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« on: July 03, 2010 01:46:41 PM »

Hi everyone!

I have always had an interest in beading, but have never tried it. I lost my job last month and decided that I should try beading now as a way to keep my mind active (and not on all the rejection letters I've received from my job applications!). I went to AC Moore and picked up some beading stuff during the sale last week.

I'm curious... What books do you find to be the best for a beginner? Any web sites? I did buy The Beader's Bible and I have been googling beading, but would love to hear what books/sites experienced beaders use.

Thanks so much!! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 11:26:03 PM »

Depends what kind of beading you want to do.  I like to do a lot of bead weaving myself, so I focus on things that deal with seed beads more.

Look here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302711.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330963.0

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010 05:55:46 PM »

Thank you! Smiley I want to crochet with beads, as well as learn how to brick stitch, square stitch, peyote stitch, etc. I have been looking at all the pictures in The Beader's Bible and drooling. Those are the pictures I drool over most Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010 08:33:47 AM »

I am looking forward to read the same book but as of the moment.. i am planning to read the Pearl and Bead Stringing Book.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011 11:18:14 AM »

I always check out a bunch of books from the library first!  If I like one of those books enough, I buy it, but sometimes it's just nice to find a place to start without having to spend anything.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011 07:05:35 PM »

I recommend Interweave's Beadwork magazine. I have also found a lot of great instructions at about.com.
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