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Bead and Wire Art Jewelry: Techniques and Designs for All Skill Levels

by J. Marsha Michler

Fashion Beads and Wire into Stunning Jewelry! Jewelry artists look no further, Bead and Wire Art Jewelry is THE resource you need to bring together two of your favorite mediums - bead and wire. From simple stringing to extensive wirework, author J. Marsha Michler's detailed, step-by-step instructions will show you how to create over 50 stunning pieces of jewelry. Learn techniques including stringing, stitching, jigwork and loomwork, and even learn to make your own findings. From easy to advanced, you will find a project to suit your skill level and tastes. This inspirational book features: 50+ easy, intermediate and advanced jewelry projects; A variety of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces; Variations to inspire your creativity.

The Beaded Bracelet: Beadweaving Techniques and Patterns for 20 Eye-catching Projects

by Carole Rodgers

This is it -- your perfect guide to making beautiful, eye-catching beaded bracelets! With The Beaded Bracelet, you can't go wrong. Because bracelets are the perfect projects for both learning new techniques and for advancing your jewelry-making skills. Because bracelets make wonderful gifts; they're always just the right size. And because author Carole Rodgers has decades of creative and teaching experience; with Carole leading the way, you'll be creating unique, handmade jewelry in no time--whether you're new to beadweaving or an experienced beader! Inside The Beaded Bracelet you'll find: 9 beadweaving stitches--Follow easy step-by-step illustrations to create each stitch and combine them into the Sampler Bracelet--the most beautiful teaching tool you'll ever work with. 20 bracelet patterns--Showcasing peyote, triangle, netting and other stitches and everyday beads and materials in ways you've never considered. 27 variations--It's amazing what a difference a change in color, size or type of bead can make; you'll be inspired to try your own combinations. So gather some beads and a few basic tools. Settle in and get started--you'll be making your own beautiful, eye-catching beaded bracelets in no time!

Beginner's Guide to Candlemaking

by David Constable

Everything you ever wanted to know about simple candlemaking. An inspirational guide for the complete beginner. Contents include: Cast, dipped and rolled candles, Floating candles and candles in containers, Stenciled, painted and textured candles, Perfumed flower and fruit candles.

The Best of Danny Proulx's Storage and Shelving

by Danny Proulx

Who doesn't need more storage? With The Best of Danny Proulx's Storage and Shelving you will have the least cluttered, most organized house on the block. Whether you're an experienced woodworker or just beginning, you'll find advice and guidance for crafting sturdy, great-looking shelves and storage without spending a fortune on materials and expensive tools. Danny Proulx, master cabinetmaker, teacher and author of more than 10 woodworking books, has handpicked 15 of his best home storage and shelving projects for this one-of-a-kind book. He provides you with valuable insights on basic joinery and hardware applications that are the keys to a successful project. You'll also find clear project instructions and step-by-step photos for creating great furniture, including: Kitchen pantry Television armoire Child's storage bed Student's work center Low-cost storage shelving Closet storage And several more The Best of Danny Proulx's Storage and Shelving will get you started building today! With Danny's expert instruction, you'll be able to transform your cluttered space into the beautiful, organized home of your dreams!

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

by Eric Brende

In this social experiment, author Brende and his wife live in a primitive and remote community and rid their lives of anything motorized or electric. Describes how the author feels that such a life can decrease stress and increase one's happiness and health.

Betty-Anne's Helpful Household Hints

by Betty-Anne Hastings Mary-Beth Connors

Betty-Anne Hastings has compiled an entire 127-page book dedicated to making everyday life easier and less costly for you. Her "HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS" is a treasure trove full of time-saving, money-saving guides for lightening the load of household chores ... indoors and out ... from the kitchen to the garden to the garage. Betty-Anne's dollar- stretching hints make being self-sufficient an adventure in living. You'll discover ingenious new ways to cope with clothing care, pets, kids, vacations, gardening, recycling and more. Keep a copy of this book at your fingertips to use any time as a useful working tool. You'll be amazed at how much fun it can be to save time, money and effort.

