Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Dimensional Beaded Embroidery : A Reference Guide To Techniques" by Jamie Cloud Eakin

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts; 1 edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600597961
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches 
This new book from Lark is a real treat for bead-o-philes everywhere.  The directions are clear and complete, concise, well illustrated and well written and easy to follow.

The chapters include:
  • Materials and Tools
  • Basic Techniques
  • Getting Started and Designing
  • Using Components
  • Surface Stitches
  • Bezel Stitches
  • Edge Treatment Stitches
  • Attachment Stitches
  • The Projects !
There is a wealth of information in this well designed book and, if you're not already into bead embroidery - you surely will be by the time you've paged through this book. I have to admit that jewelry making has never been one of my greater obsessions, but thanks to being able to see some of the amazing jewelry making titles in the Lark line up I have to confess that I have dabbled a bit! Good Lord - one more thing to add to my peripatetic resume! I am, however, trying to stick to small things like earrings. If you have a hankering for beaded embroidery or are, like me, a technique junkie, this is a good book to have in your library! You'll be able to create these amazing beaded embroidery projects easily by following the super well done instructions! Go on - you know you need another obsession don't you ?!

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