The newest addition to our bestselling Encyclopedia of Art series (more than 900,000 sold!) focuses on the dazzling decorative possibilities of beadwork. The book provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, all illustrated with more than 400 diagrams and photographs. Readers will learn both traditional and contemporary bead crafts, such as bead weaving, stringing, wirework, and strand-knotting. Practical projects reveal how to add detail, texture, color, and originality to garments and accessories. An extensive glossary section demystifies common names and stitches, while the 50-page gallery section highlights an inspirational selection of bead jewelry and embroidery from around the world.