The Art of Beadwork is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium of techniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewelry and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects.
This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles, and czech glass; knitting and crocheting with beads; and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams, and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a "Stitch Dictionary" as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads; their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes, and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewelry construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.
About the Author
Jane Lock is an author and jewelry designer with a passion for the craft of beading. She shares her passion via workshops and her many published designs. When not beading or writing Jane can be found in her local bead shop helping guide customers through their next big project. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Few jewelry-making books provide such comprehensive coverage; this title is like a buffet for jewelry makers. An excellent addition to beadwork collections.” Library Journal starred review