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Bead-Making Lab


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Bead-Making Tools
Unit 1: Clay
Clay Basics
Polymer Clay
Lab 1: Sgraffito Beads
Lab 2: Ombre Beads
Lab 3: Faceted Beads
Lab 4: Matryoshka Beads
Designer Spotlight: Heather Millican
Lab 5: Swirl Disks
Lab 6: Woven Stripes
Lab 7: Milkweed Pods
Lab 8: Renaissance Relics
Lab 9: Rosy Posy
Guest Bead Maker Lab Report: Claire Maunsell
Air-Dry Clay
Lab 10: Faux Bois Beads
Lab 11: Wildflowers
Lab 12: Tiny Houses
Lab 13: Blue Birds of Happiness
Lab 14: Golden Owls

Unit 2: Paper and Cork
Paper Basics
Lab 15: Deco Beads
Lab 16: Color-Block Pendants
Lab 17: Map Pendants
Rolled Paper Beads
Lab 18: Paper Saucer Beads
Lab 19: Paper Patchwork Pendants
Lab 20: Poetry Beads
Layered Paper Beads
Lab 21: Faux Copper Pendants
Lab 22: Stacked Beads
Recycled Cork
Lab 23: Cork Coins
Designer Spotlight: Cat Ivins

Unit 3: Plastics
Plastic Basics
Shrink Plastic
Lab 24: Doodle Charms
Lab 25: Vintage Vignette Bracelet Cuffs
Designer Spotlight: Yvonne Irvin-Faus
Lab 26: Butterfly Charms
Lab 27: Photo Charms
Lab 28: Geo Watercolor Matchsticks
Lab 29: Faux Sea Glass
Lab 30: Dazzled Druzy Charms
Lab 31: Charmed by Words
Lab 32: Glossy Floral Pendants
Guest Bead Maker Lab Report: Jen Cushman

Unit 4: Backyard
Natural Basics
Beach Glass and Pebbles
Lab 33: Drilled Beach Glass
Designer Spotlight: Staci Louise Smith
Lab 34: Gilded Pebbles
Lab 35: Message from the Sea Charms
Trees and Wood
Lab 36: Driftwood Beads
Lab 37: Wood Gems
Lab 38: Buoy Beads
Lab 39: Acorn Beads
Guest Bead Maker Lab Report: Carol Dekle Foss, Terra Rustica Design

Unit 5: Fiber and Textiles
Fiber Basics
Lab 40: Wee Felties
Lab 41: Strung-Out Felt Beads
Lab 42: Oak Leaf Pendant
Lab 43: Folk-Art Beads
Fabric and Thread
Lab 44: Thread Riot Flower Beads
Lab 45: Rolled Fabric Beads
Lab 46: Rope Beads
Lab 47: Blossom Bracelet Cuff
Lab 48: Leather Gingko Leaf Pendant
Designer Spotlight: Rebekah Payne
Lab 49: Knotted Leather Beads
Guest Bead Maker Lab Report: Gail Crosman Moore

Unit 6: Wire
Wire Basics
Lab 50: Faux Enamel
Lab 51: Wire Nest Beads
Lab 52: Abacus Pendants
Directory of ArtistsResources
About the Author

About the Author

Heather Powers is a beadmaker, jewelry designer, and author. Inspired by nature, charmed by small town life, and in love with all things handmade, Heather is the originator of the Art Bead Scene. This interactive blog has the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work. The blog has been published daily since March 2007. Some of its regular features include current events and trends in the bead world, interviews with bead artists and jewelry designers, and reviews of new products, books, and stores that carry art beads.


"A useful book for jewelrymakers who are interested in customizing their own beads and would like to try out an array of techniques."

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