Today, I’d like to share with you the 3rd book I received from Lark Books, Shaped Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald.
First let me say that every book Diane has ever written about beading is just awesome, and Shaped Beadwork is no exception.
In this book, Diane inspires us with her bead-weaving techniques. She explains how to create beaded beads and jewelry using mainly the peyote stitch. If you have not tried this stitch yet, you can learn the basics with this book, but it quickly moves to a more advanced peyote. With a little patience, you will learn how to create circles, bezels, triangles, hexagons, squares, and other interesting shapes using Japanese seed beads, beading needles & thread.
I love Diane’s books because her diagrams both intrigue & baffle my mind – mostly because I tend not to think in this methodical way of beading. It just doesn’t seem natural to do beadwork with such scientific preciseness! But, if you would like to give this technique a shot, this is a great book to start out with.
Learn how to make beaded pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, beaded beads, and pretty pink flowers. Once you master this technique, I bet you’ll be inspired to create something entirely new and unique that you never thought would be possible… Happy beading! 🙂
*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.