J is for Jane Lock....
Jane Lock is the author of this wonderful book, The Art of Beadwork:
And here comes my shameless plug....a pair of earrings I made are on page 116! This pair!!!
It still gives me goosebumps when I open to this page! But what's even more exciting is how great this book is! Here is my review on Amazon:
Great reference book for beaders of ALL levels. This book is very current. Jane's writing is very conversational and I was delighted by all the anecdotal tips sprinkled in the book that show Jane has really 'been there' when she's talking about her beading experiences and sharing her wisdom! This book covers all aspects of beading from supplies to techniques, and has a great selection of projects.
I highly recommend this book and feel that it should be in every beader's library!
And speaking of books, KJ over at Silver Parrot is doing a huge book and beads giveaway that you can check out by clicking here.
Also - if you haven't seen it yet, Therese and Christine are hosting another A Time To Stitch (ATTS) challenge. This is a fun one, and should be a great study on design, color, shape, finish etc...! Check it out here!
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