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Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects: Designs from Stringing to Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading) Hardcover – March 6, 2012
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“The illustrations are clear, the instructions concise, and there are lots of inspirational photos throughout. For anyone interested in understanding geometric beadwork, this book is a must-have." - Bead&Button magazine
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This collection of her favorite projects is a great resource for people who are just starting with bead weaving. The projects are dramatic, wearable and use a variety of stitches that are diagrammed well enough for a beginner to follow.
Each of the projects has complete instructions. So instead of an introduction providing an overview of materials and techniques, it starts with an introduction to Diane Fitzgerald and her contributions to the beading community written by another notable luminary, Jean Campbell. Then it gets straight into the projects.
Starting for absolute beginners is the One to Many Strand Necklace, which is an older project of Diane's that works just wonderfully with today's trend for statement necklaces. The many strands are dense and heavy with seed beads, and well balanced by graduated beads in the "one strand" part.
Then the projects get more complicated, ropes worked around cord cores, peyote, netting, brick stitch and square stitch, hexagonal weaving and other stitches.
My favorite projects in this book are:
Apple Blossom Necklace- A netted tube worked over a core and accented with a bead embellished ribbon flower
Button Doll Ornament- this little button man reminds me of necklaces I strung for my daughter when she was little.Read more ›
And I have the pleasure of perusing through her latest book from Lark due out March 6, 2012, Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects. With 24 delicious projects ranging from Stringing to Beadweaving; a lovely Forward by the renowned Jean Campbell; and an inspiring Gallery, she finally got me! Diane's 11th book has captured me with it's simpler projects and I've got a needle threaded with a pile of seed beads ready to start her Diamond Chain Bracelet project before I've even finished looking through the entire book! I've always admired her innovative and complex designs yet felt afraid to move beyond my safe and beloved peyote stitch to try any of her fancy masterpieces. This book has changed all that for me.
Diane makes it very enticing to dive in and join her on her personal beading path. The quality of the images is spectacular as well as the easy to follow colored diagrams. I also must comment on the friendly font and layout of this book-simply delightful and inviting. I love her wide range of techniques and skill level of the projects presented. Gotta' go now, Diamond Chain Bracelet is calling me, no wait...maybe I'll start with Midnight Snowflakes...no wait....
However, this one, for me, was absolutely awful.
There should have been some kind of warning about this book's contents.
It only has SIMPLE PATTERNS, not her usual beautiful, fancy, WOW, innovative, and/or 3D shaped patterns.
There are a lot of inspiring pictures of her advanced beading in it, but not one pattern for them or like them.
The information in the book blurb reads, in part;
24 of her very best designs !!! ??? ___ NO ! NO ! NO !
They Highlight her signature style !!! ??? ___ NO ! NO ! NO !
Packed with color and amazing designs (you can make)!!! ??? ___ NO ! NO ! NO !
This must-have book !!! ??? ___ NO ! NO ! NO !
The book includes a small additional photo gallery of the artist's work. *** YES, right at the front of the book and again at the end, making you think there ARE patterns for these type of designs.
Both the books forward, pages 7 to 9, and the Gallery near the end, pages 122 to 127, show advanced patterns.
How can you see all these pictures and think that this book will have only simple patterns !!! ???
How well did their deceptive practices work?
I fell for it.
I'm still in shock that this was the description, AND STILL IS !
One expects that you will get at least a few of these advanced, elaborate patterns, in the part you can't pre-view.
****** Had I not pre-ordered it (again, because I love her work) and just, picked it up in a bookstore and looked at it ****** I'd have passed ******
So, I was very, very, very disappointed with this book.
Sorry, for me it was a complete waste of money.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book. Diane Fitzgerald's work is always interestingPublished 4 months ago by Mary L. Hazelton
Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects has beautiful photos of her projects and easy to understand instructions for beginning to intermediate level beaders. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jane Jones
I had this book checked out from the library for the maximum number of renewals, and finally decided to get my own copy. Excellent instructions and beautiful designs!Published 17 months ago by Cathleen M. Smith
I've been a fan of Diane's for a very long time and own all her publications. She is the best "directions" person around. Read morePublished 22 months ago by skylark