From the multicolored African beads of the Masai tribes to the designs of Native Americans, to the sparkly fashions of the 1920s, beading adds texture, color, shine, and an appealing dress-up quality to clothing, jewelry, pillows, and bags. Even complete novices will quickly acquire the skills to create beaded treasures by using Instant Expert: Beading. This book begins with a complete introduction to the required materials and tools, followed by step-by-step technique instructions, and 28 projects that lead the reader through advancing levels of difficulty. 20 techniques are taught that include threading, fringes and tassels, knotting and crochet. There is also helpful advice for beginners and inspiration for advanced beaders, as well as over 200 beautiful photographs in this informative and lovely look at the art of beading.