This clever writer and bead artist, Rachel Nelson-Smith, combines her expertise in beading jazz in a very refreshing book full of detailed instructions, well executed examples and a number of fine pieces in the gallery showing work by different bead artists.
These projects are specific to increasing your skills using two foundation forms of off loom beading: the Peyote Stitch and Right Angle Weave. Nelson-Smith gives good illustrations on the foundations of these two forms and then shows the many different ways they can be used and combined.
The necklace is a good example of combining different stitches to create a very elegant product.
I have always loved the wonderful crystal rivolis and wanted to use them. The author shows several different applications with directions. This bracelet was one that I liked best.
The artist also shows her designs in different color ways which really helps point up how much can be changed with a simple color shift. the photo of the bracelets is a good example. Notice that you can change the sizes as well.
Please leave a comment along with your email address. October 15, I will randomly select one commenter for the book. Sorry, can only mail to USA.