Now you can make chic beaded accessories at a fraction of retail cost. Whether you want something elegant for a special occasion or need something pretty for the office, you will find the project that meets your needs. With a wide variety of classic and trendy techniques, this book will be a joy for everyone who thinks that beading makes life better. Can there be a greater joy than having your necklace, bracelet, or earring admired? And when you're asked where you got your beautiful jewelry, you can reply, "I made it myself." You can make jewelry that matches your personal palette and style. Bead-a-Rama is the guide to find that perfect something that takes you from beautiful to simply stunning. With it, you can:*Create necklaces that suit you perfectly *Make earrings that are the perfect type for you *Design bracelets, a wonderful reminder of how crafty you are *Create lariats and creative loops that will earn the envy of your friends. But beaded jewelry isn't the only thing you will learn to make in this book--beads can be used in all kinds of ways! You can make or accent many different items with the guidance in this book. Turn that old purse into something stellar. Make your eyeglass or cell phone case sparkle and shine. You can even make the perfect bookmark for whatever you are reading in no time at all. You can make fun shapes, create fun fringe, add ribbon and cord, learn how to stack and couch, and much more! Authors Suzie Blyskal and Dawn Marvin are experienced crafters and artists, and they will show you how to make beaded portraits of animals and people, a mobile mummy case for an Egyptian exhibit, and so much more. Get Bead-a-Rama and get started on these great projects.