The Beaded Edge Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edgings and Trims

Add a personal touch to all your clothing and home decor favorites with beautiful beaded trims. The Beaded Edge offers 18 designs ideal for customizing any item.

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Combining basic crochet techniques and inexpensive beads, The Beaded Edge reveals the secrets to creating gorgeous edges and embellishments to customize any design. Authors Midori Nishida and CRK Designs gracefully introduce Turkish embroideries and oya in a way that is enticing and accessible to every crafter.

The Beaded Edge offers 18 beaded trims and edgings, ranging from delicate and classic to modern and bold. All of the designs can be created with simple thread, a crochet hook or a beading needle, and beads. Those three tools are all you'll need to bring your embellishments to the next level. Each trim is illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams, making sure you don't miss a bead.

These artful edges are paired with a variety of applications, including handbags, hats, parasols, decorations, and many other accessories. The book also includes detailed instructions on attaching trim and obtaining a clean finish, so you can add a beaded edge to just about anything! If you have a passion for embellishments, or just want to spruce up and old pillow or shoulder bad, you will find a treasure trove of new techniques in The Beaded Edge.

About the Author

Midori Nishida is a professional craft artist. Deeply moved and inspired by the "Turkish Embroideries and Oya Exhibition", she endeavored to create her own line of crafts and introduced Boncuk oya to Japan, adapting it into a more accessible form for crafters. She has continued to study and perfect the art of "beaded edgings" with CRK design, and has built a massive base of loyal fans both in and outside of Japan.

CRK design is a design firm made up of six graphic designers. Their first craft magazine design project opened the door to their career in craft making and design. Today, they do everything from designing and production to book designing.

“May I just say,  I need to go buy some more sweaters and scarves so that I can add beaded edgings and trims to them!   Using a small crochet hook or a beading needle,  you'll learn how to use a simple thread and lovely beads to make exceptionally lovely embellishments for both your wearables and nonwearables.”  –

“As a crocheter and beader,  I love this book”. –

“The exquisite designs in The Beaded Edge by Midori Nishida are perfect for finishing and embellishing needlework projects.   Crazy-quilters, in particular, will go mad for these delicate, sumptuous adornments.” –

“It is absolutely gorgeous!  The whole book is infused with a Japanese aesthetic I find tremendously appealing:  work of great delicacy, modern color palette,  beautifully organized and p

SKU: 11CR05

Author/Speaker/Editor: Midori Nishida & CRK Design

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596683006

Number Of Pages: 88

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Customer Reviews

Awesome patterns! Review by Denise Davis

This is an Awesome book!! Lots of pictures in the patterns. I have made a couple of them and they came out great!! Lots of ideas on where and how to use the edgings!

(Posted on 4/10/12)

Beautiful and useful Review by carmen casariego

Beautiful and inspiring. Great pictures, great instructions and nice ideas. Could be improved by: 1. Spiral binding. So helpful to have the page open flat, and stay that way, when you need to follow instructions while you work! 2. A difficulty rating for each edging would be nice. 3. Have all the crochet stitches instructions in ONE page, not sprinkled around! 4. More info on thread weights. In any case, its a GREAT buy.

(Posted on 1/28/12)