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I Love Beading

25 Quick-and-Easy Projects for Beaded Jewelry and Embellishments

by (author) Juju Vail

Rodale Books
Initial publish date
May 2009
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2009
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Beading is one of the easiest and most popular of all crafts. A 2006 survey inCraftrendsshowed that 42 percent of all crafters now purchase beads annually. Beading is especially hot with under-35ers who can't resist the opportunity to create their own cheap and fashionably funky handcrafted jewelry pieces.
InI Love Beading, Juju Vail teaches all the beading basics, from choosing beads, stringing supplies, closures, and jump rings to cutting and working with wire. Those new to the craft will learn a variety of beading stitches from the peyote to the daisy chain; embellishments such as fancy knots and beadweaving; and fun touches such as making tassels and adding beads to buttons, curtains, and clothing. The 25 original projects range from a spiral chain bracelet, earrings, and multistrand necklaces to a wovenbeaded purse and a sophisticated choker. Each comes with step-bystep instructions, illustrations, and photographs. Perfect for beginners as well as more experienced beaders looking for new ideas, the fi nished projects inI Love Beadingwill all make great gifts—as will the book itself.

About the author

Contributor Notes

JUJU VAILhas felted, painted, crocheted, and beaded her way through life, writing books and articles about her work. She also teaches crafting classes and sells her work. Born and raised in Canada, she currently resides in London.