Category Archives: Beads

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka Lisa Pavelka begins her book with a disclaimer. That given all the possibilities of polymer clay, it’s impossible to write a truly complete book about it. What she does try to … Continue reading

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Bead Chic by Margot Potter

This is my kind of fast beading. Margot mixes up wire, beads, and easy to do techniques to create fun, colorful jewelry. It’s a book for people who like working with wire but don’t want to do the filigree fanciness … Continue reading

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Mini Steel Bench Block by Beadsmith

This is a nice little bench block. Not very expensive, especially with the super saver shipping option. There is a right side and a wrong side to this bench block. The wrong side of mine had a rough edge, but … Continue reading

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Artful Jewelry

Jo Packham’s book Artful Jewelry: Craft and Wear Your Own Masterpieces takes it’s inspiration from fine art to create simple pieces of jewelry, and comes with supplies to make 6 of the projects illustrated in the book. This is a … Continue reading

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Totally Twisted

The designs in this book are bright, colorful and bold. Made with classic wireworking techniques like coiling and spirals, the jewelry is fresh and fun. The first part of the book is very well photographed and explained instructions for the … Continue reading

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Seed Bead Fusion

Also posted on Beadwork at BellaOnline. This is not a book geared towards beginner beaders. While it does have instructions in basic stitch techniques, you need to have some familiarity with the basics to tackle most of the projects in … Continue reading

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