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Craft a Creative Business: Making & Marketing a Successful Creative Business
Craft a Creative Business: Making & Marketing a Successful Creative Business
by Fiona Pullen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of information, advice, resources and ..., 22 Dec. 2014
A treasure trove of information, advice, resources and inspiration. THE BOOK for anyone starting or running a creative business.


Beaded Christmas Table
Beaded Christmas Table
by Katie Dean
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, informative and fun!, 5 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Beaded Christmas Table (CD-ROM)
A beautiful, well-written and well thought out book on bead weaving and French wire beadwork!! The projects range from beginner to advanced, and include some really gorgeous decorations! I love the little packets, and especially the Christmas pudding - how adorable!!! The napkin rings and crackers are wonderful too, and so well explained. I think that these would be fantastic gifts to give as well as making them for your own holiday table - I know I would be thrilled to receive such pretty ornamentation!!

Not only do you get such fabulous projects, but a wide range of information, tips and tricks to beading in all its wonder. The chapters which review basic information (including videos!!) are just packed with bits that will help you to have more success in your beading endeavors.

All in all, a really helpful, informative and fun book!! Review by Nancy Dale, USA


Beaded Christmas Gifts and Cards
Beaded Christmas Gifts and Cards
by Katie Dean
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 5 Nov. 2013
I highly recommend this book for beginning beaders and intermediate beaders alike! It's just chock full of wonderful beading information and tips, as well as some really beautiful projects. I found the section on tools, threads, and basic beading stitches to be really comprehensive and easy to understand, and the introduction of videos as a learning tool is REALLY helpful!! There are also resources listed to help in sourcing your supplies.

The jewelry projects are lovely, and sure to please someone on your gift list, and the greeting cards are something that I personally ADORE. What a wonderful idea, and it combines a little gift for family and friends, which I think is just perfect for giving to long-distance friends when you can't afford to ship a larger parcel - you'll be able to give a gift in the card itself!!! Review by Nancy Dale, USA
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Beaded Christmas Decorations
Beaded Christmas Decorations
by Katie Dean
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Grab one!, 5 Nov. 2013
Another wonderful book! I had the ebook format, and I highly recommend it! It was clear and concise, and provided SO much information and such beautiful decorative projects! The bells on the cover are stunning, and much easier to create than they look, and one of the huge draws here is that you not only learn bead weaving, but some French wire beading as well - something I've been wanting to try out!

The information included in the beginning chapters of the book are really helpful, and I loved that the book included video links for learning basic stitches.

Grab one!!! Review by Nancy Dale, USA
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Bead Flowers & Wedding Bouquets
Bead Flowers & Wedding Bouquets
by Katie Dean
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: £18.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bead Wonders review, 19 April 2013
I am honored and glad to give a review because I love this aesthetic and challenging eBook.
This book's aim, as written in the introduction of the book, is to give an understanding of how to use French beading techniques, make flowers and construct a bouquet.
"Bead Flowers and Wedding Bouquets" has everything a beginner as well as an advanced beader needs.
It has step by step explanations about French Beading, detailed and easy to follow written instructions and videos.
I watched the videos that show Katie Dean demonstrating and explaining the techniques. I was amazed how easy it was to follow her instructions. It was almost as having her, as my private talented teacher, in my own
room!!
The eBook has a lot of information not only about French Beading techniques but also about bouquet's styles. It even has explanation about the meaning of the flowers that are commonly used in wedding bouquets (this was a real surprise!!)
Most important - it advances gradually.
The beginner (as myself) can learn the techniques of french beading and advance gradually, step by step, from making the individual flower to the whole bouquet.
The experienced beader can also find lots of information that will teach and inspire him.

In summary: A wonderful book and I recommend it warmly.- Miri Agassi on Bead Wonders blog


Corset Making: For Beginners to Intermediate
Corset Making: For Beginners to Intermediate
by Julia Bremble
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: £18.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Cathy Hay of Foundations Revealed, 7 Sept. 2012
Julia Bremble's introduction to Corset Making is an innovative resource. It is the first of its kind to use video, which many students will find easier and clearer to follow than dry text and illustrations.

The author's warmth and enthusiasm come through in spades as she takes you by the hand and guides you through a subject that can, at first, be intimidating. The section on turn of cloth is particularly well placed, allowing readers to bypass the wrinkly pitfalls that can plague the beginner.

Full projects with handy worksheets for the sewing table complete this unique guide for the aspiring corsetmaker. - Cathy Hay of Foundations Revealed.


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