Bead-making Lab: 52 Explorations For Crafting Beads From Polymer Clay, Plastic, Paper, Stone, Wood, Fiber, And Wire by Heather PowersBead-making Lab: 52 Explorations For Crafting Beads From Polymer Clay, Plastic, Paper, Stone, Wood, Fiber, And Wire by Heather Powers

Bead-making Lab: 52 Explorations For Crafting Beads From Polymer Clay, Plastic, Paper, Stone, Wood…

byHeather Powers

Paperback | May 15, 2016

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Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials fromBead-Making Lab!

Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you!Bead-Making Labmakes this bounty of bead making possible with instructions for bead designs that run the gamut from sophisticated to playful.

Bead-Making Labis organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. Once you've selected your medium, follow the lab instructions for the bead-making technique of your choice. Try a new technique each week! With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you.Bead-Making Labalso offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work. Get busy beading, crafters!

Heather Powers is a beadmaker, jewelry designer, and author. Inspired by nature, charmed by small town life, and in love with all things handmade, Heather is the originator of the Art Bead Scene. This interactive blog has the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work. The blog h...
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Title:Bead-making Lab: 52 Explorations For Crafting Beads From Polymer Clay, Plastic, Paper, Stone, Wood…Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 8.75 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2016Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631591142

ISBN - 13:9781631591143

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"A useful book for jewelrymakers who are interested in customizing their own beads and would like to try out an array of techniques - Library Journal