This complete reference to bead stitching techniques - the only one of its kind just for stitching - includes clear, step-by-step illustrations and instructions for 15 different bead stitches, plus variations, a project for each stitch, a bead key for the classic and brand-new bead shapes available today, and more than 300 tips and techniques. It's the perfect reference manual to keep in your workspace or beading bag (Small enough to fit - big enough to actually read). You'll turn to it again and again! Includes a discussion of Basic Materials, including Seed beads, crystals, pearls, gemstones, glass, art, multi-hole shaped beads, and more; plus Basic Techniques, covering Knotting, making loops, opening and closing jump rings. Bead stitches cover the basics and some of the less well known stitches: Peyote, herringbone, RAW, CRAW, brick, ladder, netting, fringe, bead embroidery, spirals, chevron, chenille, St. Petersburg chain and some Other Jewelry Techniques that are related: Macrame, kumihimo, bead embroidery, soutache embroidery, loomwork. Includes 20 projects showcasing the techniques. Softcover, 7.25 x 9.4 inches 128 pages. 235 color photos.