The opening chapters give a simple but thorough overview of beads, threads, wires, tools you'll need, and the basics of working with beads and wire.
True to the title, the strength of this book is her chapters on findings and finishings. These ending details can take your bead work from homemade to wow!
The photos and instructions are very comprehensive. This book includes at least 100 different techniques using purchased findings and ones you make yourself. All types of findings are covered:
- Head and Eye Pins
- Spacing Bars and Connectors
- Ear Wires
Many of these ideas are very innovative. I was even more fascinated by the finishings chapters. They included some great ideas for edges, fringes and original beadwork on findings.
The photo gallery will inspire you to branch out from her ideas even more. Highly recommended to take your beadwork to a new level of expertise.
Findings & Finishings: A Beadwork How-To Book at Amazon.com.
From this issue of the AllCrafts Update