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3

by Betty Crocker

From the book: No matter what type of diabetes you have, the diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You may have questions about what you can or should eat and whether there are some foods you have to give up altogether-that's where this book can help. Betty Crocker, teamed with diabetes experts from the International Diabetes Center, has created an all-in-one diabetes resource, filled with delicious recipes and up-to-the-minute medical and nutrition information. Here's great news about diabetes: The best- kept secret of diabetes food planning is that it's good for everyone. You may think that people with diabetes need special foods prepared special ways, but as you look through this book, you'll find a wide variety of delicious and satisfying foods that you can eat-and that the whole family will enjoy. This book is designed to make meals easy. It's our first cookbook to count Carbohydrate Choices for every recipe, following the latest guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. You'll also turn to this book for its easy-to-follow health information, from an explanation of the types of diabetes to a nutrition primer and a medical resource guide. The section "Diabetes Care: It's in Your Hands" empowers you to understand your care process. The goal is to help you feel in control of your diabetes, instead of letting diabetes control you. Throughout, you'll find plenty of encouragement. There's real-life advice from people with diabetes, as well as parents of kids with diabetes and other caregivers who deal with diabetes day in, day out. Finally, you'll find a week's worth of delicious menus, complete with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas, followed by a glossary of medical, nutrition and other diabetes terms. As a source for recipes and so much more, Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook will become your all-in-one diabetes resource. Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., executive director of the International Diabetes Center, is an endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He did his medical and endocrine training at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the faculty before joining the International Diabetes Center's renowned patient-centered care team. He has served as a principal investigator in key research studies in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, defining the importance of good blood glucose control in preventing the complications of diabetes.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 1: Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world's great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana's special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 2: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commercially available in the world today.<P> No other book brings together as much information for choosing or identifying specific marijuana strains. Each variety is described with quick reference icons for immediate overview and sorting. An engaging text description also helps the enthusiast distinguish the unique qualities of each strain, including appearance, ripening time, and growing characteristics, as well as smell, taste and the texture of the high.<P> Interspersed throughout the book are short, engaging essays that offer insights into botanical and cultural aspects of this controversial yet immensely popular plant. The practical information provides an indispensable reference for the grower, while the lush photographs and entertaining, insightful essays make this a great book for the casual browser as well.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 3: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

This third volume of everyone's favorite marijuana resource book by the renowned Ed Rosenthal promises to follow in its predecessor's tradition and offer gardeners or connoisseurs the crucial information they want to know. Big Book of Buds brings together a tremendous amount of information on the plant and the newest varieties, with specific descriptions on appearance, ripening time and growing. Interspersed throughout are short engaging essays, interviews with the breeders and compelling images of the plants. This is a must have for all bud enthusiasts whether it be for a wish list, resource guide, or a coffee table book. Readers get an all-in-one guide offering a unique blend of useful, entertaining and practical information for the marijuana appreciator.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 4: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

The fourth volume of the Guru of Ganja's Big Book of Buds series is here with all new varieties from the world's greatest seed breeders. It is both an eye-catching coffee table book and the most informative, up-to-date variety resource guide available. The Big Book of Buds Volume 4 provides information for connoisseurs and gardeners alike: descriptions of appearance, cultivation preferences, range of highs, and medicinal qualities. Spanish and California strains are included for the first time, offering more outdoor selections to gardeners in southern climates. Exciting new award-winning varieties from Dutch and Canadian seed companies provide even more choices for everyone. With valuable gardening tips and insightful reflections on the role of marijuana as a social unifier and catalyst, this is the book for marijuana lovers and cannabis converts that are coming out of the closet.

Big Book of Slippers

by Susan Hankins

Keep them warm this winter with a variety of slippers to stitch. Choose from Hearts Delight, Bridal Slippers, Mother & Daughter Slippers, Super Simple Slippers, Easy Granny Slippers, Men's Classic and more. You'll find styles and sizes to fit everyone in the family!

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks (Updated 4th Edition)

by Creative Publishing International

A deck is an excellent tool for extending the living space of your home into the outdoors while offering a good return on your investment. This book begins with a gallery of beautiful decks to help get your creative juices flowing. This fully revised and updated edition of The Complete Guide to Decks offers everything you'll need to design and build your dream deck correctly and safely -- the first time.

