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In 2008 Spellbinding Bead Jewellery was published by David & Charles.  Written by two of the Spellbound team it revealed to us a whole world of possibilities - giving us the space to do everything from covering the basics to exploring themes and ideas.  Inspired by the experience we started to produce our own titles in house and March 2017 sees the release of our seventh book, Spellbound Festive Beading Three. 

Spellbound Festive Beading Three   Floral Beaded Jewellery  

    

 

The eight books written by the Spellbound team - see below for more information on each of them, what they contain and a few sample pages too.
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Spellbound Festive Beading Three

112 pages    A4    Full Colour Throughout    £14.95

Published March 2017 - Order here

Packed full of more Christmassy delights, Festive Beading Three is the latest edition of baubling gorgeousness from the Spellbound team. 

On the cover you can see the Snowstorm and Wenceslas designs.

Spellbound Festive Beading Three


In this book Julie has been joined on the design team by the person who inspired her love of all things crafty in the first place - her mum Pat!  Pat has been teaching, kit testing, making and designing (in her own quiet way) for many years, and for this book we have managed to tempt her out of the shadows and contribute three beautiful designs - the Cygnus, Perseus and Narcissa Baubles.

Also in this book are the Prague Bauble, Celestial Bauble and Seraphim Angels

Prague Buable  Celestial Bauble  Seraphim Angels

along with the Monarch Bauble, Wise Owl Bauble and Vela Stars

Monarch Bauble  Wise Owl Bauble Vela Stars

the stunning Holly Wreath and three sizes of Brandy Pudding

Holly Wreath   Brandy Puddings
and these four beautiful earring designs, the Reindeer, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Presents and the mini trees

Christmas Earrings  
Snow Queen and Snowflakes  Snowflakes 

Above - the Snow Queen Bauble and the Snowflake Drops; Below the Narcissa and Perseus designs

 Narcissa Bauble  Perseus Bauble  Narcissa Bauble


You will be able to buy all of the major designs in the book in kit form - complete with beads, needle, thread and full instructions.

 We will also sell bead packs for the projects in the book, and loose baubles too.  Click here to see available bead packs, and here to see our full range of Christmas kits.

Book info: Published March 2017.  Page Layout, design, photography, project designs and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co.

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Spellbound Floral Beaded Jewellery

112 pages    A4    Full Colour Throughout    £14.95

A feast of floral jewellery made with small beads.  There are some easy projects, like the Carmen Necklace and Bracelet, and some much challenging projects, like the glorious Sinensis - waterfalls of tiny size 15 seed beads brought together to create a stunning necklace.

Floral Beaded Jewellery

You can order the book here

 

Carmen necklace and bracelet bee on flower Honeycomb necklace and bracelet 
The Carmen necklace and bracelet, one of our honey bees settling into a flower in the garden and the Honeycomb necklace and bracelet


Kyoto necklace Daffodil brooch Daffodil necklaces 
The Kyoto necklace, the Daffodil brooch, daffodil pendant and Daffodil necklace

Sinensis Necklace Bluebell necklace Sunflower necklace 
The Sinensis necklace, the Dovedale Necklace, and the Sunflower necklace

Papillon necklace Eloise necklace Honeycomb bracelet 
The Papillon necklace, the Eloise necklace, the Honeycomb bracelet

Bouquet necklace  bee on flower bee hives

The Bouquet necklace, another one of our little bees (they are so cute) and talking of cute, how wonderful are these Bee Hive boxes?  The only non-jewellery item in the book the box has a hinged lid and perfectly complements all the beautiful floral jewellery in the book.

Book info:  Published August 2016. Page layout, design, photography, project design and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co

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Spellbound Festive Beading Two

112 pages    A4    Full Colour Throughout    £14.95

Following on from the great success of Spellbound Festive Beading, we decided in 2013 that it was time for the next installment of Spellbound festivity so here it is.

To Order click here

112 pages of gorgeous, glorious Christmas decorating fun, including baubles, angels, trees and stars ... and some super cute Christmassy earrings too.

The stunning Poinsettia and Mistletoe Kisses are on the cover ...

       

and you will also find super Christmas Cracker earrings; the Sherwood Bauble design and the adorable Christmas Pudding Bauble

    

along with the Vintage Bauble, Nordic Bauble, Astor Bauble ... and so much more too ...

   
You can also buy all of the major designs for sale in kit form, with beads, needle, thread bauble and instructions.  We also sell bead packs for the major projects in the book, and loose baubles too.  Click here to see available bead packs, and here for our range of Christmas kits.

