"Ready, Set, Bead" provides new beaders with everything they need to create 20 easy projects they'll love to wear. The step-by-step instruction begins at the beginning, with basic beading techniques (how to string, crimp, knot and wrap) and an overview of beads, thread, needles and findings. Readers will learn simple stitches including peyote, brick and square, along with several specialty techniques including knitting, crocheting and even macrame. They'll be ready to add sparkle and style to their world with beaded flip-flops, bracelets, pillows, bags, blue jeans and a lot more.
Judith Durant is a former costume designer and a former book editor. She was also a contributing editor to Beadwork magazine and is the co-author of The Beaders Companion (Interweave: 1998), now in its second edition. She lives in Massachusetts, USA.