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Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch (Beadweaving Master Class Series) Hardcover – March 3, 2009
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The directions are fabulous! A lot like the teaching format of Step-by-Step beads magazine, clearly illustrated with super close up photo's and easy to understand diagrams! Like the title says, it's all peyote stitch with "glue a cabochon or sew on a nailhead/rose montee" for the little stone embellishments.
Unlike a lot of books that fill in pretty pictures, but they aren't covered or mentioned, you can make EVERYTHING you see in this book, no question about it. The really great thing is they're all taught component by component, how you mix/match and ultimately create something is totally up to you so you know your design will be a piece out of your own imagination when you're done!
My personal favorites will mostly be the "open shapes". So much potential to link necklaces, frame beads, and make custom toggles! If you're a celtic nut, she covers a trefoil in her ethnic chapter that's AWESOME!!
I'm so tired of the basic 101 bead books that recycle the same knowledge with different pictures. I hope this isn't the only "Beadweaving Master Class" that Lark Books chooses to publish. Bring on the challenges!! ;-)
2. The illustrations are really well done. The text seems almost beside the point, since the diagrams are so clear, with the increases done in a different color, both in the jewelry itself and in the diagrams. These are the best diagrams I have seen in a while. Because I'm left handed, clear diagrams are essential.
3. The text is legible.
4. The photography is excellent.
5. The jewelry is really well done. I can't wait to get started.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This artist likes to bead with double stranded thread which I really don't like and the one project I bought the book for, the celtic trefoil necklace, has hard to follow... Read morePublished 3 days ago by randi dale
What can I say? Diane Fitzgerald is wonderful, her instructions are clear and easy to follow and her designs are to die for. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of my absolute favorite handbooks that I keep nearby for reference whenever I am working on any shaped peyote or 3d beading. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kariti
This book offers a fabulous first step into the art of three dimensional beadweaving. A must have!Published 9 months ago by Elisanne M
Instead of taking classes to learn one of these beads, I now have a book with many different shapes and styles. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Doreen