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The TueReview: Katie’s Basics of Beading by Katie Hacker

“Oh, so that’s how you do that!” That was my first thought as I read through this little Basics of Beadingimg.php book of Katie’s. I’d been curious about several things, including how to use memory wire, and what exactly to do with those fabulous wire-wrapped beads I had to buy not to long ago, and I finally sat down to find some answers. Now I know, hehehehe. But of course, I’ll need to buy more stuff: memory wire and jump rings for starters.

I really enjoyed looking at the macrame section in the middle. My boys will need a necklace from me eventually, and I was having a real hard time envisioning how to do a more masculine design for them. Call me old fashioned, but pink pearls are just not a good look for the boys of Chez CassKnits!

And the seed bead section–breathtaking! I admit I have a thing for seed beads. The tiny perfection of them just gets to me. I love, love, love working with them, even as Mama laughs at me about it. I love them so much, that I pick them up with my sore, arthritic fingers and place them one by one onto the wire that I prefer over string. That’s love, now!

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