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Getting Started Stringing Beads (Getting Started series) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Campbell
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Everything the beginner needs to know, including information on selecting the appropriate beads at the store and a complete guide to basic stringing materials are provided, along with pointers on securing beading wires with crimps, tying knots, and working with findings. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings. This resource guide gives readers the skills to create their own pieces.

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A lot of stringing books only have words for their projects , so we liked the fact that this one had lots of illustrations. We felt it might be a good choice for a complete beginner. It also has some basic wirework techniques so is a good all-rounder. --Bead Dec 07/Jan 08

About the Author

Jean Campbell is the editor of Beadwork magazine. She is the author of The Beader's Companion; Beaded Cords, Chains, Straps & Fringe; Bead It with Beadwork; and Beaded Gifts. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4383 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40RNQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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84 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start beading! 30 April 2007
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The title says everything - this is a great little book to get you started stringing beads.

If you know nothing at all about the subject, after reading the lengthy detailed introduction you will have a good general knowledge of beads, tools, findings, stringing materials, knotting,etc.

It then covers all the basics, from a simple bead on a string, to multistranded necklaces and bracelets and if you have a creative enough mind then you could go on from this to designing your own jewellery.

As an introduction to the subject, this is perfect.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners 7 Jan. 2009
This is a great book for beginners. It is laid out in a very clear way with names, details and images of different beads, findings and beading techniques. Clear instructions are also given for several easy projects. Highly recommended for beginners and improvers as both a project and reference book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to get you started 8 May 2009
This is the first jewellery making book I bought and I have been thrilled with it. It describes all of the different tools, types of beads, types of different stringing materials and techniques very clearly. It then gives instructions of how to make specific pieces.

The pictures and diagrams are of a very high quality and it is well written. It is a hard backed book but not huge, so easy to hold and read. An altogether great book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beginners' book 4 Feb. 2009
By Karen S
Bought this for my mum for Christmas - she is delighted with it and finds it easy to follow. Gives her lots of tips for beginners. Delighted.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 21 Aug. 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book. I'm new to jewellery making and this book has clear pictures and directions for all the basic things you need to know how to do.
The pictures are georgeous and I totally fell in love with the blue beads they use!
A good book to get if you're starting out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beading for beginners 13 Mar. 2010
By kehs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This book is perfect for beginners. The world of beading can be daunting, with so many techniques to learn and such a diverse range of tools and stones to use. The author simplifies all the basic techniques and her instructions are clear and concise. I've found this book extremely helpful and will be referring to it many times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 22 April 2011
As someone new to making jewellery I was looking for a basic manual. This book is so simplistic however that it's less informative than half an hour browsing the internet. It told me nothing I hadn't already worked out for myself, the illustrations were uninspiring and I doubt I'll ever look at it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stringing beads 18 May 2010
An excellent book for those starting out on jewellery making. I borrowed it first from the library and then decided to buy as it will be a handy reference for some time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars first time jewellery making then this is the book to get
I am so pleased with the book it's easy to follow and full of great idea's if you are looking for a first time jewellery making then this is the book to get. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marlene Forey
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite book....
another of my favourite book where I start learning how to create a design and stringing beads.... great book and good quality. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lilian Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars realy like this item
I use this item all the time .It is a pleasure to use and the first thing I reach for when I am Stuck.
Published 19 months ago by Josephine
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY BOOK
Very good as beginners' book. Clear instructions for some pretty projects. Unfortunately a couple of pages had tears but not reaching text. Will use book a lot.
Published 23 months ago by JENNIE ROBERTSON
5.0 out of 5 stars stringing beads book
The book arrived very quickly and is in pristine condition. It is just what I wanted, a starting guide to beading and has all manner of advice and some useful contacts.
Published on 25 April 2012 by crystal
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Love this book, well illustrated and easy to follow, has some lovely projects to make, would make a great Christmas Present or just spoil yourself.
Published on 12 Dec. 2011 by Mrs. T. M. Redwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Beading Brilliant
I purchased this book with a little aprehension as I have never used Amazon before, no worries the book came very quickly and although used it was in 'as new' condition. Read more
Published on 11 Sept. 2011 by SueM
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book ! Just buy it.............
So many ideas in this book. Its very thorough and has got lots of excellent close up photos of the tools/ beads you will use and how all the techniques work. Worth every penny.
Published on 4 Feb. 2011 by C. KIRBY
5.0 out of 5 stars stringing beads(getting started)
excellent beginner book bought for my granddaughter. made her a starter kit for christmas & this was ideal. clear, easily understood explanations & diagrams
Published on 22 Dec. 2010 by Dixeybelle
1.0 out of 5 stars no projects, no levels of difficulty
This is useless as a beginner's book. It's just a list of techniques. It doesn't even say which of the techniques are easy and which are difficult. Read more
Published on 5 Dec. 2010 by A Reader
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