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Beaded Earrings: Techniques & Designs
Author: Rex Reddick
Format: Paperback
, 2011
  • Today beaded jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are still extremely popular, especially those made in a Native American style. Using Beaded Earrings, readers can learn a craft that has delighted humankind for generations. This simple, concise guide contains easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions to teach techniques to both beginners and beading experts. Readers are taught twelve basic patterns that can be combined to make more than thirty-five different kinds of earrings. Instructions are also included on how to create one-of-a-kind designs. Beaded Earrings includes page after page of full-color illustrations that show how to make many different styles of traditional Native American earrings, including basic dangle variations, as well as Brick Stitch, Gourd Stitch and Bugle Bead. The techniques learned here can be applied to necklaces and other types of jewelry, as well. Instructions come complete with recommendations on the types and amount of beads and supplies to purchase and a list of practical suggestions to help readers avoid common frustrating errors.

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Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans
Author: Scott Sutton
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • This book is in a class by itself. Featured are dozens of full-color photos of both Indian and in-Indian made beadwork from museums, collections and today's marketplace. Instructions are accompanied by large, highly detailed, step-by-step color photos and illustrations. Four styles of beadwork are covered: loom, two needle applique, lazy stitch, and the gourd (peyote) stitch. Presenting both basic and advanced techniques, the author also includes detailed instructions on how to make and bead moccasins.

$25.95

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Craftwork Techniques of the Native Americans
Author: Scott Sutton
, 2015
  • Scott Sutton's latest craft book expands on the knowledge and skills presented in his first book, Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans. This volume presents eight new beadwork projects in which Scott includes personal, little-known tips that he has developed from his extensive experience. Each lesson has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by full-color photographs and detailed illustrations. Projects include medallions, belt buckles, barrettes, loom-beaded belts, scalp feathers, flat fans, moccasins, and small dance bags. Each section contains information on selecting the necessary materials, tools, and supplies.
    Both novice and experienced crafters are guaranteed many hours of pleasure
    creating these beautiful Native American objects. Beadworkers can use their
    new skills to produce other items or create their own designs.

$25.95

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Creative Native American Beading: Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional Motifs
Format: Paperback
, 2009
  • Following her successful Native American Beadwork, Theresa Flores Geary offers up another beautiful collection of traditional beaded projects, all using contemporary tools and materials. The techniques range from simple stringing and Apache Weave to Circular Peyote Stitch. The 19 highlighted jewelry and accessory projects include a Huichol Lace Sun Catcher and a Ladder Chain Bracelet (perfect for beginners), along with advanced-level projects like the Waterbird Pendant and Sun Rosette Medallion. In addition to the patterns and guidance on technique, there’s fascinating background information on the myths and legends that inspired each design.

$21.95

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Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns
Format: Paperback
, 2007
  • Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs Bead Loom Weaving and Bead Embroidery - An Illustrated "How-To" Guide

    Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 beadwork pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead diagonals, "Potawatomi Weave," "Wide Net," "Lakota Chain," beaded braids, and beaded dolls. Also included in this book are notes on supplies, knots and threading and an illustrated section on How to Make and Use an Indian Bead Loom. With this new, enlarged edition, come two additional sections, TRIANGLE BASE has illustrated directions for making this very popular pattern for pendants and ear-drops; and BEAD EMBROIDERY includes detailed instructions for Rosettes and Applique work. Additional descriptions and illustrations are also given for other patterns of sewn beadery. Expanded to 80 pages in 1989, reprinted in 1993, this has been the best introduction to Native American beadworking since 1971.

$15.95

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maskisina: A Guide to Northern-Style Métis Moccasins
Format: Paperback
, 2013
  • maskisina: A Guide to Northern-Style Métis Moccasins is a follow-up to the highly successful wapikwaniy: A Beginner’s Guide to Metis Floral Beadwork. Much like wapikwaniy, maskisina guides readers, step-by-step, on how to create their very own moccasins. It contains detailed photographs along with each step and also includes a DVD tutorial. It also includes a historic overview of moccasins by Sherry Farrell Racette. Patterns for cutting the correct sizes for the soles and vamps are included in the book.

$24.95

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The Big Book of Beading Patterns
Author: Kalmbach Books
Format: Paperback
, 2010
  • Big Book Of Beading Patterns: For Peyote Stitch, Square Stitch, Brick Stitch, and Loomwork Designs


    "The Big Book of Beading Patterns" is the go-to compendium of patterns for all types of stitchers. Many pattern books focus solely on loomwork, but this book also includes popular stitches like peyote, brick, and square stitch in addition to loomwork. The gorgeous patterns here can be used to make beaded bracelets, amulets, tapestries, and more. Patterns are divided into chapters by topics like animals, flowers, holidays, and more. The best of Bead&Button's patterns are showcased in this exciting compilation.

$32.50

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wâpikwaniy: A Beginner’s Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork
Author: Amy Briley
Format: Paperback
, 2011
  • wâpikwaniy: A Beginner’s Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork is a step-by-step guide book and DVD video which provides information and instruction on Métis floral beadwork. The guide is intended for beginning beaders and includes an historical overview by Sherry Farrell Racette, followed by instructions on basic beading, supply lists and options, techniques and hints, and examples of traditional and contemporary beadwork. Patterns are included in the book.

$24.95

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