Bead stitchers at every level appreciate fresh, new projects that use the beads and materials they already know and love. Stitching with a Handful of Beads offers 30 projects that use just 3-5 types of beads to create beautiful finished jewelry.
The book opens with a Basics section outlining the stitches used in the book, and contains six project chapters organized by jewelry type: earrings, rings, bracelets, ropes, pendants, and necklaces. The projects use seed beads, pearls, crystals, and shaped beads — stitchers' perennial favorite beads, and those most commonly found in stores.
Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions in designer Carolyn Cave's signature style, plus complete, clear illustrations that make construction a breeze. Many of the 30 projects include easy design variations, making the book a great value. Projects stitch up easily, and are ideal for experienced stitchers wanting to make quick gifts, or beginning stitchers looking for rewarding projects that are easy to complete.
o Award-winning bead artist. o Author of Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads from Kalmbach Publishing Co. o Teaches locally in Alberta, Canada, and at the Bead&Button Show.