Friday, April 6, 2007

"Making Beautiful Beads" by Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott

Making Beautiful Beads by Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, editor
2002, Lark Books
ISBN 1-57990-288-x

Making Beautiful Beads is a fabulously pictured book for those who are interested in making the beads they use in pieces of art and in jewelry.

There are directions you can actually use for making beads out of felt, paper, metal, polymer clay and glass. I had these vague concepts dancing around in my head on the how-to’s involved with several of these types of beads until I saw this book.

Making Beautiful Beads is illustrated with detailed how-to pictures, but also with finished beads done by a variety of artists. They aren’t your hum-drum designs. These are flashy, imaginative and clearly cutting edge beads. For a person new to making beads this is an ideal book to use for beads to aspire to.

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