Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Book Review: Indian Bead Weaving Patterns by Horace R. Goodhue
When I started beading as a way to make extra money, this book was the first one I bought. At the time it was out of print and I lived in Staten Island. I remember getting on the ferry and riding into Manhattan where I had it shipped to a Barnes and Noble store. When I arrived they couldn't find the book!!!! After they realized I wasn't leaving, they got several staff members and they finally found what I consider to be the bible of bead work!
This is the first book that got me thinking about making my own patterns. In it Mr. Goodhue draws out patterns which is how I design my jewelry today. For example the page below is how he explains the Ogalala Butterfly stitch.
You can find this book online at http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Bead-Weaving-Patterns-Chain-Weaving-How/dp/0961350318.