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BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Bead Weaving courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Guide to Beading with a Loom: From Start to Finish and Beyond (2016)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyGuide to Beading with a Loom is a comprehensive introduction to this popular beading technique. This book includes all the information needed for beginners including information about looms, supplies and techniques and is packed with photos and illustrations to provide maximum understanding. The twenty projects will build and advance your skills and knowledge. Plus there are numerous project variations to stimulate your own creativity. Advanced beaders familiar with loom beading will also find wonderful techniques and information on non-traditional…
Author(s): Jamie Cloud Eakin

2. Lush & Layered Beadweaving: Stitch jewelry with textures & dimension (2018)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyBeaders are always seeking new ways to create complex effects and sophisticated looks for their beadwoven creations. In Lush & Layered Beadweaving, experienced teacher and designer Marcia Balonis breaks down the process of layering beads into easy-to-make designs.Each of the 20+ jewelry projects starts with a layer of beads that serves as the base. Balonis instructs jewelry makers to stitch layers of beads to the base to create gorgeous dimension and texture. The projects make the most of beaders’ favorite materials, including multi-hole beads, seed beads, pearls, crystals, and glass. Balonis has a well-developed sense of color and utilizes…
Author(s): Marcia L. Balonis

3. Beaded Embroidery Stitching: 125 Stitches to Embellish with Beads, Buttons, Charms, Bead Weaving & More; 8+ Projects (2019)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyAdd dimension and luster to your sewing projects with 125 decorative bead embroidery and bead woven stitches! Embellish 8 stunning projects from bedazzled jewelry to wallhangings and a sewing caddy. Search both the complete visual guide (with stitches organized by type) and the A-to-Z stitch index for easy reference. A robust gallery of features beaded creations in a variety of skill levels, perfect for embroiderers, craft sewists, crazy quilters, mixed media artists, and jewelry makers. #44,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #46 in Needlework (Books) #29…
Author(s): Christen Brown

4. 500 Bead Weaving Patterns for Bracelets (2017)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyAn encyclopedia of beaded bracelet patterns for your small loom.Weaving beaded bracelets on a small bead loom is easy, and with the 500 patterns in this book you can make all kinds of creative designs! From bold graphic prints to animals and flowers to retro or southwestern designs, there are plenty of patterns to suit your style. Each pattern shows how many and what color beads are needed and the placement of every bead so it's easy to complete any bracelet you choose. Make them to keep and to give away. Switch up the bead colors–so many options will keep you coming back for more!…
Author(s): Emilie Ramon

5. Beautiful Bead Weaving: Simple Techniques and Patterns for Creating Stunning Loom Jewelry (Design Originals) (2015)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyDiscover a new world of creative possibilities with on-loom bead weaving! It’s fun and easy to make elegant loom jewelry in unique, fascinating designs. Beautiful Bead Weaving shows you how to use either the Clover standard bead weaving loom or the new credit card-sized Mini Loom to create stunning necklaces, bracelets, pins, earrings, and more. You’ll be amazed by how much you can accomplish with just needles, thread, beads, and a simple loom. Learn how to set up and warp your loom and get started fast with basic bead weaving techniques. Nineteen step-by-step projects are…
Author(s): Fran Ortmeyer, Carol C. Porter

6. Beadweaving Beyond the Basics: 24 Beading Designs Using Seed Beads, Crystals, Two-hole Beads and More (2015)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyTake your beadweaving designs to the next level!Explore an inspired approach to weaving beaded jewelry with Beadweaving Beyond the Basics. Experiment with color and shape with these 24 gorgeous designs from beadweaving teacher and Beadwork contributor Kassie Shaw. In addition to showcasing classic stitches, including Herringbone, Peyote and St. Petersburg, these designs incorporate Kassie's innovative variations on Right Angle Weave–Double Diamond Right Angle Weave, Faux Right Angle Weave and Layered Right Angle Weave. In-depth primers on these new approaches will get you started right away, and the tips for left-handed beaders…
Author(s): Kassie Shaw

7. Creative Bead Weaving: A Contemporary Guide To Classic Off-Loom Stitches (1998)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyYou can weave beads without a loom. Learn a variety of stitches, then apply them in 25+ irresistible projects including earrings, beaded sculptures, necklaces, and baskets. “A bold and innovative book. The variety and quality of work are inspiring in their own right—the diagrams and study of the various techniques are an added bonus.”—Lapidary Journal. #114,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #151 in Needlework (Books) #56 in Beadwork #52 in Weaving (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Carol Wilcox Wells

8. Beaded Lace Snowflake Ornaments (2009)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyBeaded Lace Snowflakes Ornaments can decorate Christmas trees, windows and gift boxes. They can even be made into earrings, necklace drops and a focal for bracelets. This book has 14 beaded snowflake patterns with full color detailed diagrams and instructions. Stitch them in sparkling, snowy white, or let them twinkle in a holiday rainbow of colors. I have also included a lot of pictures to show that the snowflakes can be made in different colors. #171,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #233 in Gift Decorating #93 in Beadwork Would you like to ?If you…
Author(s): Sandra D Halpenny

9. Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs and Bead Loom Weaving-An Illustrated “How-To” Guide (1989)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyWritten for both beginners and advanced beaders with over 200 illustrations and photographs of 47 bead-work pieces. The emphasis here is on traditional Native American techniques. The patterns include Ogalala Butterfly, Peyote Stitch, Apache Leaf, Zig-zag, Potawatomi Weave, and Lakota Chain among others. Includes sources for supplies, notes on knots and threading, and an illustrated section on how to make an Indian Bead Loom. Other techniques explained are pendants, ear drops, rosettes, applique, and sewn beadery. A complete beading resource. #385,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Horace Goodhue

10. Jewel Loom Inspirations: Quick and Fun Beading and Jewelry Projects (2016)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyHow will the Jewel Loom inspire you?Create fun, easy beaded bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more with the versatile Jewel Loom! Jewel Loom creator Julianna Avelar fills you in on the basics of beading on a loom, then shares fifteen of her favorite Jewel Loom projects in easy-to-follow tutorials. Get creative with silk ribbon, fringe and leather cording then experiment with beads of varying colors and shapes–the jewelry projects in this book push the boundaries of traditional beading loom designs. Make something that fits your unique style! An inspiration gallery, featuring a…
Author(s): Julianna Avelar

11. Beautiful Beadweaving: Simply gorgeous jewelry (2017)

 BEST Bead Weaving Books You Should EnjoyThis book contains 25 gorgeous projects which focus on creating detailed, stitched jewelry. Isabella’s original designs use common stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and right-angle weave and materials to make stunning wearable beadwoven jewelry. Her concise instructions incorporate step-by-step photographs that easily guide readers through the process of making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Additionally she uses materials that are easy to find: seed beads, pearls, gemstones, and crystals to make each piece unique. #511,779 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Isabella Lam

Best Bead Weaving Books You Should Enjoy

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500 Bead Weaving Patterns for Bracelets

Author(s): Emilie Ramon
ID: 2332446, Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2017, Size: 85 Mb, Format: pdf

Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch & Bead Weaving

ID: 2111050, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 28 Mb, Format: pdf

Beautiful Bead Weaving: Simple Techniques and Patterns for Creating Stunning Loom Jewelry

Author(s): Carol C. Porter, Fran Ortmeyer
ID: 2336163, Publisher: Design Originals, Year: 2015, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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