Each of the 32 projects features fashion-savvy designs created with stylish beads, pendants, and findings that are widely available.|Boutique-style beaded jewellery is hotter than ever, and with Hip to Bead it's now easier than ever to make. Each of the 32 projects features fashion-savvy designs created with stylish beads, pendants, and findings that are widely available. Readers learn basic techniques, like knotting, stringing, weaving, and working with wire to create a variety of contemporary projects.
Check out the embellished ""cause"" bracelets, a genius knotted and beaded belt, Rock 'n Roll Cuff, the Y Not? Necklace, Cha Cha Bracelet, Glamour Girl Chandeliers, the Mod Millefiori Necklace, a Clever Candle Wrap-even bead-embellished tank tops!
Helpful step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide readers through each project. Sidebar material includes colour and length variations in addition to more extensive coverage of stringing materials, types of beads, and essential tools that readers will refer to again and again.
A resource section provides an indispensable list of suppliers that will make it easy to recreate every project in the book while inspiring you to create your own designs. This book is ideal for beginning beaders because they can start with basic earrings and simple strung necklaces before tackling more complex projects. Advanced beaders will revel in the contemporary project ideas that take their jewellery to the next level with modified designs and exciting new colour combinations.
Katie Hacker is an artist and writer who frequently contributes beading projects to Beadwork magazine. She is the guest beading expert on the PBS series "Beads, Baubles & Jewels," and has authored 15 instructional beading booklets that have collectively sold more than 350,000 copies. Katie and her husband live in Keystone, Indiana.