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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.

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.
Author(s): Marcia L. Balonis

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.
Author(s): Christen Brown

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.
Author(s): Emilie Ramon

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.
Author(s): Fran Ortmeyer, Carol C. Porter

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.
Author(s): Kassie Shaw

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.
Author(s): Carol Wilcox Wells

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.
Author(s): Sandra D Halpenny

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.
Author(s): Horace Goodhue

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.
Author(s): Julianna Avelar

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.
Author(s): Isabella Lam

Best Bead Weaving Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some bead weaving books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Beaded Embroidery Stitching: 125 Stitches to Embellish with Beads, Buttons, Charms, Bead Weaving & More

Author(s): Christen Brown
ID: 3440420, Publisher: C&T Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 53 Mb, Format: epub

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

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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