Beaders everywhere—from rank beginners to top-level artists—are discovering the extraordinary creative potential and pleasure of a seemingly simple craft: making unique, one-of-a-kind beads from existing beads themselves. This lushly illustrated guide offers them a blast of inspiration, with 40 fabulous designs from some of today’s finest beadwork artists. Ranging from understated to pure dazzling glam, these projects showcase a range of innovative techniques. Among the standouts: a peyote-stitched Tetrahedron Beaded Bead that can be produced in varying sizes; a Peek-A-Boo Bead, using steel nuts from the hardware store; and a cylinder-shaped Piñata Bead, decorated with smaller beads resembling tiny, colorful party balloons. Detailed instructions and photos make the crafting easy, and there’s encouragement for readers eager to incorporate their own design ideas.
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