Beading Works of Art is a series of beadwork project books, inspired by the colors, textures, and formsof historical art and craft traditions. The authors present full instructions for 12 one-of-a-kind beadwork projects inspired by their favorite masterpieces—by some of the world’s finest artists.
In this volume, working with a “canvas” of beads, thread, and a variety of techniques—from stringing to weaving—readers learn to recreate the jewelry and home decor objects of the Art Nouveau period, an art style known for its graceful, flowing curves and natural shapes. The historical photograph that inspired each project and detailed step-by-step instructions and drawings are included, too.
About the Author
Judith Durant, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was a contributing editor to Beadwork magazine and is the co-author of The Beader's Companion. She has also worked as a costume designer and as a book editor for Drama Books, Interweave Press, Storey Publishing, and others. Jean Campbell is a freelance craft editor and author. She is the founding editor of Interweave’s Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 40 books. Jean has appeared on the DIY Jewelry Making show, The Shay Pendray Show, and PBS' Beads, Baubles, and Jewels where she gives how-to instructions, provides inspiration, and offers crafting advice. She lives in Eden Prairie, MN. Visit her online at http://www.jeancampbellink.com.