This comprehensive reference fully explores the various types of beadwork, including beading on fabric, fringing, bead weavings, bead embroidery, and beaded jewelry. With easy-to-follow organization, this guide provides step-by-step directions and 500 full-color photos for clear understanding.
Basic projects provide opportunities for crafters to try the techniques, and galleries of unique beaded designs and creations by various bead artists offer beautiful examples and inspiration. It’s the only book you need to get started on beadwork.
The authorTraveling widely to teach, lecture and research beadwork for nearly 20 years, Robin Atkins is a nationally known bead artist. She has authored several beading books as well as numerous magazine articles. Robin enjoys all types of beading. However, she especially loves to sew beads on cloth. Currently, her two passions are fabricating sculptural pieces and combining bead embroidery with bookmaking to create bead-embellished journals. She is excited to see the development of beadwork in the past two decades, as it has shifted from the world of craft toward the world of art.