Synopses & Reviews
Explore a world of beads! The newest entry in Larks popular Beading with
series goes international and multicultural, with more than 30 dazzling jewelry projects that showcase popular tribal” and ethnic” beads. As with the other books in the series, this lavishly illustrated volume offers an introduction to scores of different beads, illustrates all the basic techniques, and presents both beginner and intermediate projects from a pool of talented designers. The one-of-a kind pieces range from Jean Campbells jangly Milagros Charm Bracelet to Elizabeth Glass Geltman and Rachel Geltmans porcelain-beaded A New Chinese Twist”with stops in India, Africa, and many other countries along the way.
“Take a trip around the world! Author Ray Hemachandra brings us exciting and beautiful jewelry ideas from sixteen amazing designers. Each piece is influenced by cultures from all over the globe, giving them an eclectic, ethnic look and feel. Most of the projects in this book are easy enough for a beginner, with easy-to-follow instructions to match - so go ahead and dive in! My favorite piece: Sherry Duquet's Ocean Reflection, a turquoise and silver necklace with lots of visual weight and texture.” — Bead Unique magazine, October 2011 issue
“The projects in Beading with World Beads use ancient bead designs to make surprisingly contemporary jewelry. This book is a definite eye-opener to the possibilities for using these earthy beads not only in traditionally strung pieces, but in wire-worked and beadwoven designs as well.” — Jean Campbell
“Beading with World Beads is full of bright, colorful jewelry with an international flair. The pieces feature ethnic beads, which provide a richness of texture and depth of color while the jewelry remains easy to accomplish. Many of the designs incorporate movement, adding an additional layer of visual excitement.” — Marcia DeCoster
“Beading with World Beads delivers all the title promises! The book shows you how to take ethnic beads to add the world to your wardrobe, with great projects for you to make or for your beading inspiration. Now I know what to do with all the great beads Ive bought!” — Jamie Cloud Eakin
"This book is for you. Sixteen talented artists bring you a wonderful mix of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. There are 39 projects in all. The book is a feast for the eyes and inspiration for the soul!" - The Beadweaver blog