Confession: I did a HUGE happy dance when I picked up a copy of this book and saw my earrings in there!!! Of course I had to send them in to be photographed for the book so I knew they were going to be in there....but actually seeing it...WOW!
So not only am I excited that my earrings were included in this book....I'm excited to be in a book of such great quality! It is a great companion book for beaders at any level. I am so impressed by how current and well organized this book is! I feel like I can speak from authority here having learned everything I know from bead books (that were published 20 years ago!)
Jane Lock covers it all in this book! The gallery is an inspirational collection of work. There is a great reference section covering in detail all aspects of beading...from shapes & sizes of beads to color & design, and everything in between. There are plenty of pages featuring stitch techniques And if you are ready to try out all you've learned, there are five tutorials/projects created by super talented designers!
Jane Lock's book is well written and peppered with tons of wonderful little tips and tricks!
Here is a link to the book on Amazon.
I can't wait to try all the projects in this book!
In the meanwhile - I've been squeezing in a wee bit of beading lately now that I am beginning to feel a rhythm with my new job. I got a wild hare to try weaving some peyote stitch strips....weaving some weaving...it's getting a bit frustrating as it falls apart quite a bit.... but I may try to play with it a little more before I give up!
I have had these "satin" delicas for many years now and never used them, but I looooooooove the way they look when they are woven together!