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

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

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by Sherry Serafini
 

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One of the world's top bead embroiderers has produced a stunning guide to her techniques. Sherry Serafini's headliner pieces have won admirers-including many celebrities-for their lavish beaded surfaces. Here, Serafini explains all the fundamentals behind her gorgeous work, from stitches to color theory, and gives step-by-step instructions for 25 beautifully

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One of the world's top bead embroiderers has produced a stunning guide to her techniques. Sherry Serafini's headliner pieces have won admirers-including many celebrities-for their lavish beaded surfaces. Here, Serafini explains all the fundamentals behind her gorgeous work, from stitches to color theory, and gives step-by-step instructions for 25 beautifully textured projects-all featuring a showstopping focal point.

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"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. . . . 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   "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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600596728
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Beadweaving Master Class Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sherry Sherafini is a beadwork artist who has been creating beaded body adornment since 1997. She was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine, lectures and teaches throughout the US, and has won numerous awards for excellence in design. Her one-of-a-kind beaded art is known internationally and is owned and worn by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Melissa Etheridge, and Fergie. Sherry coauthored TheArt of Bead Embroidery (Kalmbach Books) with artist and dear friend Heidi Kummli, and is featured in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark). She resides in Natrona Heights, PA with her two daughters Erika and Nikki and her Boston Terrier Bailey.

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Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOTS OF GREAT PICTURES FOR A VARIETY OF INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
joyofbeading More than 1 year ago
Love it! great ideas easy to follow. A must to have
ZQuilts More than 1 year ago
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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tcpalette More than 1 year ago
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.