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A friend came to me in search of beading inspiration the other day, and I found all kinds of ideas for her right on the Leisure Arts website. Are you a beader or a least a beader wanna be? Whether you're a novice beader who needs all the info to get started beading or an experienced beading diva who just needs to brush up on the basics or find inspiration, I've got some suggestions about the beading instruction and project books you need in your craft library.

I Can't Believe I'm Beading (It’s on sale!)
Let your creativity sparkle with simple, distinctive beaded jewelry. From a whimsical dragonfly pin to a striking chocker and trendy hair sticks, these 29 one-of-a-kind projects are sure to have you murmuring, "I can't believe I'm beading" in no time.

A Beginner's Guide to Beading
If you're new to beading, this book is especially for you. Clear directions and color photography on the use of findings and beads will give you inspiration galore and the knowledge you need to enter the world of creative beading. Easy beading instructions for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, and more are at your fingertips with this book.

Gooseberry Patch Fun-to-Fashion Jewelry
With Gooseberry Patch Fun-to-Fashion Jewelry, you can create oh-so-pretty hair accessories, bejeweled brooches and button bracelets with new-again charm. If you love the look of classic designs worn in new ways, this collection of creative accessories is meant for you! Why not renew sweet memories of the past by fashioning a favorite necklace into earrings for family and friends? Discover how you can reuse precious items from your grandmother's sewing basket or jewelry box. Even worn-out linens get a new lease on life when you use the good sections to make necklaces. From tote bag fobs to ribbon bookmarks, these fresh ideas will inspire your creativity and gift-giving with timeless style! Also available as a downloadable eBook!

Beading Workshop eBook
Welcome to the do-it-yourself beading instruction book that dares to be different. Whether you're a beginner, ready to learn the basics, or an experienced beader, you'll find everything you need to know right here and 102 designs to spark your creativity. Go far beyond the ordinary and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of making beaded jewelry!
• The Beading Basics section includes a wealth of information on beads and findings.
• And of course, you'll want to discover the Techniques at Work that make those 102 designs so fresh and original.
• Finally, every creative adventure must start with Inspiration, so this book features an extensive showcase of design ideas. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, key fobs -- you'll find a wide array of sparkling concepts!

The Passionate Beader's Guide
Produced by the editors of BeadUnique magazine, this is the essential "teach-yourself" beading book. Editor Pamela Hawkins says it is "the result of our passion for all things beads, our desire to provide fun and inspiring projects to fit every aspect of your life, and our wish to educate you about the essential tools and techniques that will help build the backbone of your beading skills." Beginners or experienced beaders can choose from more than 35 fresh and fun projects -- from trendy jewelry and fashion accessories to bead art and beaded home decor. Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step beading instructions. There also are techniques and tips that will help you create quality projects you'll show off with pride.

With this selection of beading instructions and projects to choose from, you'll have no excuse for being intimidated by the bead aisle no matter your skill level. Get inspired, get supplied, and get busy beading!
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