Bead Basics 101 takes the mystery out of beading by providing a one-stop, all-purpose sourcebook for every aspect of the craft. This terrific beginners' resource provides a comprehensive guide to the materials, tools and techniques for making dangles, earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and more. Bead artists Donna Goss and Andrea Gibson welcome readers to the wonderful world of beading, as they explain the intricacies of earrings, the wonders of wire, and the dazzle of crystals. Readers will explore the joys of mixing colors, using focal beads to their greatest advantage, creating unique accents, and stringing multiple strands with confidence.
About the Author
Suzanne McNeill is often known as a Trendsetter for arts and cratts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing cmpany dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on. She was the 2011 winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievement Award. Contributor Donna Gibson lives in Texas, where she works and teaches at a rubber stamp store. She loves to create mixed media art and jewelry, and enjoys needle crafts.
Contributor Andrea Gibson loves sharing creativity with others. It is her goal to design projects that you can learn from, that you will love doing, and that will inspire you to do more with what you have learned. She currently designs laoyouts, cards and jewelry as well as instructs for Artistic Wire. Andrea teaches as shops, workshops, and scrapbook shows. You will find her designs in PaperCrafts, The Rubber Stamper, and Scrapbook Retailer.