Book info:  Published September 2013. Page layout, design, photography, project design and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co

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Spellbound Beaded Tassels

    

112 pages    A4    Full colour throughout     £14.95

12 fabulous chapters full of all things tassel related.  Every project is fully explained with step-by-step instructions, lots of diagrams and plenty of inspirational photography too.  There is lots of info on the basics, covering the materials and techniques, inspiring extras and design tips to help you individualise the projects in the book and even start designing your own tassels from scratch.

          

Above - the Windsor, Heligan, Casbah and Babushka tassels

       

pages featuring the Morrocan tassel, Turkish tassel and Ottoman tassel

    

Abive - the Heligan tassel and Babylon necklace, and below the fabulous Four Seasons tassels

  

Bead packs for many of the designs in the book are available here, and if you fancy having a go at just one tassel design, there are lots of tassel designs available as kits too - beads, needle, thread and full instructions - click here if you would like to see our full tassel kit range.

Book info:  Published September 2012. Page layout, design, photography, project design and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co
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Glisten and Sparkle

20 pages    A5   Full Colour Throughout    £2.50

Do you like a little sparkle in your life? 

This booklet is a collection of jewellery designs inspired the beautiful glass pearls and crystal beads that are currently widely available. 

The book contains twelve designs :-

one bracelet, one ring, five necklaces and five pairs of earrings

There is an introduction to the types of beads you will be working with; tips and techniques for linking; looping; using stranded wires; making floating necklaces; making twisted wire designs AND step-by-step instructions for the twelve projects.

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Spellbound Festive Beading

96 pages    A4    Full Colour Throughout    £12.95

The 18 major projects all come with full step-by-step illustrated instructions, and there are inspirations throughout the book - looking at adapting the bauble designs to fit differently sized baubles; colour suggestions; taking your favourite design elements and turning them into pieces of jewellery ...

Beads & Beyond (December 2010) called it a 'fabulous new book ... clear step-by-step instructions ...featuring beautiful photography and basics for beginners this book is a must for any beader!'

Robbie Overby - California, USA - emailed us to say  'My book arrived today - I cannot believe how wonderful it is!!!!!!!!! The pictures are alive with color and the patterns seem easy to follow.......I cannot wait to make all of them. Thank you so much for putting this together! It is really a treasure. I hope the rest of the US gets a chance to own one because it's better than any of the books published here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  

Pictured above - pages from the Art Deco Bauble chapter - including an idea for adapting the design to a bigger bauble

One of the new bauble designs, the striking Byzantium (left)

And an inspiration from the Aragon chapter (right), altering the design to a larger bauble and using gentle shading in the decoration

Left, the other new bauble design, the gorgeous Emperor Bauble (pictured with the Anatolia Bauble)

Right:  a close up of the Swags & Tails in Lilac and Gold

You can also buy all of the major designs for sale in kit form, with beads, needle, thread bauble and instructions.  We also sell bead packs for the major projects in the book, and loose baubles too.  Click here to see available bead packs, and here for our range of Christmas kits.

Book info:  Published September 2010. Page layout, design, photography, project design and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co.

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Starting to Make Bead Jewellery

20 page    A5    Full colour throughout £2.50

This 20 page A5 format booklet covers the basics of getting started with jewellery making and has been written by Julie based on her years of experience teaching our beginners workshops.

The instructions include an introduction to types of beads and basic findings, simple earring techniques, using and finishing off beading thread (eg nymo/superlon), working with stranded wire threads (such as tigertail and soft flex), different types of lace ends for thong projects and also giving you a few ideas for simple projects too.
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Spellbinding Bead Jewellery

  The theme of the book - jewellery inspired by goddesses  and strong female characters from myth and fiction - was the brainchild of Jane from David & Charles.  having seen our  range of kits she thought that we would enjoy the challenge of creating a book of strong pieces of jewellery that would appeal to confident beaders.  With clear step by step instructions, an enthusiastic beginner will also be well equipped to have a go.

Each of the ten chapters in the book has a distinct theme, both in technique and design inspiration.  From the light and delicate wire links of the Aurora chapter to the densely beaded jewels of Morgan le Fay.  We have embraced a wide range of techniques and materials from size 15 seed beads to pre-knitted wire, from wirework to herringbone rope.  Every project is graded for difficulty level and there are also hints and tips throughout to help the less experienced beader along the way.

With photographs and illustrations throughout, the book is beautifully presented thanks to the tender care of the very talented designer, Mia, at David & Charles.  Every chapter features three major projects with full step by step instructions, plus up to 5 extra design ideas that take the major project technique principles in different directions - whether changing the mood by colour or use of materials, or simplifying the idea or taking an aspect of the design to create a completely different piece.

 

Book info:  Published October 2008 - Currently out of print

Paperback, 128 pages, full colour throughout, £12.95

Page layout, design and photography all copyright David & Charles

Project designs and illustrations all copyright The Spellbound Bead Co