An excellent introduction to many aspects of bead craft, The Irresistible Bead thoroughly explains how to design your own jewelry and bring the designs to life using wirework, stringing, card beading, weaving, and polymer-clay techniques. Each of the 20 clearly illustrated projects is fully explained in step-by-step instructions. The chapters for each technique conclude with a helpful "designer's notebook" that is filled with colored diagrams offering several more ideas for exploring the methods. The final chapter showcases elaborate work by nine bead artists, and the seven helpful appendices include charts of bead sizes, diagrams of various findings, a glossary, and three different design graphs that can be photocopied and used over and over for your own designs.
...Unfortunately, it really didn't live up to my expectations. I was looking for something that would cover all of the basics, i.e knots etc. Read morePublished on July 4 2002 by S. fountain
The projects in this book range from easy to advanced, but all are very lovely. I can't wait to jump into the Starburst necklace. Read morePublished on March 27 2000 by "jc520"
This is a wonderful resource for both beginners and advanced beaders. Covering a myriad of beading projects, I had a chance to try different mediums without having to purchase a... Read morePublished on July 21 1998 by Debbi Bressler