Ebook Review: Beaded Pens

25 Feb 2010

Here's another cool, niche ebook from an indie publisher. Mandi Ainsworth has been making and selling awesome beaded pens for years, and she's just pulled all her knowledge of the subject together in Beaded Pens: Adorn Your Pen with Peyote.

"Peyote," for the unfamiliar, refers to an easy-to-learn seed beading stitch. In this ebook, Mandi walks you through a set of simple diagrams that will get you started in this style of beading.

In addition, she shows you how easy it is to play around with the placement of different-colored beads to create interesting graphic patterns in your beading. And there are diagrams for several of Mandi's own beading patterns - you can see them below...

I've had two of Mandi's pens for a while now, and love using them. (They're refillable!) I'm excited to give her instructions a whirl and make some more as gifts!

Best of all, Mandi's offering Beaded Pens for free if you sign up for her email newsletter. If you're interested in beading, she'll be offering up news, projects, and more. Get all the details and sign up over here.

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Thanks!


I think it's a great introduction to circular peyote for sure. When
you do flat patches, there are some processes involved in ending the
rows. You might email Mandi, though - she may know of some good online
resources for the flat version.


would this double as a good beginner book on peyote? i can think of other things i'd use those little patches of beads for... :)


Definitely! Like one of those wooden-bead massaging car seats for your
fingers. :-)


Oh isn't that interesting... bet with all those beads they feel really cool when you write with them.


Thanks!


I think it's a great introduction to circular peyote for sure. When
you do flat patches, there are some processes involved in ending the
rows. You might email Mandi, though - she may know of some good online
resources for the flat version.


would this double as a good beginner book on peyote? i can think of other things i'd use those little patches of beads for... :)


this is just the thing my little beading bisnuess needs! my moms boyfriend gave me a bunch of these beads not to long ago too! he launched my bissnuess!


Well... can I just caution you that these pens are original designs by the book's author, Mandi Ainsworth? Copying them to sell does amount to a breach of her copyright. I wish you all the best with your bead business, but do be careful to sell only your original work!