1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 408 pages
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They’re the very best in contemporary glass beadmaking, 1000 dazzling and unique examples by an international array of artists. This color survey has it all: the beads come single or in multiples, in jewelry or sculptural pieces, flameworked and kilnformed; and their diversity and beauty are amazing. Julia Skop’s intriguing Secret Surprise showcases clear glass beads with millefiori slices at the ends. Bruce St. John crafts his beads out of diachroic glass, then fuses and coldworks them at the lapidary well after completion. Nebula Black Necklace, from Rene Roberts, features an organic-looking focal bead adorned with fine metal leaf, glass shards, and a subtle dot decoration. An artist’s comment and detail image accompany many of the photos. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
 

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User Review  - seph - LibraryThing

A feast for the eyes, this book is filled with page after page of stunning beads, like a bound museum displaying the best of the best bead art. Whether I'm getting ready to make some beads or paint or ... Read full review

1000 Glass Beads

User Review  - wildwares - Overstock.com

This has to be the quintessential book on the best of the best of lampwork bead making. The artists showcased in this book come from all walks of life and at all levels in glass ability. I own two ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
42
Section 2
77
Section 3
92
Section 4
99
Section 5
101
Section 6
146
Section 7
162
Section 8
182
Section 12
266
Section 13
267
Section 14
271
Section 15
278
Section 16
328
Section 17
341
Section 18
385
Section 19
389

Section 9
183
Section 10
232
Section 11
243
Section 20
396
Section 21
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About the author (2004)

Valerie Shrader has been sewing for decades and has a lifelong appreciation of textiles and related crafts. She is also a writer and photographer, and spent several years making jewelry, specializing in bead and wire designs.

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