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American Indian Beadwork (Beadwork Books)

American Indian Beadwork (Beadwork Books) [Kindle Edition]

J.F. "Buck" Burshears , W. Ben Hunt
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16642 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Reprinted edition edition (18 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IGW34IO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars A big con 18 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded the sample of this book as I was looking for guidance as to a good beading book to buy.
It turned out to be the picture of the book which is already on the Amazon website, one page trying to sign me up to a bookclub, and the other page asking me to buy the book. Just the index might have been helpful!
Hence I will not be buying this book. A waste of my time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy 1 Nov 2009
There are heaps of great patterns in this book, I have used many of them.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great source for Native American designs. 2 Nov 1998
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I have read and used this book many, many times. When I was just starting to bead, this book was a wealth of patterns and colors for me. And that was a long time ago. I believe it was written with children in mind, but if you want to see Native American beadwork designs, and the traditional colors that were used, this is the book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start for looking into Native American beadwork 9 Oct 2012
By Jane in Milwaukee - Published on
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The last 14 pages of this 63-page book are color plates of designs. The 14 pages preceding those are b&w pictures of beaded items collected by and apparently made by the authors. The first few pages of the book contain excellent diagrams and b&w photos showing exactly how to make the various items. This includes making and using looms and displaying how to transfer patterns onto buckskin or fabric, how to stretch the base material and to applique the rosettes onto the base material.

Bizarrely, the Koshare dancers who feature as the main proponents of the beadwork appear to be a made-up group of Caucasians, similarly to Eagle Scouts, who have adopted the native culture as a devoted pastime. While what they did may be authentic, it's hard to be sure. The authors did indeed travel the country to collect real items from Native Americans, the number of tribes is paltry. The sources of investigation are also somewhat shallow: the Smithsonian, Field Museum in Chicago, Jefferson Memorial and several trading posts on reservations. Not exactly the cross-section the book wants to be.

However, the book is billed a "handicraft guide" and not as an exhaustive study of all that is Indian beading.

This book is copyrighted from 1951 and see this list of other books of W. Ben Hunt:

Native American Survival Skills
The Complete How-To Book of Indiancraft: 68 Projects for Authentic Indian Articles from Tepee to Tom-tom
How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin: The easy, natural way using only hand tools and the woods around you
Indian and Camp Handicraft
Indian Silversmithing
Rustic Construction
American Indian Survival Skills

He also wrote about making flat bows, several books on whittling and other rough-hewn activities. Interesting guy. Get this book just for the novelty alone. But it is helpful to get you started on beading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book but not for total beginners 4 Feb 2014
By UV - Published on
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This is a good book for beginners. It is also nice to know a little about the backround of native american history in beadworking. The book shows in much detail how the beading is done. Also as for a total beginner as I am, I miss details of the materials tu use. This is why I gave only 4 stars out of 5. As others have posted one can find many colored ideas for designs as well as in black and white. I would buy this book again but for a beginner it should be combined with the Beadwork Techniques by Scott Sutton.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beging beading 17 May 2012
By oklahoma - Published on
When your just starting out, your going to want to spend your money on beads! So do yourself a faveor, get, 1)American Indain BEADWORK, by HUNT & BURSHEARS, and 2) Mastering Beadwork by CYPHER! With just these two books, your going to learn A to Z on all types of beading! Remmber tho, HAVE FUN ! !
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great basic bead book 28 Dec 2010
By Jody Rose - Published on
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My mom had this book when we were kids, and used it for a lot of her beaded headbands and belts. She's recently gotten back into beading and couldn't find her copy. We were thrilled to find it here.
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