Monday, February 6, 2012

500 Beaded Jewelry

This is bound to be a very cool book!


This book gathers photographs of 500 of the most breathtaking beaded jewelry designs created in recent years. The techniques the beaders employ are as varied as the aesthetic sensibilities they bring to their gorgeous creations and include beadweaving in every stitch imaginable, embroidery, quilling, loom weaving, and kumihimo braiding, as well as basic stringing, simple wirework, and fine metalwork. Sometimes, a bead maker’s focal piece simply is set in a straightforward, unpretentious, and beautiful design.

Virtually all of the world’s most famous beaders who make jewelry have pieces included -- including Carol Wilcox Wells, Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Jamie Cloud Eakin, Huib Petersen, Paulette Baron, Sabine Lippert, Sherry Serafini, Margie Deeb, Maggie Meister, Melanie Potter, Ann Tevepaugh Mitchell, Laura McCabe, Suzanne Golden, Jean Campbell, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Eva Dobos, and many more -- but we also present work from many artists who have never been published before. All together, this extensive, international, and fabulous survey of 500 pieces includes work from nearly 300 artists from 30 countries and reveals the striking vision and ambition of today’s beading community.

7 comments:

Karen Firnberg said...

Definitely one to add to my collection!

flyingbeader said...

I can't wait...and I am actually so honored to have two of my pieces included with some of my favorite teachers and people I adore.

Marcia DeCoster said...

I was sure you'd be in it Dot!

The bad Liz said...

Congratulations for all the artists in the book. I actually don't own any of the 500 books, but this one will in my collection!

lynsey said...

I'm very honored to be featured in this amazing book too, i can't wait for my copy to arrive.

medell said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.

medell said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.