Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects: Designs From Stringing To Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading) By Diane Fitzgerald
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(11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #15399 in Books
- Published on: 2012-03-06
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .0" h x .0" w x .0" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 128 pages
"The illustrations are clear, the instructions concise, and there are lots of inspirational photos throughout. For anyone interested in understanding geometric beadwork, this book is a must-have." - Bead&Button magazine
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Add this to your bead book library!
By Mona Isaacs
Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects is another great addition to my bead book library. This book includes projects with a range of techniques and skill levels so its a good choice for anyone looking for some inspiration. The directions are exactly what we have come to expect from Diane - very easy to follow with great tips included.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Fun projects, well diagrammed, great book for beginning beadweavers
By Shala Kerrigan
Diane Fitzgerald is very well known in the beading community, she's been writing books and helping beaders learn new techniques for years.
This collection of her favorite projects is a great resource for people who are just starting with bead weaving. The projects are dramatic, wearable and use a variety of stitches that are diagrammed well enough for a beginner to follow.
Each of the projects has complete instructions. So instead of an introduction providing an overview of materials and techniques, it starts with an introduction to Diane Fitzgerald and her contributions to the beading community written by another notable luminary, Jean Campbell. Then it gets straight into the projects.
Starting for absolute beginners is the One to Many Strand Necklace, which is an older project of Diane's that works just wonderfully with today's trend for statement necklaces. The many strands are dense and heavy with seed beads, and well balanced by graduated beads in the "one strand" part.
Then the projects get more complicated, ropes worked around cord cores, peyote, netting, brick stitch and square stitch, hexagonal weaving and other stitches.
My favorite projects in this book are:
Apple Blossom Necklace- A netted tube worked over a core and accented with a bead embellished ribbon flower
Button Doll Ornament- this little button man reminds me of necklaces I strung for my daughter when she was little. A simple thread path to make something adorable
Yao Necklace- A very dramatic looking necklace made in motifs which are square stitched
Shimmering Waves - Super easy peyote variation that makes a gorgeous necklace
One of the things I like best about this book is the supplies for the necklaces are very easy to find. Very standard bead types make it a project book that's very accessible. A good bead store should have everything you need except for some supplies you might need to find at a craft or fabric store.
Advanced beaders who want more of a challenge might be happier with Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork or Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance.
[I received a complimentary copy of the book to review on my bead site- BellaOnline Beadwork. My reviews are always my honest opinion]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
By Bequia Bird
This is an excellent book. With 24 fabulous projects, easy-to-follow instructions and a photo gallery, it is a wealth of beading ideas and instructions. I have successfully completed several of the projects in this book, and have never been disappointed. The projects vary broadly in style and complexity, so whether you are a novice or experienced beadier, you are sure to find something here to get excited about!
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