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Learn something new or build on skills that you already have with Goody Beads' books and resources. Browse through our selection of helpful tips and tools, and don't forget to shop for the supplies that you'll need, too!

Macrame Pattern Book by Marchen Art Studio
Macrame Pattern Book by Marchen Art Studio
Code: BK00035
Price: $22.99
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Includes Over 70 Knots and Small Repeat Patterns Plus Projects by Marchen Art Studio, supervised by Japan Macrame Association. Learn how to make over seventy macrame knots and small repeat patterns, then use them to create a wide range of projects. Each knot is shown in a close-up photograph with clear step-by-step diagrams showing how they are tied. Starting with the basics, the knots progress on to more complicated and complex designs, but the clear diagrams make it a cinch to follow along. This invaluable guidebook covers the different types of threads or cords available, and shows a range of clasps and other findings and beads to use in your knot work. Thirty-three projects featured in the book range from simple jewelry like a classic friendship bracelet and watch straps to more complex ones like bags and baskets. Soft cover, 160 pages. Sold individually.
Macrame Jewelry
Macrame Jewelry
Code: BK00041
Price: $9.99
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Learn a few simple knots and discover the thrill of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry. Once you see how fast and easy it is, you'll be making colorful accessories for all your favorite outfits, as well as gifts to please your friends. 20 projects featuring braiding cord and satin rat tail cord include Pendant Necklace, Cross Necklace, Nugget Necklace, Pearl and Rhinestone Choker, Silver Medallion Bracelet, Buckle Bracelet, Charm Bracelet, Josephine Knot Bracelet, Green Bling Bracelet, Beaded Cuff, Ribbon Bracelet, Disco Ball Bead Bracelet, Center Stone Bracelet, Ladder Bracelet, Blue Bead Bracelet, Black Bling Bead Earrings, Pink and Pearl Earrings, Blue Earrings, Bead Cage Earrings, and Tri-color Bead Earrings. Softcover, 32 pages. Sold individually.
Soutache by Anneta Valious
Soutache by Anneta Valious
Code: BK00036
Price: $27.95
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Bead embroidery featuring soutache, a decorative braid, is a hot, trending technique-and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this relatively easy craft. Renowned designer Anneta Valious describes the entire process and provides 25 projects ranging from rings and pendants, to brooches and barrettes. It's the perfect guide for beaders, jewelry makers, and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire. Softcover, 144 pages. Sold individually.
Soutache & Bead Embroidery
Soutache & Bead Embroidery
Code: BK00027
Price: $5.99
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Soutache & Bead Embroidery by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara. This fully illustrated booklet provides step by step instructions that are easy to follow. While there is an infinite number of shapes that can be made, a few basic shapes are used over and over again. This booklet will teach the simplest shapes and basic techniques. Sold individually.
Lovely Knots - An Introduction to Chinese Knotting
Lovely Knots - An Introduction to Chinese Knotting
Code: BK00030
Price: $3.99
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Lovely Knots - An Introduction to Chinese Knotting by Fernado Dasilva. Learn Asian knotting techniques with this step by step booklet. Hangable softcover. Sold individually.
Parachute Cord Instruction Book
Parachute Cord Instruction Book
Code: BK00026
Price: $2.99
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Parachute Cord Instruction Book. Don't know what to do with your Parachute Cord? This fully illustrated project booklet can assist anyone to learn about knot tying, and clever Parachute Cord applications. Book is 14 full-colored pages of instructional material. Includes knots which can be applied toward making bracelets, dog collars and leads, and key fobs. Sold individually.
Parachute Cord Craft
Parachute Cord Craft
Code: BK00028
Price: $7.99
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Parachute Cord Craft. Weave and braid this versatile cord in an array of fashion colors to create attractive and useful accessories. Parachute Cord Craft includes 22 projects and step-by-step instructions for making necklaces, bracelets, belts, dog collars, key fobs, and so much more. Learn basic knots, tools and materials needed, and the correct way to melt/fuse cord ends. Softcover, 48 pages. Sold individually.
Paracord Crafts
Paracord Crafts
Code: BK00029
Price: $9.99
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Paracord Crafts. This book makes it easy for you for grab your favorite color of paracord to start making bracelets and other accessories. No special tools are required to make these fashionable accessories. Learn the original Cobra Stitch and sell as 6 other knot styles; Chain Sinnet, Stitched Solomon Bar, Raising the Bar, Trilobite, Switchback, and River Bar, in addition to fastening your jewelry. Softcover, 24 pages. Sold individually.
