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Beadwork Creates Beaded Rings

Edited by Jean Campbell

     This is the latest in the Beadwork Creates” series and it features a more unusual but highly fashionable item, the beaded ring. You don’t need to buy precious stones and set them into a metal setting – there is more work but less outlay and the end result is going to be anything but conservative. There is a ring for everybody in here, from fairly demure to brash, from sophisticated to funky.

     Rings are small projects, and are likely to grow quickly than a necklace and be cheaper to make, as they don’t involve many beads. But small means intricate, so if you are a total beginner then you will find these projects rather challenging. Wind wire, use elastic, knit or crochet with beads and brush up on your old favorites peyote and brick stitch – you won’t learn any of these techniques in here though and this is not the purpose of this book. Instead, if you are reasonably at home in the world of beadwork sit back and enjoy a pattern book of thirty projects, handsomely illustrated and succinctly but ably supplied with instructions. If you live outside the US, some of the items used will prove elusive but there is still plenty of designs with easier to source materials and scope for plenty of imaginative fun as you work through the work of some of America’s top beadwork artists. The latest in an impressive series.

     If you cannot find beads and findings locally try for a list of suppliers or opt for my suggestions:

     In the UK: G J Beads at
Spellbound Beads at

     In the US: Shipwreck Beads ship internationally and have the world’s largest bead catalog! Find them at

The Book

Interweave Press (distributed in UK by Search Press)
December 2004
How-To Books/Beadwork
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Rachel A Hyde

Reviewed 2005
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