Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs

Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs

by Maggie Meister
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Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs by Maggie Meister

This entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's bestselling Beadweaving Master Class series showcases the amazing work of renowned beader and teacher Maggie Meister. Drawing on patterns and motifs as diverse as classical Roman arts, Middle Eastern textiles, and European architecture, Maggie has created 20 exquisite projects for beaders to make that incorporate a variety of stitches.
Her magnificent pieces include wonderfully creative earrings, necklaces, and cuffs, among them a Matriarch's Cuff, which builds on the design of a 17th century Jewish wedding ring; a Sappho Necklace that incorporates designs from ancient mosaics; and a Santa Sofia Pendant that borrows shapes from the onion-dome church steeples found throughout Europe.
The book includes a gallery of the artist's work.
Maggie Meister was a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in the Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, and Rachel Nelson-Smith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600596919
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Beadweaving Master Class Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Maggie Meister's designs came to fruition when her family moved to Naples in 1998 and her lifelong passions in history, archeology, and beads merged. She teaches workshops in the United States, Italy, Germany, and Turkey, and her work has been exhibited in Milan and Capri. Maggie's designs have been published in various publications such as Beadwork, Bead & Button, RavennAntica, and Masters: Beadweaving (Lark Books, 2008). She lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn more about her at

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LAJewelryDesigns More than 1 year ago
Reading this book, I feel as though I've stepped back in time. Maggie Meister of Amphora Designs has managed to recreate the essence of century's old jewelry designs, but in seed beads. In Chapter 3, she shows a gold seed bead bracelet that is so breathtaking and the original that inspired the design. It's truly fascinating to read the history behind the designs in this book, all museum quality pieces. This is a must have for any serious seed beader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Maggie's designs are timeless! The detail and attention to authenticity is superior. Designs lend themselves to all levels of beaders.
MrsRh More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book!! The patterns are beautiful!!! Ms Meister is one of our national treasures in beading design!!! Must buy if beading is your passion!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago