You can weave beads without a loom. Learn a variety of stitches, then apply them in 25+ irresistible projects including earrings, beaded sculptures, necklaces, and baskets. “A bold and innovative book. The variety and quality of work are inspiring in their own right—the diagrams and study of the various techniques are an added bonus.”—Lapidary Journal.
Go beyond simply stringing beads together--learn to weave them into beautiful textural patterns to create jewelry, bowls, baskets, purses, and even sculpture. With the step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams in this guide, the seven stitches (peyote, brick, square, right angle, African helix, netting, and chevron chain) and their variations aren't terribly difficult to learn. Although they may take patience and some time to master, even the beginner can produce simple, attractive pieces. Beaders with more experience will be inspired to new heights of invention upon viewing the full-color gallery of spectacular bead weaving creations contributed by various artists to this attractive book. --Amy Handy