Even the most popular beading books are at their best when used as a reference or guide, but once in awhile an author's designs can really inspire. What I love most about Beaded Allureby Kelly Wiese is that it's not really a beading book at all. It's a jewelry making book, with an emphasis...

Each of the projects and the beginner section includes step by step instructions and easy to follow diagrams, plus full color pictures of each finished design to inspire you. Beaded Collarsis an absolute must-read for beaders with a flair for tribal designs or elaborate beadwork. Copyright...

help guide and inspire you as well. At the end of the book, Anja Freese gives a brief overview of loom weaving, then shares some fantastic beaded animal patterns like birds and snakes, which can be used to make traditional-looking bracelets. She also includes instructions for creating...

Good luck, and happy beading! I would like to thank Sixth & Spring Books and SOHO Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review and enjoy this book. Inspirational Beading has not received paid compensation for featuring products in this post. I have shared my sincere opinions of this...

last few decades, Madeleine shares some of her personal stories as a jewelry lover. The book is filled with hundreds of beautiful photographs, including plenty of close-ups of amazing pins - from quirky dollar store finds to stunning Swarovski creations. A handy Pindex at the back of the book...

Then it's on to making beautiful jewelry! There are plenty of earring, bracelet, and necklace designs to try, using a wide variety of materials – from plastic, to crystals, to found objects. Whether you're still getting a feel for your favorites, or you're getting bored with the same old...

Over 15 pages of basics, tips and a look at materials, plus a handy glossary of beading terms, makes Stitching Beaded Jewelryone of the best all-in-one books for getting started with beadwork jewelry making. My favorite design is the Graduated Collar, which uses different sizes of beautiful...

If you already enjoy working with wire and want to try something new and creative, or you want to get started with gratifying wire projects, Make Wire Beadsis an excellent guide! Beadifferent: Make Wire Beads is an independently published book. I would like to thank Lisa Van Herik for...

The only thing that's missing is an inspiration gallery, but the projects will have you wanting to make your own! I would like to thank North Light Books and F+W Media for giving me the opportunity to preview Tales of Adornment. Inspirational Beading has not received compensation or...

Luckily, one of the most beautiful necklace projects in the book will show you how to make good use of your wire knitting mistakes. Rosemary introduces each of the three chapters - Wire, Fiber and Felt - with a few inspiring thoughts on the medium. The friendly tone of the book is very...

 

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