Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects

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In this entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's celebrated Beadweaving Master Class series, one of the world's top bead embroiderers and teachers has produced an accessible guide to her techniques and art for beginners and advanced beaders alike.
 
Sherry Serafini's wonderful pieces have won admirers for their lavish beaded surfaces. Serafini explains the fundamentals...
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Overview

In this entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's celebrated Beadweaving Master Class series, one of the world's top bead embroiderers and teachers has produced an accessible guide to her techniques and art for beginners and advanced beaders alike.
 
Sherry Serafini's wonderful pieces have won admirers for their lavish beaded surfaces. Serafini explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to color theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects that feature fabulous focal-point beads.
 
Sherry Serafini is a renowned beading teacher and a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a magnificent book that deserves a place in every serious beader's collection. Sherry's artistry and talent for teaching come through in every page to make this book a must-have for new and experienced beaders alike." - About.com: Beadwork

 
"Sherry Serafini's beadwork and jewelry projects are truly masterful, and for intermediate to advanced beaders this book, like all the books in the Beadweaving Master Class series, will be inspirational and sought after. Yet, because the book primarily utilizes (and teaches) bead embroidery, it is also accessible and doable for beginning beaders and general crafters. And Sherry's work and voice both make the book simply great fun." - Ray Hemachandra
 
"When I think of bead embroidery, Sherry Serafini usually comes to mind. Her excellent choices of materials, precise stitching, and overall knock-out creations are inspiring to say the least. If you are familiar with embroidery, this book is set up for you to jump right in, but a motivated beginner shouldn't have any trouble following the clear instructions either." - Bead&Button

 
"If you're one of the many beaders who can't get enough of Sherry Serafini's exquisite work, you'll love her new book. Twenty-five stunning jewelry projects from simple rings to elaborate neckpieces will have you stitching Sherry's way in no time." - Super Beadwork

 
"As inspirational books go, this is one of the finest. It shouldn't just be on a bookshelf but on the coffee table for all to admire." - Beading Gem
 
"Mesmerizing! Scintillating! Lavish! Each page is breathtaking in the sheer brilliance of the work. Sherry brings the simplicity of it all to you, to enable you to recreate her patterns or explore your own voice and then reap the rewards of satisfaction in self-expression. Few, if any, people throughout the course of bead history have taken beads to this thrilling new height." - Diane Fitzgerald
 
"Sherry's use of sophisticated color palettes combined with her graceful design aesthetic create the most exquisite jewelry. The breadth of information Sherry details, together with the beautiful photographic examples of her work and excellent illustration, will have you producing your own masterpieces." - Marcia DeCoster
 
"This is the most beautiful instruction book Lark has published. Sherry's wild creativity, gorgeous colors, and vibrant spirit imbue each page. Her designs range from elegantly sophisticated to edgy chic. She will inspire you to push your boundaries and try anything with beads." - Margie Deeb
 
"Sherry Serafini continues to astonish the beading world with the sheer breadth of her creativity. Through a marvelous array of projects and stunning designs, Sherry brings the details of her amazing skill to the table in a way that all beaders will understand and appreciate. This is a must-have, inspirational book for any person with a desire to create and the guts to try." - Ann Benson
 
"This book is one of the best I've seen. The designs are original and gloriously beady. Bling in all the right places. Clear, well-illustrated instructions are a hallmark of the way Lark does books, and this book is no exception. (These) exquisite creations will make you want to adorn yourself with beaded beauties and make gifts for your friends as well. Another 5-star crafting book from Lark." - Books by the Willow Tree

 
"Serafini’s graphic design and fine art skills shine in brilliant color in this book of breathtaking jewelry art that is part instruction and part inspiration. Exquisite pieces dazzle with an aesthetic that is regal yet whimsical. The 25 pieces of wearable art include rings, brooches, necklaces, and bracelets using focal points such as cabochons, exotic buttons and a variety of other objects which are imbedded and strung into a mosaic of beads. Casual browser and serious artisan will enjoy the images of finished pieces as well as the photos of some of Serafini’s more elaborate work." - Booklist
 
"This is a fabulous book. If you've ever wanted to try bead embroidery this would be a great book to have both for projects and reference for the various stitches and techniques. The instructions are well written, and the supply lists give you size and color names of the beads used in the projects." - York Region Beaders Guild

"The designs in this book are impressive, to say the least. I kept catching myself saying 'Wow.' With 25 projects, there is a lot to pick from too." - About.com Jewelry Making

"One of the queens of bead embroidery, Sherry Serafini, has been tapped to write one of the Beadweaving Master Class series for Lark Jewelry & Beading. Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery joins the series with 25 beautiful projects that she leads you through step by step. As with all the books in the Beadweaving Master Class series, a serious beginner will find the book enthralling. Intermediates and advanced practitioners will find much to challenge and inspire. I recommend this book as much for its inspirational value as for its clear teaching." - Beading Arts

"Her book is excellent. She gives the methods she uses to design those amazing pieces. The projects are very adaptable to your personal tastes. If you're a beginner to bead embroidery, the rings, earrings and brooches are smaller projects that will help you learn the basics of bead embroidery. If you're ready for a bigger challenge, the cuff bracelets have more beadwork and a bigger canvas for creation. Then you can learn to do the collars. The intricately beaded and impressive collars are just wonderful. It's a wonderful resource for bead embroidery enthusiasts and people who would like to learn how to do bead embroidery. It is absolutely sensational." - Bella Online

"Her beaded creations are wearable art. Sherry shares both step-by-step instructions in her book for 25 projects along with basic rules and stitches for you to explore and develop your own creative voice." - Craft Gossip

"A true work of art!" - L.A. Jewelry Designs

"Voted a Top 10 Teacher by Bead & Button magazine, beadwork artist Sherry Serafini shows how to create 25 stunning pieces to wear. The designs are truly show stopping. This book is appropriate for all levels, but some of the jewelry pieces are geared for advanced beaders. A thorough look at all the jewelry pieces show the reader just what can be accomplished with a simple needle and thread and different craft beads, both old and new." - Suite101

"If you have had the desire to create with the bead embroidery technique, then this is the book to buy. Brilliance on every page!" - The Beadwright

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600596728
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: Beadweaving Master Class Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 350,763
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING, A MUST FOR THE SERIOUS BEADER.

    LOTS OF GREAT PICTURES FOR A VARIETY OF INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Excellent; as are all of her books

    If you enjoy this bead medium there is a wealth of information to be gleaned from this book. Ms. Serafini is one of the best when it comes to bead embroidery. I own all of her books and this one is magnificent.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    A Must in your Library

    Love it! great ideas easy to follow. A must to have

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

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    Simply Stunning!

    Another 5 start crafting book from Lark. I've been interested in bead weaving - and have thought I would like to try my hand at it. This book is one of the best I've seen. The designs are original and gloriously beady. Bling in all the right places. Clear, well illustrated instructions are a hallmark of the way Lark does books - and this book is no exception to the rule. I can always count on being able to understand the way something is made when the photographs and written instructions are clear enough.


    This is a'feast your eyes' book as well and instructional. Exquisite creations that will, I'm sure, make you want to adorn yourself with beaded beauties - and make gifts for your friends as well.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    What a Wonderful Book!

    Congratulations to Sherry on her newest book! This collection of beautiful designs will inspire anyone who appreciates beadwork. The directions are well thought out and easy to follow. Her bead embroidery is awe inspiring and true to the book's name -"sensational". Sherry's color combinations and sense of design are unmatched in the beading industry. Whether you are an experienced beader wanting to try a new avenue or just appreciate fine bead work, this book will NOT disappoint you.

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