Bead Bugs by Amy Kopperude isn't so much about making a fashion statement or creating a style as it is about doing something different and fun. As the subtitle explains Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects.
The 128 page book contains 23 projects. Each project has detailed instructions, plenty of close up color pictures, and ideas that strongly encourage personal creativity. Whether it be the simple "Spider Pin" on page 18-21 or the more complicated "Mosquito Candle Clinger" (pages 30-35) or the elaborate Fireflies In A Jar (pages 54-59) there are plenty of projects to choose from. While the skill levels needed to fashion something close to what is depicted will vary, they all are fun and very creative.
This colorful book also includes a section on tools and resources, and plenty of information so that you can make something truly unique. "Bead Bugs" will show you how to use beads as well as found objects in your home in clever ways while unleashing a lot of fun and creativity.
Material was obtained via my local library for my use in an objective review.
Amy Kopperude was born and raised in Minnesota and influenced by a painting grandma, a quilting mom and brother, a guitar-playing dad, and other talented people who supported her creative growth. She lives in Red Lion, PA where she works for an educational publishing house as an editor and book layout designer. She is an avid crafter, dabbling in all kinds of media, and she sells her creations on Etsy. Visit her blog at http://www.atomicrose.blogspot.com where you can view her 365 beaded spiders.