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Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitchby Diane Fitzgerald
Synopses & Reviews
For beading fans, this sensational, inspirational collection is an all-star feast! Every one of the ten bead artists showcasedand#8212;including Jamie Cloud Eakin, Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafini, and Rachel Nelson-Smithand#8212;is a bestselling author and international celebrity in her own right. Together, they've contributed 20 new designs for intermediate-to-advanced projectsand#8212;including beadwoven and bead-embroidered earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry. It's a must-have book for all eager beaders.
The superstar beaders include:
Marcia DeCosterand#160; *and#160; Jamie Cloud Eakinand#160; *and#160; Mabeline Gidezand#160; *and#160; Melissa Grakowsky Shippee *and#160; Diane Hydeand#160; *and#160; Amy Katzand#160; *and#160; Rachel Nelson-Smithand#160; *and#160; Glenda Paunonen and Liisa Turunen (a mother/daughter team)and#160; *and#160; Sherry Serafiniand#160; * Anneta Valious
Sabine Lippert's unique, sophisticated jewelry designs have won her legions of fans worldwide. Now she has created a collection that not only includes 25 gorgeous projects, but also provides breathtaking variations on popular stitches to build beaders' skills. From a Peyote-stitched Crocodile Bracelet to right-angle-woven Marrakech Earrings to the embellished shapes of a Helena Ring, Lippert's savvy techniques take beading to a whole new level!
Just about anything is fodder for Diane Hyde's eclectic, multilayered jewelry: found objects, quirky oddities, old images, and vintage materials. Beaders will love exploring her whimsical style and learning how they too can create beautiful pieces from seemingly ordinary, everyday things. Diane reveals her special, accessible techniques for working with these items, and presents 22 fanciful, fun projects, including a pendant with a wine cork affixed to a Pierrot doll head and embellished with bicone crystal beads; clever Light It Up Earrings, with mini lightbulbs haloed with floral-shaped beads; and figurines, necklaces, bracelets, and more!
Dallas Lovett's elegant-yet-graceful project designs capture the look crafters want nowand#8212;sophisticated and stunning. He presents 25 of his most unique designs, all luxurious, with layered twists, and showcasing the creative potential of silver wire and beads. A basics section covers every technique in the book, and step-by-step photos provide the guidance crafters need to create these magnificent pieces, from the undulating, geometrical Cleopatra necklace to the shimmering Crown Jewels Pendant.
About the Author
Sabine Lippert was a physician who transformed her passion for beading into a full-time profession as an internationally popular teacher and designer. She teaches workshops in Germany, England, and the United States, as well as at Creativa (a huge German trade show), and is a Swarovski Ambassador. In 2012, Sabine published her first English-language book with Lark, Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies. She maintains a popular blog (trytobead.com) on which she posts images of new beaded jewelry designs almost daily, and has a very active Facebook presence. Sabine lives in Bonn, Germany.
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