The book covers peyote, netting, brick stitch, square stitch, right angle weave and herringbone stitch, including tubular and circular variations, increasing and decreasing, and blank graphs for you to create your own patterns.
Large photographs and contrasting colors of beads show you exactly what your beadwork should look like, and diagrams of each stitch provide an alternative way of illustrating each step of the stitch. There are also handy tips on how to read graphs and charted patterns for each of the stitches.
A great section at the beginning of the book outlines everything that you will need to get started in beadweaving including tools, materials, beads, thread and supplies. Part of the book also focuses on basic, essential techniques that will make your beadwork beautiful and durable such as knotting, correcting a mistake, working with double thread, and finishing techniques.
There are both beginner and intermediate projects located in the last sections of the book. They are all jewelry projects, with the exception of a project on how to make napkin rings, and are all easily customized so that you can use whatever beads strike your fancy. Each project showcases one of the stitches from the earlier chapters of the book, and they all use the finishing and other essential techniques illustrated in the book.
Just like the instructions for the stitches, the patterns for the projects are illustrated with both clear, large photographs and full-color diagrams, making each project easy to understand and execute.
Purchase Teach Yourself Visually Beadwork: Learning Off-Loom Beading Techniques One Stitch at a Time for $24.95 online or at your local bookstore.