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Bead-Making Lab

Book Description

This book introduces crafters to bead-making materials of all kinds--from paper mache to polymer clay to recycled bottles. Techniques are also taught, including molding, carving, painting, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Bead-Making Tools
  3. UNIT 01 CLAY
    1. CLAY BASICS
    2. Polymer Clay
    3. Lab 1: Sgraffito Beads
    4. Lab 2: Ombré Beads
    5. Lab 3: Faceted Beads
    6. Lab 4: Matryoshka Beads
    7. DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Heather Millican
    8. Lab 5: Swirl Disks
    9. Lab 6: Woven Stripes
    10. Lab 7: Milkweed Pods
    11. Lab 8: Renaissance Relics
    12. Lab 9: Rosy Posy
    13. GUEST BEAD MAKER LAB REPORT: Claire Maunsell
    14. Air-Dry Clay
    15. Lab 10: Faux Bois Beads
    16. Lab 11: Wildflowers
    17. Lab 12: Tiny Houses
    18. Lab 13: Blue Birds of Happiness
    19. Lab 14: Golden Owls
  4. UNIT 02 PAPER AND CORK
    1. PAPER BASICS
    2. Papier-Mâché
    3. Lab 15: Deco Beads
    4. Lab 16: Color-Block Pendants
    5. Lab 17: Map Pendants
    6. Rolled Paper Beads
    7. Lab 18: Paper Saucer Beads
    8. Lab 19: Paper Patchwork Pendants
    9. Lab 20: Poetry Beads
    10. Layered Paper Beads
    11. Lab 21: Faux Copper Pendants
    12. Lab 22: Stacked Beads
    13. Lab 23: Cork Coins
    14. DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Cat Ivins
  5. UNIT 03 PLASTICS
    1. PLASTIC BASICS
    2. Shrink Plastic
    3. Lab 24: Doodle Charms
    4. Lab 25: Vintage Vignette Bracelet Cuffs
    5. DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Yvonne Irvin-Faus
    6. Lab 26: Butterfly Charms
    7. Lab 27: Photo Charms
    8. Lab 28: Geo Watercolor Matchsticks
    9. Resin
    10. Lab 29: Faux Sea Glass
    11. Lab 30: Dazzled Druzy Charms
    12. Lab 31: Charmed by Words
    13. Lab 32: Glossy Floral Pendants
    14. GUEST BEAD MAKER LAB REPORT: Jen Cushman
  6. UNIT 04 BACKYARD
    1. NATURAL BASICS
    2. Beach Glass and Pebbles
    3. Lab 33: Drilled Beach Glass
    4. DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Staci Louise Smith
    5. Lab 34: Gilded Pebbles
    6. Lab 35: Message from the Sea Charms
    7. Trees and Wood
    8. Lab 36: Driftwood Beads
    9. Lab 37: Wood Gems
    10. Lab 38: Buoy Beads
    11. Lab 39: Acorn Beads
    12. GUEST BEAD MAKER LAB REPORT: Carol Dekle–Foss, Terra Rustica Design Carol Dekle–Foss, Terra Rustica Design
  7. UNIT 05 FIBER AND TEXTILES
    1. FIBER BASICS
    2. Felt
    3. Lab 40: Wee Felties
    4. Lab 41: Strung-Out Felt Beads
    5. Lab 42: Oak Leaf Pendant
    6. Lab 43: Folk-Art Beads
    7. Fabric and Thread
    8. Lab 44: Thread Riot Flower Beads
    9. Lab 45: Rolled Fabric Beads
    10. Lab 46: Rope Beads
    11. Leather
    12. Lab 47: Blossom Bracelet Cuff
    13. Lab 48: Leather Gingko Leaf Pendant
    14. DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Rebekah Payne
    15. Lab 49: Knotted Leather Beads
    16. GUEST BEAD MAKER LAB REPORT: Gail Crosman Moore
  8. UNIT 06 WIRE
    1. WIRE BASICS
    2. Lab 50: Faux Enamel
    3. Lab 51: Wire Nest Beads
    4. Lab 52: Abacus Pendants
  9. Directory of Artists
  10. Resources
  11. Index
  12. About the Author