Hip To Bead eBook: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader

Each of the 32 projects in the Hip to Bead eBook features fashion-savvy designs created with stylish beads, pendants, and findings that are widely available.

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Boutique-style beaded jewelry is hotter than ever, and with this easy-to-download Hip to Bead eBook it's now easier than ever to make. Each of the 32 projects features fashion-savvy designs created with stylish beads, pendants, and findings that are widely available. Readers learn basic techniques, like knotting, stringing, weaving, and working with wire to create a variety of contemporary projects.

Check out the embellished "cause" bracelets, a genius knotted and beaded belt, Rock 'n Roll Cuff, the Y Not? Necklace, Cha Cha Bracelet, Glamour Girl Chandeliers, the Mod Millefiori Necklace, a Clever Candle Wrap-even bead-embellished tank tops!

Helpful step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide readers through each project. Sidebar material includes color and length variations in addition to more extensive coverage of stringing materials, types of beads, and essential tools that readers will refer to again and again.

A resource section provides an indispensable list of suppliers that will make it easy to recreate every project in the book while inspiring you to create your own designs. This book is ideal for beginning beaders because they can start with basic earrings and simple strung necklaces before tackling more complex projects. Advanced beaders will revel in the contemporary project ideas that take their jewelry to the next level with modified designs and exciting new color combinations. Make your beaded projects pop with the Hip to Bead eBook!

Table of Contents
  • Beads
  • Components
  • Stringing Materials
  • Tools


  • Easy Assembly
    • Chic Antique Button Bracelet
    • Stylish Scrapbook
    • Found Object Charm Bracelet
  • Super Stringing
    • Chunky Nugget Necklace
    • Double Trouble Choker
    • Follow Your Heart Faux Lariat
    • Twice as Nice Necklace
    • Time to Bead Watch
    • Fit-for-a-Queen Bracelet
    • Great Lengths Necklace and Bracelet
    • Luscious Lariat
    • In Vogue Purse
  • Getting Wire
    • Quick and Easy Earrings
    • Sparkly Beaded Barrettes
    • Rock 'N Roll Cuff
    • Y Not? Necklace
    • Cha-Cha Bracelet
    • Glamour Girl Chandeliers
    • Clever Candle Wrap
    • Mod Millefiori Necklace
  • Knotty But Nice
    • World Bead Choker
    • Center Stage Opera
    • Knock-Out Knotted Necklace
    • Knotty Hemp Belt
  • Rich Stitches
    • Trendy Tank Top
    • Retro Beaded Journal
    • Aloha Flower Frame
    • Funky Felted Purse
  • Woven Wonders
    • Bejeweled Crystal Bracelet
    • Oceanside Bling Necklace
    • Creative Cause Bracelet
    • Righteous Right-Angle Weave Bracelet


  • Suppliers
  • Index
  • Techniques and Tips
    • Choosing the Right Adhesive
    • Charm Bracelet Tips
    • Combining Colors
    • Working with Memory Wire
    • Personalizing Your Designs
    • Using Crimps to Attach a Clasp
  • Helpful Hints for Making Watches
  • All About Art Glass
  • Standard Jewelry Lengths
  • Common Beading Patterns
  • Making Wire Loops
  • Hill Tribe Silver
  • Making Bead Links
  • Knotting Between Beads
  • Using Chain
  • Tying Square Knots
  • Backstitch with Beads
  • Blanket Stitch with Beads
  • Right-Angle Weave
  • Tubular Peyote Stitch


About the Author

Katie Hacker is an artist and writer who frequently contributes beading projects to Beadwork, Simply Beading, and Step by Step Beads magazine. She is the guest beading expert on the PBS series Beads, Baubles & Jewels, and has authored 15 instructional beading booklets that have collectively sold more than 450,000 copies. Katie and her husband live in Keystone, Indiana.

Katie will have you adding some zing to your jewelry box, home décor, even your clothes. -Get Creative

Projects are trendy and easy to make, most taking just a few hours. Teens and young adults would really enjoy this. -About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

The projects help to build skills as well as create finished pieces to wear. -Bead Unique

SKU: EP4869

Author/Speaker/Editor: Katie Hacker

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330050

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