Synopses & Reviews
The best-selling Beadweaving Master Class
series welcomes German beader Sabine Lippert, Europe's top beadwork designer, in aand#160;trend-setting book that showcases 30and#160;beautiful and wearable project designs.and#160;Lippertand#160;combinesand#160;seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls to create gorgeous, innovativeand#160;beading projects. All feature her trademark tiers of beads that are layered intoand#160;gorgeous jewelry.and#160;Every piece uses the most popular and beloved stitches in beading:and#160;right angle weave and peyote.and#160;Most of the bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and chokers here are new, but Sabine has also included a few of her favorite classics. An inspirational photo gallery ofand#160;beadwork from leading designers,and#160;including Sabine, rounds out thisand#160;must-have book.
and#8220;Sabine Lippert is one of Europe's leading beadwork teachers, and this book gives her English-speaking fans the opportunity to learn many of her techniques while stitching 30 beautiful projects. Using right-angle weave, peyote stitch, and netting techniques, Sabine cleverly engineers unique components that complement each other in stunning designs. The photographs are beautiful and show every detail. Of particular interest is chapter 6, where Sabine delves into her approach to design and how the different shapes of the same size bead affect the final outcome, providing the reader with food for thought in addition to the fabulous eye candy." --Bead and Buttonand#160;and#8220;Sabine Lippert is one of the most innovative bead artists. She was truly inspiredand#160;toand#160;makeand#160;this amazing book! The projects are fabulous and the how-to illustrations are perfection. I believe people will want to create these projects over and over again, playing with various colorways. This book is destined to be in every bead artistand#8217;s library and referred to repeatedly.and#8221; and#8212; Sherry Serafiniand#160;and#8220;Every so often a beader comes along who just stands out from the crowd. When I first saw Sabineand#8217;s work, I knew it was very special. Sheand#8217;s the kind of artist who brings a mastery to her work and raises the bar for all beaders. Unique, amazing, gorgeous, stunning, glamorous, elegant and#8212; all of these words describe Sabineand#8217;s book. Every piece is exquisite and beautifully made and will have beaders wanting to make every one. The problem will be in deciding which to make first!and#8221; and#8212; Suzanne Goldenand#160;and#8220;From my first glance at Sabineand#8217;s beadwork in 2009, I became a fan. These pages reveal a passion for beadweaving to be reckoned with and a desire to share knowledge with others. Although the projects appear intricate and complex, the simple language and illustrations make for a successful, pleasant experience while beading them. Take it from one who finds following directions challenging and#8212; these are indeed easier than they look!and#8221; and#8212; Rachel Nelson-Smithand#160;and#8220;Sabine Lippertand#8217;s use of pearls, crystals, and seed beads, with innovative thread paths, results in beautifully encrusted jewels that are infinitely wearable. The way she shares her design approach of evolving pieces of beadwork into a variety of designs encourages readers to take their own design journeys. We can be thankful that Sabineand#8217;s long craft history led her to beads.and#8221;and#8212; Marcia DeCoster
"Master beadworker DeCoster (Marcia DeCoster's Beads in Motion: 24 Jewelry Projects That Spin, Sway, Swing, and Slide
) is a well-known author and jewelry designer. In this collection, she interviews her fellow bead artists on a variety of topics, from inspiration to favorite techniques to the role of the Internet and social media in their creative lives. Each interview includes a brief biography of the artist and large-format photographs (both full-length and detail shots) of representative works. The highlight for most readers will be the gallery of each designer's projects, which demonstrate the exciting variety of styles and techniques used in contemporary beadwork .. .and#160;and#160;there's...plenty of innovation to be found here." and#8212;Library Journal
Upscale, elegant, CHIC: these 25 handcrafted projects look like the fine jewelry you'd find in high-end boutiques. But why splurge when all it takes to make them are some seed beads and intermediate-to-advanced skills? Featuring a variety of stitchesand#8212;including the author's newly created right-angle ladder stitchand#8212;these stunning pieces cover everything from earrings to brooches. Gorgeous photographs, diagrams, and helpful tips make the beading process simple and pleasurable!
Right angle weave and peyote: these are the two immensely popular stitches that beadweaving master Rachel Nelson-Smith turns into gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Meant for intermediate- to advanced-level beaders, and featuring detailed illustrations that illuminate Nelson-Smithandrsquo;s construction, her 23 projects dazzle and inspire. Make a City Beads Bracelet, a rainbow-hued Voldekol Necklace, Nartri Earrings, and other jewelry.
Beading superstar Marcia DeCoster hosts Lark's second Spotlight on Beading collection, featuring 30 international artists ranging from celebrities in the field to exciting up-and-comers. In addition to offering examples of their best work, the beaders discuss their inspirations and techniques, and chat with Marcia about how they discovered their muses and styles. Gorgeous color photos showcase several pieces from each contributor. and#160; Beaders include
Patrick Dugganand#160; *and#160; Melissa Ingramand#160; *and#160; Beki Haleyand#160; *and#160; Siand#226;n Nolanand#160; * Martina Nageleand#160; *and#160; Helena Tang-Limand#160; *and#160; lke Leonhardt-Rathand#160; *and#160; Isabella Lamand#160; *and#160; Christina Vandervlistand#160; *and#160; Gabriella van Diepenand#160; *and#160; Susan Blessingerand#160; *and#160; Edgar Land#243;pezand#160; *and#160; and more!
About the Author
Marcia DeCoster has designed and taught beadwork for more than 20 years. She was included in Lark's Masters: Beadweaving as one of 36 leading artists in the field, and authored the bestselling Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence and Beads in Motion (both Lark). Beadwork magazine recognized her as its Designer of the Year in 2009, and she was selected as a Top Ten Teacher at the BeadandButton show, the leading beading industry trade show. Marcia lives in San Diego, CA, with her husband Mark.