The Art of Beadwork

The Art of Beadwork

Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design

Book - 2005
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Written by renowned jewellery designer Valerie Hector, this book introduces readers to the quality, diversity, and artistry of beadwork from around the world, from ancient to modern. Rather than providing instructions for simply copying designs, this book teaches beaders to translate one or more of a piece's characteristics--colour, design, technique, and dimensionality--into innovative contemporary jewellery designs. This book guides readers through 24 exquisite projects--necklaces, earrings, pendants, pins, bracelets, hair ornaments, and bags--inspired by museum-quality beadworks from cultures in four geographic regions: Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005.
ISBN: 9780823003075
0823003078
Characteristics: 160 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.

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TE_G Jan 13, 2012

This is a beautiful book and Saint John Free Public Library rebound it so it is in good shape. The book presents the history of beading throughout the world, contemporary beading artists and their sources of inspiration from the bead work of different cultures. Each chapter is accompanied by well illustrated patterns for advanced beaders who are looking for complexity and beauty.

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