Beaded Tassels, Braids & Fringes
Attach them to curtains, lampshades, dresses, bags, and pillows: beaded tassels add sparkle to anything--as these hundreds of diagrams and photos brilliantly show. You probably even have most of what you need at home already. Choose from a variety of styling options, bead types, and tassels (including the humbug, frilled neck, netted neck, and patterned neck). Plus, try 9 types of skirt, 6 kinds of fringe, and 8 heads. Finish off with lots of trimmings and baubles--ruffs, tiny flowers, cubes and squares, and much more! 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. From Library Journal Large decorative tassels are usually made by covering a wooden mold with cord or thread. Campbell-Harding adds beads in a variety of beading patterns to her tassels, creating delightful lacy baubles that can be used to embellish curtains, lampshades, or clothing. Pierce specializes in beaded bands, many inspired by Native American designs, made on a traditional beading loom and used as neckpieces. His book concentrates on looming techniques and includes photographs of his own works and those of others. Both books are good additions to general crafts collections. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.