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
"Beaded jewelry designer and teacher DeCoster offers 24 projects for rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that have movable components. The designs are sophisticated and complex, but the generously detailed illustrations and thorough instructions will help even the novice bead weaver tackle them. The photography is sharp, clear, and helpful for interpreting the instructions. A 'Rings of Saturn' necklace features revolving beaded rings around a core; the 'Revolution Ring' adds a spinner top to a beaded band. A six-page photo gallery of moving jewelry by other artists is an inspiring bonus. If a stationery object like a book can adequately convey the energy and excitement of jewelry that moves, this book has done it with its compilation of beautiful and clever pieces." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“All of the jewelry pieces in this book are artistic and wearable . . . If you love bead weaving and enjoy a different perspective on traditional concepts, then this is a book worth thinking about adding to your personal library.” —About.com Jewelry
“All of the jewelry pieces in this book are artistic and wearable . . . If you love bead weaving and enjoy a different perspective on traditional concepts, then this is a book worth thinking about adding to your personal library.” —About.com Jewelry “Each of the 24 projects in this intriguing book incorporates some type of motion, such as swinging, swaying, and spinning. If you love kinetic jewelry, this is the book for you! In addition to excellent illustrations and photographs, Marcia also explains the basics of 10 favorite stitches and provides a fabulous eight-page gallery of beautiful jewelry for the reader to marvel over. You won't be disappointed!” —Bead & Button
“The projects in Marcia DeCoster's Beads in Motion
offer an element of motion and encourage exploration of design concepts of movement, reusable components, and color.” —Beadwork
Beaders will rejoice in this long-awaited new collection from world-famous teacher and designer Marcia DeCoster. DeCoster has devised 24 stunning beadwoven jewelry projects that showcase dynamism and movement—from a simple drop that swings from chains to elaborate pieces with intricate components that spin around a core of beads or along a beaded base. They're playful, delightful, and inspirational!
About the Author
Marcia DeCoster is a popular beading teacher and blogger with an international following. Her first book, Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence, was the second offering in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series. Marcia's work was included in Masters: Beadweaving and Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry (both Lark). Her website is marciadecoster.com. She lives in Lemon Grove, CA.