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Product Details

  • Series: Beadweaving Master Class Series
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145470246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454702467
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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 & Button
 
“Sabine Lippert is one of the most innovative bead artists. She was truly inspired to make 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 artist’s library and referred to repeatedly.” — Sherry Serafini
 
“Every so often a beader comes along who just stands out from the crowd. When I first saw Sabine’s work, I knew it was very special. She’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 — all of these words describe Sabine’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!” — Suzanne Golden
 
“From my first glance at Sabine’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 — these are indeed easier than they look!” — Rachel Nelson-Smith
 
“Sabine Lippert’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 Sabine’s long craft history led her to beads.”— Marcia DeCoster

About the Author

Sabine Lippert is one of the world's popular beading teachers and designers. She teaches beading workshops in Germany, England, and the United States, as well as at Creativa (a huge German trade show). She is the author of 2009's Das Perlenkochbuch (The Bead Cookbook). She maintains a popular blog, on which she posts images of new beaded jewelry designs almost daily, and she has a very active Facebook presence. Sabine also is a Swarovski Ambassador. She lives in Bonn, Germany

More About the Author

Born in 1967, right in the "summer of love" , I guess it was my fate to become a beader one day. As usual an artists way is never straight, so I had a career as a physician first, but crafting and needleworks have always been my passion. There is no better feeling than creating something beautiful with your own hands! Getting technical skills from my father, an engineer, it was my mother who infected me with her love to the decorative things in life. She showed me and my sister the first basics for knitting, crochet or embroidery and I remember us doing one crafting frenzy after the other! Some years ago I discovered my first quality beads in la local bead store at my hometown and I did nothing else then beading since then. One idea is creating the next in my mind, new bead shapes keep coming and so it never seems to end. In 2009 my first book was published in Germany "Das Perlenkochbuch", and now in 2012 the first book "Sabine Lippert's beaded fantasies" is published in the States. Since october 2011 I am a self employed bead-artist and made my passion become my profession.
You find more of my beaded jewelry at www.Trytobead.com

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Sabine Lippert's beading book is wonderful.
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I have made so many of the pieces on her site and cannot wait to get started with the book.
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Instructions are very easy to follow along with wonderful illustrations.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Leanne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2012
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I pre-ordered this book months ago and have been anxiously awaiting its release -- and it does not disappoint! Out of the thirty projects included, I want to make every single piece -- they are that beautiful!

The book is divided up into several chapters:

--Chapter 1: Supplies and Techniques
--Chapter 2: Embellished Bases -- includes one necklace, one earring, and five bracelet designs
--Chapter 3: Bezeled Stones -- includes one necklace, two chokers, two bracelets, two earrings, and three pendant designs
--Chapter 4: A Question of Architecture -- includes three earrings, one necklace, two pendant, and one bangle design
--Chapter 5: Pearl Centers -- includes three necklaces, one brooch, one earrings, and one bracelet design
--Chapter 6: Sabination Nation -- a chapter on how Sabine designs her projects
--Gallery -- beautiful photos of designs by other beaders
--Author Gallery -- photos of designs by Lippert

As you can tell from the above breakdown, there is a really nice mix of projects included. Some are more complex than others, and the header for each project gives a rough idea of how simple or hard each one might be. Lippert mostly uses variations of RAW with an overlay of netting, but she also includes an overview of peyote and a few other stitches in the Techniques chapter.

As with previous books in the Lark Master Class series, the instructions are also excellent, as are the diagrams. I've done one of Lippert's projects before and found her instructions to be clear and easy to follow, and this book follows suit. Each project also includes a clearly labeled supply list, and the finished size of the piece.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M Hall on April 7, 2013
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I am an experienced beader and had a difficult time with some of the patterns in this book. Unfortunately, the editor missed that some of the patterns do not identify bead sizes and fail to include all the steps. I was able to figure out the patterns missing the steps and bead sizes after studying the pictures for a while. Thank goodness the pictures are good!

Why isn't the publisher testing the patterns?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on April 25, 2012
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Much has been said about this wonderful, wonderful book! I cannot add anything to
what's already been said...so, I am just adding another 5 stars to Sabine's excellent
work, and another notch in Lark's library of publishing great books! GET THIS book!
You will love it!!! p.s. page 49, the bicone size is not listed...per Sabine, it is 3mm.
Oh, I just can't wait to get started! Everything is there...from the beginning of what you
need through great illustrations and pictures...with additional colorways for inspiration.
LOVE this book!!! LOVE IT!!!! :0)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kassie Inman on April 22, 2012
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I preordered this book several months before it was released and was quite excited to receive it in the mail a few days ago. I was not disappointed! The projects are phenomenal and Sabine's ability to explain in words and pictures how to do things like cubic right angle weave is nothing short of impressive. Sabine's use of color is amazing, too. She doesn't just use a single palette, but uses color combinations that would fit nearly every readers' personal styles. She encourages her readers to experiment, like she did, to come up with variations as the beads inspire them. Even if I wasn't going to make any of the projects (and I am!) the book has wonderful photos and a nice gallery of both Sabine's and other beaders' work at the back of the book. A 10 star book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sue B VINE VOICE on May 11, 2012
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It doesn't matter what page you turn to in this book because each one has something fabulous on it! In the authors introduction she begins with the line "I want to "infect" you with my obsession with beads" and I can honestly say that once you've flipped through the pages of this book you will not only be infected but inspired and excited by the jewelry projects in it. The book opens with a chapter on Supplies and Techniques and then moves into "Embellished Bases". This chapter includes jewelry that is based on right angle weave but the author has modified it so that the final results look completely different from that stitch. The jewelry in Chapter 3 is all created using Bezeled Stones and in Chapter 4 the focus is on architecture and answers the question of how to prevent a beaded structure from collapsing when there is nothing to fill the center, stabilizing a piece so it keeps it shape and the changes that transform a ring to a bangle to a square and Pearls or round beads are covered in Chapter 5.

The final chapter of this book is "Sabination Nation, or how one beader approaches design". Here the author gives the reader a glimpse into her creative process and talks about the process of designing some of the projects in the book.

All of the photography in this book is masterfully done and allows the reader clearly see the details and textures of the jewelry. The book closes with a gallery of jaw dropping jewelry that you can't help but be inspired and awed by.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Boedigheimer on December 6, 2012
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I love the designs in this book. I am finding it a tiny bit difficult to source some of the materials. The written directions are sometimes difficult to follow, but an experienced beader should have no problem working them because of the detailed illustrations. If not for that I would have given it five stars.
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