Beading experts, teachers, and jewelry designers Bert and Dana Freed share their expertise in this delightful collection of jewelry patterns and projects. Using a wide range of stunning beads in lovely color combinations, the pieces may look complicated, but are very easy to make following the clearly explained techniques and directions.
The projects are organized so that you start with the foundation of bead crochet---the basic chain stitch---then progress through each level to achieve more advanced techniques. Each section opens with clear photographs that demonstrate the techniques needed for the proceeding projects. The "Advanced Tips and Tricks" at the end of the book offer additional tips and tricks for making your bead crochet experience go as smoothly as possible.
Beautifully photographed, Bead Crochet Jewelry provides all the inspiration and skills you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. From dangling earrings to chunky necklaces and plaited bracelets, these beautiful and intricate-looking pieces are sure to stand out and be admired by all.
“This book...has a wealth of information on crocheting with beads. Clear photography makes the techniques accessible to crocheters of all levels.” —Interweave Crochet
“For this mother-daughter designing duo, crochet is always a job well done.” —Crochet Today magazine
“Ready to dive into the world of bead crochet? Let mother-daugher team Bert and Dana Freed lead the way with...27 fully articulated bead crochet designs.” —Beadwork magazine
“This book will get you moving from the most basic project up to those which are more challenging.... Every step of the way, there are detailed instructions and close-up photos to insure your success. If you've ever wanted to jump into bead crochet, this is the book for you!” —Craft Gossip
“This is the most comprehensive book I've seen about bead crochet jewelry.... The projects are attractive and the book layout is very inviting.... Overall, I think this is a really interesting introduction to a technique which makes some lovely jewelry. If you've been wanting to pull out those steel crochet hooks, this book just might give you the inspiration you need to make some wonderful projects!” —Underground Crafter blog