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Let's Start Beading

by Carolyn Schulz

Now anyone can begin making attractive, wearable jewellery straight away, with very little specialist equipment. Expert designer, Carolyn Schulz, has based this book on her hugely popular absolute beginner's course, and there is a pictorial glossary of equipment, twelve step-by-step projects to build skills and design tips to inspire creativity.

- pictorial 'Jargon buster' glossary of the essential tools and materials used (with both UK and US terms)
- 12 step-by-step projects
- Clear instructions, step-by-step photography and diagrams where necessary create a user-friendly guide

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Bobby Britnell

Bobby Britnell

She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and of the Textile Study Group, a national teaching and...

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Jean Haines

Jean Haines

Well known for her enthusiasm and passion for art, Jean Haines covers a wide range of subjects in a...

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Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib was encouraged to paint as a child. He attended art college and has worked as an...

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Yvette Stanton

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The Woolly Felters

The Woolly Felters

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Susie Johns

Susie Johns

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Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen is the founder of The Sewing Directory, the popular and successful site for finding...

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Trixie von Purl

Trixie von Purl

Trixie von Purl is a grande dame from Bath, who lives in a formidable Georgian residence on the...

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Jessica Alexandrakis

Jessica Alexandrakis

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Ann Cox

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Sue Stratford

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Frances McNaughton

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Sachiyo Ishii

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Marisa Edghill

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Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne Mercer

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Val Pierce

Val Pierce

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Terry Harrison

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Madeleine Millington

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Di Van Niekerk

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Gill Stratton

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Janet Whittle

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Wendy Tait

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Debbie Shore

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Aimee Harman

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Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 09: Egyptian Designs

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Design Source Book: Oriental Flower Designs

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The Complete Book of Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from The Complete Book of Flower Designs

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Design Source Book: Chinese Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 12: Chinese Designs

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Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

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Design Source Book: Garden Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 22: Garden Flower Designs

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Design Library: Maori Designs

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12 Days of Penguin... On the eighth day of Penguin

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12 Days of Penguin... On the seventh day of Penguin

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12 Days of Penguin... On the sixth day of Penguin

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12 Days of Penguin... On the third day of Penguin

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