Take a beading journey across two countries with Beader's Stash, an inside look at the finest bead shops in the United States and Canada. This collection of 39+ amazing projects showcases beads in every form, from jewelry, home decor, accessories, and more. Get a peek inside the thriving world of the bead shop, pick up insider tips, and learn countless ways to conquer your bead stash!
Beginners will find an array of inventive stringing and wireworking projects, while advanced beaders will delight in the original and whimsical ideas. Find a variety of design ideas from traditional to cutting edge - all projects were selected for their sense of style and unique use of materials.
Projects include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, home decor, art, and more. You'll find a Tic Tac Toe board art deco piece, colorful beaded lanterns with a musical flair, a fuzzy felted beads bracelet with magnetized clasps, a classic picture pendant necklace that appears vintage but uses modern materials, a spiritual talisman lariat and bracelet, a feminine turquoise bolo, a gorgeous mosaic bead tray, decoupage tote bag, and much more.
Techniques range from stringing, weaving, loomwork, felting, bead embroidery, wire wrapping, soldering, and more. Beader's Stash includes a "Beading 101" section, an illustrated techniques glossary, bead shop directory, and bead shop insider tips.
So what are you waiting for? Pop in the front door of that bead shop you've always wanted to visit, have a look around, meet the staff, and sit in on a class. You will walk away inspired!
Reviews: "Perfect for beginner and advanced alike.... there is something for everyone."-Upper Midwest Bead Society
"Will inspire both beginning and expert beaders… Loaded with photographs and illustrations sure to put anyone in a beading mood."-Bangor Daily News
"Beader’s Stash showcases beads in every form--jewelry, home décor, and accessories--and offers something for everyone."-BeadBugle.com