Working with decorative beads is one of the most exciting and rewarding of crafts. In "Decorative Beads, " jeweler Sara Withers fully demonstrates their potential. She offers a complete guide to the long history of beads as well as an introduction to the tools, threads, findings, and to a wide variety of ornamental beads. Through step-by-step color photographs and instructions, you can work your way through projects that will teach you a comprehensive range of techniques for bead jewelry making, for designing and threading necklaces, and for creating earrings, wirework, and beadwork. Strikingly illustrated in full color, this is a must for anyone drawn to this lovely craft.