Take the mystery out of beading! Beading 101 is the ultimate resource for beaders of all skill levels, containing 40 pages of basic and hard-to-find beading information. You’ll learn about bead types and styles, beading tools (the must-haves and the nice-to-haves), stringing materials, findings, and more. We’ll show how to use a bead board to plan your piece and how to crimp the ends for a perfect finish. You’ll discover fundamental techniques, from creating patterns and shapes to making multi-strand pieces, dangles and wrapped loops, plus using spacers, bead caps and jump rings. Contains 87 examples of necklaces, chokers, earrings, bracelets and watches.