Beautiful Beadwork from Nature

16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World

By Melissa Shippee (Author)

Price$27.95

Format Hardcover

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Beautiful Beadwork from Nature

16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World

by Melissa Shippee

$27.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
16 gorgeous beaded jewelry projects for intermediate-to-advanced beaders, featuring one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired designs.

 “The elaborate process of creating tiny beaded works of art has never been so well-captured.” —Booklist (Starred review)

Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration.
PRAISE
“The elaborate process of creating tiny beaded works of art has never been so well-captured. Devoting several pages to explaining each of her 16 projects, Shippee emphasizes the painstaking nature of the beautiful creations at hand. While this is not a book for beginning beaders, it lives up to its billing: everything is nature-inspired. Among the more unusual projects are an ocean-waves bracelet that mimics water movements, jellyfish-tassel earrings that sway with the wearer, and a snail-bead necklace (shown on the cover) worn as a statement piece. The book's first two chapters cover tools and materials (from mat surface to bead identification) and techniques, such as netting, ladder stitches, and the prismatic right-angle weave, either three or five-sided (PRAW 3 or 5). Project directions are intensive, with both step-by-step narrative and so-necessary accompanying illustrations. Good color photographs of the finished jewelry are featured alongside information such as skill level, color symbols, dimensions, materials, tools, techniques, and variations (simplification, different colors, and the like). This will naturally inspire beaders to up their skills. —Booklist
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Melissa Shippee’s beaded jewelry has won numerous awards and appeared on the covers of Beadwork and Bead&Button. In 2017, she was named one of Beadwork magazine's designers of the year. Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including at the Bead&Button Show, and she sells kits featuring her beadwork designs on her website. She is the author of I Can Herringbone and a contributor to Beading All Stars, 500 Necklaces, and 1,000 Beads (all Lark). She lives in Ashford, CT. Learn more about her on mgsdesigns.net.

Pub Date: 5/7/2019

ISBN: 9781454710776

Price: $27.95 / $37.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 176 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Crafts / Beading

Publisher: Lark Crafts

Carton Quantity: 16