Foxy Epoxy by Kristal Wick
Foxy Epoxy by Kristal Wick
Code: BK00037
Price: $24.95
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Foxy Epoxy by Kristal Wick. What's the hottest new trend among beaders for making fun, fashionable jewelry? Epoxy clay! Foxy Epoxy explores the unlimited potential of this fun material. It's so easy to work with: just mix, model, and embellish. There's no need for baking or firing. Popular author, blogger, and designer Kristal Wick covers all the basics, from the minimal equipment needed to the simple techniques. Forty fabulous projects-20 by Wick and 20 by other leading designers will inspire crafters of all levels. Softcover, 136 pages. Sold individually.
Creative Seed Bead Connections by Teresa Meister
Creative Seed Bead Connections by Teresa Meister
Code: BK00038
Price: $21.95
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Colorful seed beads, pearls, and crystals are used to create delicate jewelry components. Now link all these components together with wire-work connections including wire loops, chain, and jump rings. The results are thirteen jewelry sets (each set includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings) plus variation ideas giving readers a lot of options for exploring techniques. All jewelry makers will find this wearable jewelry to be classy and timeless. Softcover, 112 pages. Sold individually.
Learn to Create with Hemp, Cord, and Beads by Katie Hacker and Marty Hite
Learn to Create with Hemp, Cord, and Beads by Katie Hacker and Marty Hite
Code: BK00039
Price: $9.99
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Terrific jewelry designs to knot, bead, and wear, created by Katie Hac ker and Marty Hite for Hot Off The Press. Step-by-step photos and inst ructions make it easy for beginners to achieve great results the very first time. Softcover, 32 pages. Sold individually.
Learn to Make Jewelry
Learn to Make Jewelry
Code: BK00040
Price: $9.99
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Making your own jewelry is amazingly easy! You'll find the quick and fun basics on determining necklace lengths, choosing beads, and working with findings (jewelry hardware) and tools. After that, 19 exciting beginner projects let you try all the techniques! You'll breeze through threading beads, making pendants, using chain, and so much more! Projects include Stretchy Bracelets, Twisty Bracelet, Charming Bracelets, Cross Necklace, Hoop Earrings, Illusion Necklace, Three-Tiered Pendant Necklace, Chandelier Earrings, Charm Bracelet, Hoop Earrings, Peace Sign Bracelet, Charm Necklace, Rectangles Necklace, Chain Necklace, Glass Teardrop Earrings, Amber Pendant Necklace, Heart Pendant Necklace, Glass Pendant Necklace, and Beaded Bracelet. Softcover, 32 pages. Sold individually.
Knots and Beads
Knots and Beads
Code: BK00042
Price: $5.99
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Learn to make a variety of knots to craft fun jewelry with all kinds of beads. Projects include beaded head bands, friendship bracelets, a chain bracelet, green center ring bracelet, rhinestone and silver bead bracelet, zig zag bracelet with multicolor beads, dream catcher bracelet, braided bracelet with shell beads, a brown necklace with silver cross bead, natural hemp necklace with center cowrie shell, cat collar with bells, green smiley face bead bracelet, and a magenta satin cord bracelet with glitzy beads. Softcover, 16 pages. Sold individually.
Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories Book
Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories Book
Code: BK00001
Price: $24.95
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Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories book. A crafter's guide to fashioning necklaces, earrings, bracelets & more. See easy how to's and beautiful inspiration pieces to help your creative juices flow. Sold individually.
Bead Jewelry 101
Bead Jewelry 101
Code: BK00004
Price: $24.99
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Bead Jewelry 101 by Karen Mitchell and Ann Mitchell. Step-by-step instructions for your basic beading techniques. A great book for the beginner beader or a nice refresher for your experienced skills. Sold individually.
Getting Started with Seed Beads
Getting Started with Seed Beads
Code: BK00007
Price: $18.95
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Getting Started with Seed Beads by Dustin Wedekind. Learn to design and create seed bead styled jewelry. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations are found in this book plus much more. Great for all levels of beading! Sold individually.
Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations - Techniques and Designs from the Artist's Studio
Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations - Techniques and Designs from the Artist's Studio
Code: BK00008
Price: $22.99
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Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations - Technique and Designs from the Artist's Studio by Sherri Haab. Bestselling author, designer, and popular jewelry workshop instructor Sherri Haab provides simple how-to instructions for a variety of materials and methods. Includes 25 jewelry designs. Sold individually.
Basics of Bead Stringing
Basics of Bead Stringing
Code: BK00009
Price: $9.95
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Basics of Bead Stringing. This beading handbook is a classic! Helpful step-by-step instructions will help you with most of the basic techniques for beading projects. Portable and easy to use paperback version. Sold individually.
