Book Review: Betsy Beads by Betsy Hershberg

I’m going to take a departure from my usual reviews of crochet books and review a knitting book. Yes, that’s right, a knitting book. Did you know I’m actually a knitter, too? I don’t really knit much but socks, but this book is going to have me pulling out my knitting needles just as soon as I finish all my current crochet projects!

Betsy Beads

When I saw this gorgeous book in the XRX booth at one of the STITCHES events, I just knew I had to get a copy! If you’re not going to be at a STITCHES event, you can get your copy of Betsy Beads from Amazon or at your local bookstore. (Amazon Associates link)

Betsy Beads by Betsy Hershberg is an exciting excursion into the world of bead knitting. Before she began experimenting with beads, the author never felt she was creative at all. As she began working with beads and exploring “What if . . . ” questions, Betsy uncovered her hidden creativity.

You can use Betsy’s encouragement and helpful tips to unleash your own creative voice as well.

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful projects in this book.

It’s never too early to begin working on Christmas projects. I love these All Wrapped Up Christmas ornaments.

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped up
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Used with permission.

A beaded belt can add just the right sort of sparkle and glamour to dress up an outfit:

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro
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Used with permission.

What’s not to love about this bracelet?

Double Play

Double Play
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I love the look of this necklace:

Golden Links Necklace

Golden Links Necklace
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What girl can’t use a fabulous beaded handbag? I love the Louboutin-inspired red bottom on this bag.

Faux Louboutin

Faux Louboutin
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If you’re a crocheter who does not know how to knit, I hope these fabulous projects may inspired you to learn a new craft. Even if you never become a prolific knitter, simply knowing the basics of knitting is a wonderful skill for any crocheter to have.

It took me multiple attempts and over 30 years to learn to knit. If you need help, I can highly recommend the free online videos at Knitting Help. I developed my knitting skills by watching those videos over and over again. If I can do it, you can!

 

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