This beginner's guide teaches you everything you need to know to string beaded necklaces, bracelets, and other jewellery with a professional look and finish.
Clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions walk you through the basic techniques, and the book covers bead types, shapes, and sizes; string types; how to choose and use various types of pliers, wire cutters, and crimping tools; and how to select and attach all kinds of clasps, rings, bead tips, cones, and crimps.
About the Author
Carson Eddy is the owner of The Boston Bead Company, with stores in Cambridge and Salem, Massachusetts. Co-authors Rachael Evans and Kate Feld have both worked for the company. Evans has been a bead buyer, manager, and jewelry designer over the course of 12 years, and Feld has worked as store manager and is currently the staff designer. The Boston Bead Company offers an extensive calendar of classes and in-store demonstrations and maintains an online resource centre, beadOpedia.