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Beading all-stars : 20 jewelry projects from your favorite designers
DeCoster, Marcia, author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Lark Jewelry & Beading, [2014]

Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Profiles beaded jewelry designers, in a text with twenty projects with step-by-step instructions and photographs for necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings.
General Note:
Includes index.
Marcia DeCoster -- Jamie Cloud Eakin -- Mabeline Gidez -- Diane Hyde -- Amy Katz -- Rachel Nelson-Smith -- Glenda Paunonen & Liisa Turunen -- Sherry Serafini -- Melissa Grakowsky Shippee -- Anneta Valious.
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TT860 .B33378 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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For beading fans, this sensational, inspirational collection is an all-star feast! Every one of the ten bead artists showcased--including Jamie Cloud Eakin, Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafini, and Rachel Nelson-Smith--is a bestselling author and international celebrity in her own right. Together, they've contributed 20 new designs for intermediate-to-advanced projects--including beadwoven and bead-embroidered earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry. It's a must-have book for all eager beaders. The superstar beaders include: Marcia DeCoster * Jamie Cloud Eakin * Mabeline Gidez * Melissa Grakowsky Shippee * Diane Hyde * Amy Katz * Rachel Nelson-Smith * Glenda Paunonen and Liisa Turunen (a mother/daughter team) * Sherry Serafini * Anneta Valious

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Although this collection of projects is definitely not targeted to the rank beginner, anyone will gasp and marvel at the creations: 10 professional beaders and 20 works of art. The book is simply structured: first, a biography of the artist; next, 2 projects, each with information about supplies, dimensions, techniques, instructions, illustrations, and color photographs; and, finally, a colorful gallery of representative work. What's truly revealing is the variety and depth of these beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Rachel Nelson-Smith uses the structure of DNA as her inspiration, resulting in an intricate jewelry-look design. Russian-born Anneta Valious integrates soutache, or a flat decorative braid, in her creations, giving her Fairy Queen bracelet, for instance, the appearance of apparel. Occasional tips pepper the instructions, and an appendix reviews the techniques in brief, not in depth. Time to brush up on Beading 101.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2014 Booklist

Library Journal Review

Lark Crafts offers a new volume for beaders who have progressed beyond the basics to an intermediate or advanced skill level. Twenty projects by recognized bead-embroidery artists show readers how to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other adornments. Many of the featured designers have written books and are known for their ability to teach master classes, exhibit, and sell their work. The material is presented with step-by-step instructions, a supply list, illustrations, and close-up color photographs. Gallery images of items by each artist provide additional creative inspiration. Comparable to Marcia DeCoster's Marcia DeCoster Presents: Interviews with 30 Beaders on Inspiration & Technique, this work showcases unique pieces of art that employ imaginative blends of bead embroidery and woven beading stitches and may incorporate pearls, semiprecious stones, shells, ribbon, leather, and found objects. A helpful section covers standard beading techniques. VERDICT This work provides creative ideas and beautiful projects. The wide range of styles presented, including Victorian, art deco, modern, classic, and fusions of these, will appeal to a variety of tastes.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Dunwoody (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.