Today, a large community of highly skilled beaders creates work that's every bit as much art as craft. This gorgeous book showcases 500 images of the world's best contemporary beaded jewellery, produced by 275 artists whose work is notable for exceptional technical expertise, innovative combinations and sheer beauty. Beaders of all levels will find much to admire - and inspire - in these pages.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Ray Hemachandra
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
Imprint: Lark Books,U.S.
Dimensions: Width: 20.30cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 20.30cm
ISBN 10: 1454703164
Publication Date: 16 August 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Opening this gorgeous hunk of a book is like walking into a high-end jewelry gallery. There are 500 full-color photographs of beaded jewelry--necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins and earrings--created by 275 artists with beads, wire, filament, and fiber. Some of the artists are well-known to beaders, like Carol Wilcox Wells and Diane Fitzgerald, and some not-so-well-known, with their work published for the first time. This makes for a heady blend of inspiration, ideas, and expression. Editor Hemachandra selected the 500 beaded objects from submissions by 360 artists from 30 countries. To his credit, no single style-bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead stringing-gets short shrift. The photography is of high professional standards, no Instagram shots by amateurs posted to Facebook, and is also instructively illustrative of the beadwork, offering closeup shots that will help the aspiring bead worker reproduce some of the techniques. -- Publishers Weekly
Ray Hemachandra is an editor for Lark Jewelry & Beading and the author of numerous 500 Series and Masters Series titles, including 500 Art Quilts, as well as The Penland Book of Glass (9781600591860) and Beading with World Beads (9781600592980).
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