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Even if you aren’t a fan of bugs, you will love the creations from Nicola Tedman and Jean Power. Their new book Beaded Bugs: Make 30 Moths, Butterflies, Beetles, and Other Cute Critters showcases creations that are too beautiful not to love. Based on 7 simple prototypes and using a palette of brilliant and iridescent beads, this book will teach you to make 30 beaded insects from around the world.
A professional model maker, Nicola Tedman has worked on numerous productions including the Harry Potter films. Jean Power has written three beading books including 200 Beading Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets. Together in this new book from Andrews McMeel Publishing, these talented women will teach you how to create lifelike creatures. They recommend that you start with the flat patterns and work up to the more 3-dimensional ones. To get you started, they are sharing a free pattern for the Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly!
Five lucky winners will be drawn for a free copy! To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment telling how you will use your beaded bug creations to make jewelry. The giveaway ends June 23, 2012. Sorry, the giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.
By Stacie Hooder