Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beadweaving Master Class

Lark's third entry in the Beadweaving Master Class series, Laura McCabe's Embellished Beadweaving, jewelry lavished with fringe, fronds, lacework & more, has just been released and it is filled with incredibly beautiful beadwork.

Lavished is an excellent word for the beautiful embellishments that adorn Laura's work. Laura's impeccable workmanship and exquisite design aesthetic are apparent throughout this book. Her technical abilities combined with her choice of color and texture give her work a distinct quality.

Laura shares with her reader basic beadwork stitches, a comprehensive guide to her embellishment techniques, and her approach to color and design. This is in preparation for the chapter presenting 18 beautiful pieces of jewelry ranging from earrings, to necklaces, lariats, bracelets and rings.

Photography, layout and illustration are all excellently done and the book is a pleasure to own.

I'm pleased to have worked with Lark and be part of this prestigious series and look forward to many more titles in this series, sharing the love of beadweaving.