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Start to Bead is aimed at 10-14 year olds who would love to be creative with beads. The patterns and projects included in the book are ideal for beginners, they are highly achievable using beads, threads and a few simple tools that are readily available through your favourite bead store. Once you have made a few projects from this book you will have learnt some basic beading techniques and will be able to create your own designs. Happy Beading!
Simple beading techniques are explained using clear instructions and step by step photographs, and only a few tools are needed to make the projects. Jill Thomas has an eye for really beautiful combinations of beads, and readers will learn hand beading techniques as well as finding out how to make a friendship bracelet on a simple bead loom. All the beads, threads and tools shown are readily available and young readers will soon be showing off the fabulous results of their new beading skills.
Jill Thomas is an experienced bead-worker. She started beading as a hobby over twenty years ago and turned it into a full-time business in 1994 with the start of GJ Beads. GJ Beads now includes a retail store in St. Ives, Cornwall, a showroom and warehouse at St. Erth, Cornwall, along with a thriving web and mail order based supply company. Jill regularly teaches beadwork classes, and is always developing and designing new ideas and projects.
*Use beautiful beads to make fantastic necklaces, rings and bracelets, a trinket pot and even a little bag. Step by Step photographs Easy to follow instructions Simple techniques Lots of creative ideas