Arte Es Vida

Simple and Stylish Beaded Accents by arteesvida
December 22, 2006, 12:44 am
Filed under: Beading, Book Reviews, Home and Garden

It’s easy to tell apart those of us who think beads belong on everything from the rest of the (more normal) population. We’re the ones in the fringed jackets, beaded flip-flops, and glitter in our hair. Katie Hacker’s new book Simple & Stylish Bead Accents is definitely the book for us!

Because this book starts with the basics (how to use crimping pliers, how to make a beaded daisy) it is also a wonderful resource for anyone new to beaded embellishment that is looking for some great projects…there are some really wonderful ideas that could be incorporated into accessories for Prom and other formals! With one of a kind beaded sandals, scraves, belts, and several handbag ideas there is no need to inflict another pair of Payless Dyeables on the world…with a little beadwork you can wear something really unique.

The book also has sections on Home Décor and gift ideas such as journal covers and picture frames. Many of the techniques on these pages, such as the hemp and wood bead macrame she uses to embellish a basket, have lots of other uses as well…Katie’s technique for creating beaded tassles is the easiest to follow I’ve ever seen!

With over 45 projects to choose from, you are sure to find something that appeals to youe inner embellishment diva!

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