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Masonry and Stonework

by Creative Publishing International

Features all new, state-of-the-art information on decorative concrete finishes, including acid coloring, stamping, and using cementitious paints. Another new section shows easy methods for casting concrete in forms to create countertops, garden benches, and other accessories.

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Plumbing (Expanded 4th Edition)

by Creative Publishing International

Everything you need to know about plumbing. More complete than ever, this edition includes new material and revised information and is completely current with the 2006 Universal Plumbing Code. From basic repairs to advanced renovations, this is the only plumbing reference book a homeowner needs. And now, for the first time, The Complete Guide to Plumbing includes a comprehensive section on working with gas pipe. No other big book of plumbing for DIYers covers this important subject. Also new to this 4th edition is expansive coverage of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), the bendable supply tubing that's taking over a major portion of the DIY market. And with the current popularity of outdoor kitchens, we've expanded our coverage of outdoor plumbing as well. Now, we'll show you every step of the process to supply and drain an outdoor sink.

Blueprint Reading for Plumbers in Residential & Commercial (Blueprint Reading Series)

by Bartholomew D'Arcangelo J. Russell Guest Benedict D'Arcangelo

Blueprint Reading For Plumbers provides instructional material for plumbing and pipe fitting students who must develop the ability to interpret trade blueprints and to plan the installation of the required plumbing. This is accompanied by reference to the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) plumbing code for pipe size and material as well as acceptable fittings and fixtures. This revision brings the study up to date in code, pipe and fitting materials, and in fixture designs.

Bonsai: The Art of Dwarfing Trees

by Ann Kimball Pipe

This book offers to the beginner the basic foundations for Bonsai, and for growing plants in pots. The book covers topics such as finding suitable trees, potting, watering, trimming, plant health, and much more. There is a separate section for discussing the shaping of different bonsais into the beautiful shapes. The book also offers a fairly good list of plants to try for planting as bonsai.

Bonsai: Culture and Care of Miniature Trees

by Sunset Publishing Staff

To evoke the spirit of nature--that is the essence of bonsai. What place in nature is special to you? A spot under a blossoming cherry tree? A moss-carpeted forest? A pine-studded mountain crag? Your own bonsai can take you to that place. The first section of this book is for inspiration, to give you a feeling of the spirit of nature reflected in the art that is bonsai. The second section gives you the hands-in-the-dirt instructions that will bring that spirit of nature alive for you.

The Book of Topiary

by W. Gibson Charles H. Curtis

Topiary, the art of trimming hedges, shrubs, and trees into ornamental shapes, is perhaps the most distinct and fascinating branch of landscape horticulture.Its best known example, the palace gardens of Versailles, stands as a splendid monument to perfection, but today many a finely clipped privet and sheared yew are to be found in the humbler gardens of rural England. This book, first published in 1904, is a classic in the subject, written by two foremost experts of the day: Charles H. Curtis, a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and formerly at Kew Gardens near London, and W. Gibson, head gardener of one of the finest topiary gardens in Britain at Levens Hall. Gibson here draws on a wealth of practical experience to provide sound advice to aspiring topiarists. His practical sections include The Formation of a Topiary Garden, Planting, and TheTraining of Young Trees. Curtis traces the long history of topiary from itsearly origins in ancient Greece. As Homer's description (rendered by Pope) has it: Here interwoven branches form a wall, And from the living fence green turrets rise; There ships of myrtle sail in seas of box; A green encampment yonder meets the eye. The 1500s saw the dawn of the "golden age" of topiary. It extravagances were manifold and characterized the gardens walked by Elizabeth I,Shakespeare, and Raleigh. The extraordinary hedge labyrinth in the grounds of Hampton Court survives today for the pleasure and delight of countless visitors.Any fashion taken to excess leads to an inevitable reaction; and so it was that topiary became the butt of the eighteenth critics. Addison and Pope employed their razor wit in its ridicule. The humor of Pope's satirical description is hard to escape: "St. George in box; his arm scarce long enough, will be in condition to stick the dragon by next April. . . . A quickset hog, shot up into a porcupine, by its being forgot a week in rainy weather." This century has seen a welcome revival of the art. Wealthy patrons of horticulture have laid outtopiary gardens, designed to be in harmony with their formal surroundings and with the natural features of the grounds. There are also many private enthusiasts who, inspired by the feats of the masters, skillfully train their garden hedges into spirals, serpentine columns, and even spires topped by peacocks. Here then is an intriguing read on a too little known subject. The numerous illustrations included add to the interest, and practical instructionsare offered for those tempted to take up the scissors.

