How to Crochet Bead Tube Jewelry
If you love the look of crochet and have a healthy bead stash, check out How to Crochet Bead Tube Jewelry. This book from Annie's Attic breaks down bead stitching in order to make it accessible for beginners. Learn simple stitches and bead placement, then put your knowledge to the test with 13 projects including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.
Bead crochet is a jewelry making technique that doesn't get a lot of attention, but it should! With this method, beaders can make many different projects in a variety of styles. As you work through How to Crochet Bead Tube Jewelry, you'll pick up the basics of crochet, including terminology and abbreviations. This book comes with a DVD that can be paused, rewound, and replayed as many times as it takes for the viewer to master the steps.
This book has plenty of helpful tips to get you started. For instance, beginners are advised to practice with pony beads, which are easier to handle on account of their size. Although the projects are labeled as intermediate, keep in mind that this is a how-to book, which means that it is intended for people who are new to beading. By that same token, beginners can pull together accessories that may look challenging such as Black & Silver Affair (with detachable bead strands), Colors of Autumn (beautiful necklace and ring set), and Shades of Nature (my favorite!).
How to Crochet Bead Tube Jewelry is a great resource for people who have always wanted to try making their own accessories, but were not sure where to start. Every project is accompanied by diagrams and step out photos for real time comparison. Several pages are devoted to special stitches like bead slip stitch and bead half double crochet, and the DVD opens with a demonstration on making a five-bead tube. Throw in the beading guide (with size and material options) and the finding types chart, and you're ready to start creating beautiful beaded pieces of your own.
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