Bead Basics 101 is your one-stop, all-purpose source for every aspect of beading. From clasps to crimp beads, you will find it here. Just follow the photos and you will be stringing lovely works of dazzling jeweled art in no time Bead Basics 101 takes the mystery out of beading by providing a one-stop, all-purpose sourcebook for every aspect of the craft. This terrific beginners' resource provides a comprehensive guide to the materials, tools and techniques for making dangles, earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and more. Bead artists Donna Goss and Andrea Gibson welcome readers to the wonderful world of beading, as they explain the intricacies of earrings, the wonders of wire, and the dazzle of crystals. Readers will explore the joys of mixing colors, using focal beads to their greatest advantage, creating unique accents, and stringing multiple strands with confidence.