Botany for Gardeners (3rd edition)

by Brian Capon

New to the 3d edition of this well-illustrated text are four brief essays on human's relation to food, the possible impact of global warming on food supply, genetic modification of food, and the remarkable details to be seen with a scanning electron microscope. Other new additions are inset boxes expanding on the text with interesting facts and details, and additional photos. The volume, which is based on Capon's botany course for non-science majors (he is emeritus at California State U., Los Angeles) is an outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Box by Box: 21 Projects for Developing Your Woodworking Skills

by Jim Stack

Hone Your Woodworking Skills One Box at a Time When it comes to great woodworking projects, it's hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it's a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you've been hoarding. The real trick to successful box-making is coming up with the right designs. If you've been looking for attractive box projects that suit your particular tools and abilities, you've picked the right book. In these pages, you'll find plans for 21 delightful boxes along with step-by-step instructions for making them. They include lovely, simple creations that a novice can make with just a few hand tools, all the way through designs with drawers and dovetail joinery that will provide experienced woodworkers with an exciting challenge. Regardless of your woodworking experience, building these boxes provides a world of fun and the opportunity to develop new skills. In the process, you'll become a better woodworker#151;bit by bit, and box by box.

The Boy and the Quilt

by Shirley Kurtz

The Boy's sister was gong to make a quilt, and so was his mother. And so, she said, could he. Sometimes a chore, sometimes a lark, quiltmaking takes over this rollicking house and family. With tales of raiding grandmother's and aunts' rag bags, cutting cardboard pattern pieces from cereal boxes, and marking quilting lines while sprawled on the floor, this book places quiltmaking in the hands of a good-humored and resourceful mother and child, willing to tackle a fruitful project together. Illustrated with zest that equals the text, the book also includes (following the story) detailed instructions about how to make a quilt with a child. A memorable story. And a project to create with an eager child.

Braving Home : Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales

by Jake Halpern

"every journalist has a niche - it's inevitable - and I was just a few days into my career when I stumbled upon mine. It started as a running joke at the office: I was the magazine's Bad Homes Correspondent. The production department quipped about changing my title on the masthead. I laughed it off, but some of the older writers definitely thought there was something wrong with me. "Did you grow up in some sort of dysfunctional household?" a senior editor asked. No, I told him. "Well, there's got to be something in your past that makes you interested in these stories-you ought to think about it." The magazine I worked for was the New Republic, and my co-workers were a mix of policy wonks, art critics, and political junkies. I was none of these, and instead of trying to pass as one, I set out to write a different kind of story; yet every time I did, it ended up being about some outlandish and often hellish place inhabited by a handful of stalwarts who refused to leave. Iron-willed, unfearing, and utterly immovable, these characters captured my imagination. They were the nation's toughest home-keepers, and I was their aspiring chronicler." A fascinating and witty book.

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving

by Carol Deppe

Breeding and Seed Saving offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure. It is a thorough guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower.

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants

by Douglas W. Tallamy

The pressures on wildlife populations today are greater than they have ever been and many gardeners assume they can remedy this situation by simply planting a variety of flowering perennials, trees, and shrubs. As Douglas Tallamy points out in this revelatory book, that assumption is largely mistaken. Wild creatures exist in a complex web of interrelationships, and often require different kinds of food at different stages of their development. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. When native plant species disappear, the insects disappear, thus impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. Fortunately, there is still time to reverse this alarming trend, and gardeners have the power to make a significant contribution toward sustainable biodiversity. By favoring native plants, gardeners can provide a welcoming environment for wildlife of all kinds. Healthy local ecosystems are not only beautiful and fascinating, they are also essential to human well-being. By heeding Douglas Tallamy's eloquent arguments and acting upon his recommendations, gardeners everywhere can make a difference.

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