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Beaded Earrings: Techniques & Designs
Author: Rex Reddick
Format: Paperback
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
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.
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Craftwork Techniques of the Native Americans
Author: Scott Sutton
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.
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Creative Native American Beading: Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional Motifs
Format: Paperback
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.
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Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns
Format: Paperback
Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs Bead Loom Weaving and Bead Embroidery - An Illustrated "How-To" Guide

This how-to guide provides beaders with over 200 illustrations and photographs of 47 bead-work pieces. The emphasis here is on traditional Native American techniques. The patterns include Ogalala Butterfly, Peyote Stitch, Apache Leaf, Zig-zag, Potawatomi Weave, and Lakota Chain among others. Includes sources for supplies, notes on knots and threading, and an illustrated section on how to make an Indian Bead Loom. Other techniques explained are pendants, ear drops, rosettes, applique, and sewn beadery. A complete beading resource.

Expanded to 80 pages in 1989, reprinted in 1993, this has been the best introduction to Native American beadworking since 1971.

Please Note
While it has been updated and reprinted, this book is older and has black and white images and smaller print. This may present a challenge for beginning beaders who are used to more modern photo or video tutorials. Patterns in the book do not provide directions for finishing pieces from beginning to end but rather show the basics for different weaves that you can then use your own creativity and intuition to complete. This book is a product of its time, but it is still a wonderful resource for those seeking to learn more about beading and for preserving indigenous arts and culture.

Suggested Audience: intermediate/advanced beaders or those who are familiar with older beading books and patterns.

Reviews
"A treasure chest of beading knowledge, much of which I've never seen anywhere else.... My only quibble is that the book layout and printing is very outdated (almost nostalgic, in fact, for someone who's been doing beadwork as long as I have.) There are few photos to show what a particular pattern looks like when worked up, and the charts are quite rudimentary. For a curious, motivated beader, this can make the book a happy adventure. You never quite know what you'll get when you start a new pattern. I particularly enjoy this creative aspect, but it does heighten the learning curve for beaders who are used to working from well-illustrated texts that are now standard in beading books and magazines, as well as making it difficult to scan the pages for a particular pattern." - Urbanspinner

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80 pages | 7.06" x 9.98"

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maskisina: A Guide to Northern-Style Métis Moccasins
Content Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback

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.

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The Big Book of Beading Patterns
Author: Kalmbach Books
Format: Paperback
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.
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wâpikwaniy: A Beginner’s Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork
Content Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
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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