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Don't know the first thing about beading? All it takes are some beads, a bit of thread, wire or glue, and a dose of inspiration from Getting Started with Seed Beads. Author Dustin Wedekind takes readers through the process of working with seed beads, from shopping to storing and from stringing to sewing a successful beginning project. Getting Started with Seed Beads is even more basic than other books, making no assumptions and taking great pains to avoid overwhelming beading newbies with too much information too soon. This must-have resource includes all the basics in a warm encouraging tone: shopping for beads, findings, and tools, giving the basic techniques with clear step-by-step full-color illustrations, and of course, providing plenty of great projects. With Getting Started with Seed Beads, you'll begin by simply gluing beads to a base, then progress logically to manipulating traditional stitches such as peyote, backstitch, brick stitch, square-stitch frames, flat and tubular peyote stitch, netting, herringbone stitch, and right-angle weave. You'll also learn how to finish off your project expertly. Soon, you'll have made your first pair of earrings...then a bracelet, a necklace, and a bundle of other great gifts.
Previously published in hardcover, ISBN 9781596680166
Dustin Wedekind has been an integral part of Beadwork magazine for seven years. He serves as the primary technical editor and illustrator for projects encompassing the entire genre of beading. With a degree in fine arts from Colorado State University, he also contributes to the creative side of Beadwork with his own project designs, juried art exhibits, and the reader-interactive Bead Boy column that challenges everyone to find "creative solutions for beading". He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.