- Series: Beadweaving Master Class Series
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts (August 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600596916
- ISBN-13: 978-1600596919
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs (Beadweaving Master Class Series) Hardcover – August 2, 2011
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“I greatly enjoyed reading this lavishly illustrated treasure. I also enjoyed the added variety of options and ideas she gave with each design, for example, her pendant that could be re-sized for earrings or multiplied for a bracelet. In the introductory section on stitches she included valuable information on how to combine or switch between types of stitches. This is something that is not even mentioned in beginning beading books. Her Basic Beading Kit will be a starting point for all my future projects. Her ornate closures were in keeping with each piece she designed, adding to the historic feel. I tried the St. Petersburg chain and found her instructions well written and the graphics easy to follow. Just looking through the book and seeing the objects she was able to interpret in beads and the gallery of even more elaborate pieces inspired me.” - Linda Feinberg, Chicago Metal Arts Guild blog, March 2012
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A great addition to any bead lover's library.
Some of the designs are worked with a looser threadpath, so trying to get the same shape as in the original almost feels like trying to copy someone else's handwriting. It takes several tries.
That said the styles are so diverse there's something to interest everyone. I love the author's historical style. I am very glad I got this book.
I've had the joy of having MM as a teacher and she is one of, if not the best. But not only is she excellent in person, she is just as good on paper. Her directions are detailed, enlarged, showing bead by bead, direction, word by word. One cannot fail. She is superb.
And so are her designs. I've made several of her designs, all earrings and bracelets. They are show stoppers and conversation starters.
And,like Jean Yates, I think my favorite in this book is the last bracelet in the book created in a rich ivory with gold accents and ivy growing along its length. I don't have my book right next to me,so I don't have the name, but its image is rich in my mind. I need to go search through my Delicas right now!
Note that most of the designs are quite ornate, so make sure you like at least some of the designs before purchasing.