Synopses & Reviews
The allure of beads in all their shapes and sizes has captivated and intrigued people for centuries.
From wooden and clay beads to Venetian glass, lampworked, gilded, crystal, and precious stone beads, the inspiring variety available to today’s crafter presents exciting possibilities. The twenty-five step-by-step projects in this book offer some of the best techniques available for all sorts of beaded fabric embellishments. Try beading in the round to create bead-wrapped perfume bottles and tassels, pin-and-wire beading to make beautiful decorative flowers, or sewn beading to ornament fashions and fabrics of every sort. A special section of pattern templates guarantees sparkling results no matter what your skill level.
Marrying needlecraft fundamentals with a truly sophisticated sense of style, this book illustrates basic techniques with beautiful, innovative projects designed by the most creative artisans working today, so crafters can experience the thrill of creating a unique keepsake from their very first attempt.
About the Author
Diana Vernon has a degree in textile design and has been working for 25 years as a designer and lecturer. She has been commissioned to design and work bead embroidery and beaded accessories for film and theater productions, couture fashion, as well as for individual clients. She has exhibited through the Crafts Council in the United Kingdom and also lectures on art and design relating to textiles, especially the techniques of beading. She lives in Great Britain.