Making Beautiful Beads
"Make your own stunning, one of a kind beads and you'll never have to settle for ordinary. Creating beautiful beads unlike any you've seen elsewhere is easy when you have so many remarkable projects and techniques to work with. Five talented designers exhibit exciting, creative techniques for crafting glass, metal, polymer clay, & fiber beads in any style. Begin with simple felt & paper beads, then move on to polymer clay versions that emulate stone, striking metal beads with intricate patterns, & stunning lampworked glass forms. Learn to create patterns with a resist dying method that leaves masked areas of the bead untouched by the new dye color. From sculptural papier-mache techniques to Mayan motifs, to using brass, copper, & silver for metal beadmaking - the glass worker can learn all about different forms of beadmaking. Ends with an introduction to glass beadmaking. For the lampworker, this book includes excercises on making elegantly frosted beads, as well as marbelized, grooved, & silver-leafed ones. " Soft cover 81/2x10, 143 pages.