Synopses & Reviews
"Sophisticated and certain to appeal to users of public library craft collections." Library Journal
"What makes this more than a basic 'how-to' book is the assortment of trivia and other fun stuff liberally sprinkled throughout." MonstersandCritics.com
"There are a number of simpler [bead weaving] projects as well as bead stringing jewelry pieces to make and enjoy." About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
"You're sure to be inspired, though that may lead to yet more bead-buying." Fiber Arts News
"Glamorous designs are sure to tempt bead workers of all abilities...This stunning book is elegant beading at its best!" KLIATT
"A really beautiful book with lots of great projects and ideas." Bead magazine (UK)
"Beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, and interesting background...[this book] is fun to look at and get inspired by" South Jersey Bead Society
"It's not only the stunning photography that caught my attention, but the interesting trivia about crystals found throughout the book." Copley News Service
With projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more challenging seed bead weaving designs, this guidebook provides 20 stunning crystal designs with expert instructions. Explaining details on the basics of crystal crafting while revealing entertaining tidbits about this specialty bead, crystal jewelry projects are presented for any type of fashion, from classic looks and special occasion pieces to trendy, fashion forward designs. With a variety of glamorous projectsincluding a rich paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, or a midnight blue multistrand necklace for day or eveningcrystal lovers will delight in this crafters companion.
With projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more challenging seed bead weaving designs, this guidebook provides 20 stunning crystal designs with expert instructions.
About the Author
Marlene Blessing is a former contributing editor to SPA
magazine and a former senior features editor for The Seattle Weekly
. She was also the editorial director for Beadwork
, Step by Step Beads
magazines. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.
Jamie Hogsett is the editor of Stringing magazine, the special projects editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of Stringing Style. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.