Diane Fitzgerald is one of the world's most well known and highly regarded bead artists. For over twenty years, she has shared her love and knowledge of beads without hesitation. She's travelled the world and generously tells all about her experiences.
The thing I truly enjoyed most about this book was the in-depth "getting to know" Diane.
I've never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, although in the same room on a couple of occasions, just didn't have the opportunity of introducing myself. Jean Campbell wrote a fabulous Foreward all about Diane's beading career. In those three pages, I learned so much about Diane that I now feel I could call her a friend. Jean wrote a great intro !!
The projects in this book are inspirational !!
For the most advanced bead weaver, these projects can draw you back to the days when you were first learning about knotting, or stringing and crimping. As creative souls, sometimes we need to drift ourselves back to those days.
For those just getting started, its an amazing reference and visual guidebook.
Diane's knowledge of almost everything beady sure shines through in this book.
She uses colors that make statement pieces sing.
Many of the projects have variations illustrated after the main set of instructions. I found these to be not only visually inspirational but thought provoking on how you can use your newly acquired skill set for the next project!
Diane is a master of her art. I believe even the most experienced beaders will find something in this book that they didn't know and can prompt them to try something new !!
Lark Publishing is to be applauded as they have given us THREE sample projects from Diane's book:
Diamond Chain Bracelet
Fortune Teller Beads Necklace
Midnight Snowflakes Necklace
Bead and Glass Boutique is currently sold out of this book! (they went fast!)
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Please call us at 856-827-0000 !!
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