Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: the joy of beading -- History of beading: how it all began -- Gathering beads: beads beyond belief -- Beading: the long and short of it -- Beading needles: getting to the point -- Other beading materials: additional tools and materials you'll need -- Getting started: let's begin beading -- Threading needles: eye of the needle -- Using knots: lots of knots -- Beading hardware: findings, clasps, and closures -- Techniques for endings: tying up loose ends -- Beading project 1: beaded pen and pencil wraps -- Beading project 2: leather bracelet -- Beading project 3 - simple choker or bracelet -- Beading project 4: beaded safety pins -- Beading around the world: global beading -- Mardi Gras and beads: a carnival of beading -- Beads in fashion: everyone loves beads -- King of beading: Bob Mackie's beaded wonders -- Timeline: what happened when? -- Trivia: fun beading facts.