Exploring Resin - Jewelry Making DVD
Exploring Resin - Jewelry Making DVD
Code: BK00010
Price: $29.99
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Exploring Resin - Jewelry Making DVD with Susan Lenart Kazmer. Award winning jewelry designer, instructor and author Susan Lenart Kazmer has mastered the use of found objects in jewelry making. Learn step-by-step how to create one of a kind resin pendants, charms, and more with 5 watch and learn episodes. Sold individually.
Create Jewelry Crystals: Dazzling Designs to Make and Wear
Create Jewelry Crystals: Dazzling Designs to Make and Wear
Code: BK00011
Price: $22.95
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Create Jewelry Crystals: Dazzling Designs to Make and Wear by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett, editors of Beadwork magazine. Learn how to make crystal jewelry that will sparkle and shine with the step-by-step instructions and inspiration. Includes 3 project sections-classic, special occasion, and fashion forward, with 20 project designs, techniques, a color and size chart, and fun facts about crystals. Sold individually.
Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads
Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads
Code: BK00012
Price: $22.95
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Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads by Stephanie Sersich. Lampwork artist and jewelry designer Stephanie Sersich shows you how to incorporate glass beads of all shapes and sizes into 20 colorful pieces. Contains projects for all skill levels and is a great way to progress throughout the levels. Sold individually.
Bella Beaded Jewelry: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord & Ribbon
Bella Beaded Jewelry: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord & Ribbon
Code: BK00013
Price: $21.95
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Bella Beaded Jewelry: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord & Ribbon by Donatella Ciotti. Fashion trends are combined with retro styles through projects found in this book. Use basic techniques with traditional and nontraditional craft materials to create designs. Sold individually.
Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs
Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs
Code: BK00014
Price: $19.95
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Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs by Jane Dickerson. Chain is fast, fun, and affordable. Learn basic wire work and stringing techniques through the step-by-step instructions. Projects for all skill levels and great inspiration ideas for your own designs. Sold individually.
Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader
Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader
Code: BK00017
Price: $19.95
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Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader by Katie Hacker. Learn different techniques to build your skill level. Begin with learning about the products and end with creating your own projects from bracelets, belts, scrapbook embellishments, and more. Sold individually.
Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding
Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding
Code: BK00018
Price: $21.99
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Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding by Giovanna Imperia. Learn a fresh twist on a time-honored technique and create stunning wire jewelry. Includes 20 projects with detailed instructions and illustrations. Also includes pieces by prominent Kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world. Sold individually.
Creative Kumihimo
Creative Kumihimo
Code: BK00019
Price: $29.95
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Creative Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey. Learn step-by-step instruction for 50 different types of braids and techniques, including adding beads to your design. Sold individually.
Kumihimo Braiding for Jewelry Designers
Kumihimo Braiding for Jewelry Designers
Code: BK00020
Price: $3.99
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Kumihimo Braiding for Jewelry Designers by Anne Dilker. Making cords is fun, easy and fast. The projects in this booklet progress from easy to more advanced. Hangable softcover. Sold individually.
Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry
Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry
Code: BK00021
Price: $16.95
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Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey. Designed for beginners, this book is full of techniques to get you started on making wire jewelry. Each project introduces a new skill so it's recommended to work in order while you let your creativity flow! Learn to make the simple wire loop, wrapping techniques and even your own toggle clasps! Indispensable for wire working artists. Sold individually.
Handcrafted Wire Findings
Handcrafted Wire Findings
Code: BK00022
Price: $22.95
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Handcrafted Wire Findings by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson. Designed for beginners, this book is full of techniques and designs for custom jewelry components. You'll learn how to make decorative and hybrid jewelry findings that serve a mechanical function as well as contribute to the overall design of your pieces. Sold individually.
Contemporary Cube Bead Designs
Contemporary Cube Bead Designs
Code: BK00025
Price: $19.95
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Contemporary Cube Bead Designs by Virginia Jensen. Virginia Jensen offers more exciting ways to create with cube beads in this helpful book. Intermediate beginner to advanced beaders will love the step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations for 28 striking projects. Readers will use many stitches including ladder, herringbone, peyote, and step stitch, among others. Sold individually.
Stamped Metal Jewelry
Stamped Metal Jewelry
Code: BK00005
Price: $24.95
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Stamped Metal Jewelry by Lisa Niven Kelly, the Creator of Beaducation. Learn step-by-step instructions and techniques for designing custom jewelry. A great book for all skill levels. Instructional DVD included. Sold individually.
Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin®
Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin®
Code: BK00002
Price: $23.95
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Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin® by Jen Cushman. Learn step-by-step techniques for how to work with the popular ICE Resin materials. Create your own charms, pendants and lots more! These mixed media techniques will revitalize your gallery of finished artwork. Wonderful pictures will inspire your own creativity. Sold individually.
Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry
Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry
Code: BK00003
Price: $12.95
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Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry by Mickey Baskett. Learn step-by-step techniques for how to work with help. Create hand-tie necklaces, bracelets, earring, keyrings, and more. Inspire your own creativity with the designs and examples in this book. Sold individually.
Seed Bead Stitching - Creative Variations on Traditional Techniques
Seed Bead Stitching - Creative Variations on Traditional Techniques
Code: BK00006
Price: $19.95
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Seed Bead Stitching - Creative Variations on Traditional Techniques by Beth Stone. Learn to make beautiful stitched jewelry with seed beads. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations are found in this book. Great for all levels of beading! Sold individually.
Resin Alchemy
Resin Alchemy
Code: BK00031
Price: $24.95
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Resin Alchemy by Susan Lenart Kazmer. Join resin authority Susan Lenart Kazmer as she covers the basics and goes beyond with this comprehensive jewelry making book. Get ready to add beautiful textures, colors, mixed media elements and more to your resin jewelry with this ultimate guide. Paperback. Sold individually.
Getting Started Stringing Beads
Getting Started Stringing Beads
Code: BK00032
Price: $16.95
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Getting Started Stringing Beads is the first book written for non-beaders, those people with absolutely no beading knowledge-and carefully guides them through every aspect making jewelry by stringing. Hardcover. Sold individually.
Bead Directory
Bead Directory
Code: BK00033
Price: $24.95
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Bead Directory by Elise Mann. Choosing the perfect beads for your next project just got easier! The Bead Directory features stunning color photographs and information on more than 600 beads. Here is an exceptional resource for anyone who uses beads-from jewelry designers to crafters-and this attractive and functional guide allows even novices to choose the appropriate beads, while inspiring more experienced beaders. Paperback. Sold individually.
Basic and Advanced Chain Maille
Basic and Advanced Chain Maille
Code: BK00043
Price: $7.99
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Chain maille expert Lauren Andersen guides you through eight of the basic and advanced chain maille weaves. Once perfected, these weaves can be applied to making a variety of chain maille jewelry items. Learn how to weave like the experts! This booklet features more than 220 outstanding step-by-step photos and demonstrates how the different techniques are used to make weaves and patterns using Artistic Wire Chain Maille Rings and tools. The basic weaves covered in this booklet are: Byzantine/Birdcage, European 4-in-1, Turkish Round, and Full Persian/Foxtail. The advanced weaves are: Half-Persian 3-in-1, Japanese 12-in-2, Parallel Helm's Weave, and Dragonscale. Softcover, 62 pages, measures 7" x 9". Sold individually.
I Can Bead
I Can Bead
Code: BK00044
Price: $7.95
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I Can Bead will lead pre-teens through the basic techniques of jewelry making. Each of the 11 projects by Sharon Frank teaches a new technique and reinforces previous lessons. Lessons are broken out into simple step-by-step instructions and include drawings and photos that will help to complete each project successfully. Softcover, 32 pages, measures 8-1/2" x 11". Sold individually.
The Wireworker's Companion
The Wireworker's Companion
Code: BK00045
Price: $19.95
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The Wireworker's Companion by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson. A welcome addition to a best-selling series, The Wireworker's Companion is a complete, compact resource for wireworking techniques. Experts Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson act as your trusty guides, first explaining in-depth about all the tools, materials, and wire-wrapping fundamentals you'll need. They then cover more advanced topics, including texture and patina, chain maille, and even basic metalsmithing. Whether you are new to wire or a wireworking wizard, The Wireworker's Companion is the essential reference for your wireworking adventures. Hardcover, 116 pages, measures 7" x 5". Sold individually.
Beautiful Leather Jewelry
Beautiful Leather Jewelry
Code: BK00046
Price: $21.99
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Beautiful Leather Jewelry by Melissa Cable. This is leather jewelry like you've never seen before! Turn traditional leather and jewelry-making techniques upside down to create truly cutting-edge designs. Jewelry makers of all skill levels will learn what they need to know to create modern leather jewelry using many tools they may already have. Softcover, 96 pages, measures 8-14" x 10-3/4". Sold individually.
The Ricks Beading Loom
The Ricks Beading Loom
Code: BK00047
Price: $5.99
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The Ricks Beading Loom: 5 Fun & Easy Bracelet Projects by Paul Ricks. Learn how to make beautiful beaded designs while never using more than 2 threads. This booklet includes patters for 5 different bracelet projects. Features step by step instructions with full color diagrams and pictures, including how to use the loom and set it up. Softcover, 24 pages, measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Sold individually.