the memory of an intermediate or experienced beader.
the gallery secton is, as usual with Beadwork books, worth the cover price. the examples range from fun and funky to beautiful and elegant. most demonstrate the finishing part of the book, with fringing and embellishments; only about half display original findings. since this book isn't about a single technique, it would have been nice to have the the techniques used in the gallery pieces identified (is that necklace crocheted or african helix? or embellished peyote?).
even with its drawbacks, this book definitely belongs in any beader's library. it has a lot useful information in one place (so much easier to use than going through several years of back issue magazines or all the other bead books in your library) and inspirational ideas and photos.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb306d294) out of 5 stars Great book to take your beadwork to the next level! May 11 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The opening chapters give a simple but thorough overview of beads, threads, wires, tools you'll need, and the basics of working with beads and wire.

True to the title, the strength of this book is her chapters on findings and finishings. These ending details can take your bead work from homemade to wow!

The photos and instructions are very comprehensive. This book includes at least 100 different techniques using purchased findings and ones you make yourself. All types of findings are covered:

* Head and Eye Pins

* Spacing Bars and Connectors

* Terminals

* Spacers

* Crimps

* Clasps

* Ear Wires

* Pins

Many of these ideas are very innovative. I was even more fascinated by the finishings chapters. They included some great ideas for edges, fringes and original beadwork on findings.

The photo gallery will inspire you to branch out from her ideas even more. Highly recommended to take your beadwork to a new level of expertise.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2ed1f78) out of 5 stars Should be "seed beads" in the title June 19 2007
By Gadget - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book based on the 4 star review ratings and the title. While this is a beatiful book with many great pictures, there is very little on making your own findings. It is mostly about seed beads, something I am not very intersted in. There are also lots of purchased findings, but even a novice like me knows how to use a purchased clasp! If you want to learn how to make your own findings, buy another book. Bead on a Wire is much better and great for begineers.
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2ed1b64) out of 5 stars best basic beading book I've found Aug. 2 2005
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent investment for a beginning beader.I've looked at alot of books about beading.This one covers all those questions I've had about how to use findings to put my jewelry pieces together,and finish them with a professional look.I highly recomend this book.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb330a408) out of 5 stars A good how to and idea book. March 2 2005
By K. Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are a number of inovative and enjoyable ideas in this little book. I say enjoyable because these are not the average findings or finishings. It helps to know some basics of beading, however a patient beginner can make these items because the instructions are well done and include picture guides. The rewards of finishing one of these pieces is well worth it. I had to try one more for a friend and got puffed up because she really liked it AND I knew she would not be seeing this bracelet on any one else. I say give this book a chance.


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