Synopses & Reviews
Beading superstar Marcia DeCoster hosts Lark's second Spotlight on Beading collection, featuring 30 international artists ranging from celebrities in the field to exciting up-and-comers. In addition to offering examples of their best work, the beaders discuss their inspirations and techniques, and chat with Marcia about how they discovered their muses and styles. Gorgeous color photos showcase several pieces from each contributor. and#160; Beaders include
Patrick Dugganand#160; *and#160; Melissa Ingramand#160; *and#160; Beki Haleyand#160; *and#160; Siand#226;n Nolanand#160; * Martina Nageleand#160; *and#160; Helena Tang-Limand#160; *and#160; lke Leonhardt-Rathand#160; *and#160; Isabella Lamand#160; *and#160; Christina Vandervlistand#160; *and#160; Gabriella van Diepenand#160; *and#160; Susan Blessingerand#160; *and#160; Edgar Land#243;pezand#160; *and#160; and more!
"If you are jewelry designer and#8211; and especially if your preferred medium is beads and#8211; you need this book for your library. It will be a treat for your imagination."and#160; and#8211;BellaOnline
and#8220;Lark Books has done it again with the most exciting display of beads created by artists from around the world. If you are a bead maker, bead collector, or a beader you will want this book.and#8221; and#8212;Beadwright
"Master beadworker DeCoster (Marcia DeCoster's Beads in Motion: 24 Jewelry Projects That Spin, Sway, Swing, and Slide
) is a well-known author and jewelry designer. In this collection, she interviews her fellow bead artists on a variety of topics, from inspiration to favorite techniques to the role of the Internet and social media in their creative lives. Each interview includes a brief biography of the artist and large-format photographs (both full-length and detail shots) of representative works. The highlight for most readers will be the gallery of each designer's projects, which demonstrate the exciting variety of styles and techniques used in contemporary beadwork .. .and#160;and#160;there's...plenty of innovation to be found here." and#8212;Library Journal
Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestreand#8217;s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative David K. Chatt has entries ranging from the pointed commentary, White Men in Suits
, to vivid jewelry. For a little humor, try Valeria Harlowand#8217;s masterful Toe Mangler
, a testament to every woman who has ever suffered in uncomfortable shoes. This amazing collection is truly state-of-the-art.
Celebrate the innovation and creative inspiration of contemporary beadmakers from around the world! This gorgeous volume in the popular Showcase series presents 1,000 unique beads, all handcrafted from a dazzling array of materialsand#8212;including glass, polymer clay, ceramics, metal, paper, fiber, plastic, wood, and stone. Each one is a magnificent piece of art, whether on its own or in a piece of jewelry or other ornamentation.
About the Author
Kristina Logan is the world's leading glass beadmaker. Her work has been exhibited in preeminent museums and institutions internationally, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Corning Museum of Glass; and the Musand#233;e du Verre de Sars-Poteries in France. She is a past president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, teaches regularly at leading schools in the US and Europe, and authored a chapter in The Penland Book of Glass
(Lark). Kristina lives in Portsmouth, NH, and Provence, France.and#160;Ray Hemachandra is a former editor for Lark Jewelry and Beading and the author of many books, including Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry
and The Penland Book of Glass
. He lives in Asheville, NC.