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.and#160;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
This bookand#8217;s a knockout! Master beader Diane Fitzgerald teaches her award-winning techniques for creating gorgeous geometric jewelry. More than 20 truly stunning projects, all using peyote stitch, come in a variety of flat and dimensional shapes, from triangles, teardrops, and pentagons to tetrahedrons, cubes, and diamonds. Sleek, contemporary, and breathtaking, these beadwoven pieces are perfect for the intermediate crafterand#8212;but with such clear and detailed instructions, even beginners will give them a try!
and#160;Dianeand#160;Fitzgeraldand#160;is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books inand#160;Lark Jewelry and Beading'sand#160;Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored byand#160;Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith.
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!
One of the foremost names in beadwork creates 15 gorgeous, all-new projects. Widely regarded as one of today's finest teachers of beading, Cynthia Rutledge reveals her creative process and presents stunning designs that explore color, three-dimensional form, and mixed media. Meant for intermediate-to-advanced-level beaders, the pieces include a classic Renaissance Cameo Necklace, a pearl-and-glass Florentine Rosette Cuff, and Hebe's Floral Earrings. Each project offers historical perspective on the design, including an inspirational painting, instructions, and an explanation of the required techniques.
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.
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!and#160;
About the Author
Cynthia Rutledge is a contemporary seed bead artist and teacher specializing in off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on developing sculptural, unsupported shapes in beadwork. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she is on the road most of the year, teaching at the nation's top beading events (BeadandButton, BeadFest) and bead shops (Beads by Blanche, Fusion Beads). Rutledge has exhibited in national and international shows, and her work has been featured in many magazines and books, including Nicole Stessin's Beaded Amulet Purses [Beadworld Pub] as well as Lark's Creative Bead Jewelry and Creative Bead Weaving.