Bead Fantasies II: More Beautiful, Easy-to-make Jewelry

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Japan Publications Trading, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 84 pages
Create unique, high-fashion accessories using beads.

From the streets to the runways, beaded jewelry and accessories continue to be seen everywhere.

Now, with beautiful color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. The book is divided into three sections. The first part focuses on different accessories designed around one motif, for example a clover, a diamondshaped flower, a crown. The second section offers patterns that allow readers to use their own beads to create completely original pieces. The third part, entitled "Bead Items," is organized by type of accessory- rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Bead Fantasies II offers features that will be indispensable to the novice beader: an introduction to various kinds of beads, beading techniques with step-by-step color pictures, and descriptions of tools which the reader will need to get started.

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This is the best beading book I have ever read (And I've read every one in my local library).
The designs are absolutely beautiful and look a lot more complicated than they actually are.
This book
might not quite be for beginners, as a few of the patters require experience in beading and beadweaving, and can be pretty time-consuming.
I can't wait to get my hands on the other volumes!
I give it a 10 out of 10!

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Beautiful book on bead weaving with great how to illustrations for the intricate pendants. I wish there was more! Read full review

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About the author (2005)

TAKAKO SAMEJIMA has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier named Crystalloid in 1995. Her characteristic designs-chic, colorful, sophisticated motifs- are popular among beaders and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.

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