The Art of Bead Embroidery: Technique, Design, and Inspiration

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Renowned bead embroidery artists Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini share their secrets for creating beautiful beadwork in The Art of Bead Embroidery. Twelve step-by-step projects guide readers from beginner to advanced skills, culminating in a broad collar design from each artist. An illustrated guide to stitches, fringes, and finishing techniques, plus tools and materials, offers a solid background or refresher on the basics. A section on design concepts, with advice from both Kummli and Serafini on color and texture, shows readers how to create their own unique bead embroidery pieces. Inspiring ideas and detailed instructions make this book a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create gorgeous jewelry and art pieces.


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Wonderful Book

User Review  - camelot123 -

I always learn from her books. She and Kummli share so much with starting beaders. Love it.This bookhowever presented Sherrys way of doing something then Heidis way. Two diffrent artists way of doing the same thing. Loved that!!!Well worth buying. Read full review

Good but wanting more....

User Review  - dcaruso -

The book has great information but I was disappointed in the projects. I was expecting projects exploding with color but instead I thought they where somewhat dull considering the magnificent work ... Read full review


Authors Note
Sherrys Foundation Lining and Backing
Freeform Brooch
Sherrys Fringe
Sherrys Inspiration
Sherrys Texture
Sherry and Heidis Gallery

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About the author (2007)

Heidi Kummli has won many honors for her work, including the Saul Bell award and several BeadDreams awards. She lives in Colorado.

Sherry Serafini's award-winning beadwork has been represented by beading companies and worn by celebrities, including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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