“Colorful, easy-to-read illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions for each project, ranging from beginner to advanced. Each chapter introduces a new technique with basic information followed by a variety of beautiful projects to practice what you've learned. Whether you're just learning the stitch or want to expand your knowledge of a certain technique, [this is a] must-have volume for every beader's library.” —Bead & Button
“This comprehensive workbook provides a concise introduction to the tools and materials that are required to master herringbone and introduces each variation of the traditional stitch through 26 projects and 360 illustrations.” —Beadwork
“This book is perfect for those who are just starting, as well as those more established in their craft. Each project is given a difficulty level to encourage beaders to progress and grow more confidence in their beading … While the focus is on helping beginners master the technique, there is plenty for the experienced, from more difficult projects to different embellishments. Easy-to-follow guides and charts help the reader figure out exactly what they need and how to finish.” —Bead Design Studio magazine
About the Author
Melissa Grakowsky has won numerous awards for her beaded jewelry and elaborate beaded masks and has been featured in numerous leading bead magazines. Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including at the Bead&Button Show and Bead Fest, and she sells kits featuring her beadwork designs. She lives in Mansfield Center, CT.