Item Number: H20-3525BK
From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills, finishes, and even the countries famous for advancing the art. Plus, nearly 500 photographs showcase beads, gemstones, findings, and pieces from around the world. See the many ways beads are worn, woven, strung, decorated, painted, and used for accessories. As a bonus, line drawings illustrate exactly how to work the techniques, and informational charts and graphs help crafters try their hand at creative designing.
Hardcover, full color, 416 pages
Book size: 9-1/2x7-1/2 inches
Level: All skill levels
Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
About the author: Theresa Flores Geary, PH.D., taught first by her mother and later by elders from the San Carlos Apache tribe, has been creating beadwork since age fourteen. She has retired from an active career as a clinical psychologist and served, most recently, as a family psychologist for the Pascua Yaqui tribe in Arizona. Besides making jewelry and other beaded objects, Geary has developed a line of bead kits that she sells to museums, gift shops, and retail stores throughout the country. She also teaches beadwork classes. Geary is the author of Creative Native American Beading and Native American Beadwork.