The last several years have produced the largest explosion of new seed bead shapes, sizes, and colors in the history of modern beading Jewelry artists are craving expert guidance on how to use these unique new bead shapes to their best advantage Enter Anna Elizabeth Draeger This adored author has developed over 50 creative ideas for stitching with Tilas, peanuts, and daggers and collected them all in her exciting new book, Great Designs for Shaped Beads Stay on the cutting edge of this trend with Annas new collection....
|Title||:||Great Designs for Shaped Beads: Tilas, Peanuts, and Daggers|
|Number of Pages||:||397 Pages|
|File Size||:||596 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Great Designs for Shaped Beads: Tilas, Peanuts, and Daggers Reviews
After her book 'Crystal Brilliance', it really didn't surprise me that this book is stunning. I love the designs. Almost every design in the book is begging me to get the beads out and start stitching and that's pretty amazing. The designs are clever, interesting, lovely, and even adorable. Some are very dainty and pretty and others are more geometric and less 'girly' looking and lots are somewhere in between.
There are some good and imaginative patterns here, but the written directions are horribly written. I wonder if there were people who tested these patterns before the book went to print. I also discovered that the author doesn't lay out all of the supplies needed. I was in the middle of a project, and only then discovered thatI needed certain beads that were not in the supply list.
I love the designs in this book. I have just started bead stitching and have picked up quite a few tilas and peanuts. As a beginning bead stitcher there are projects that are simple enough for me to do. I have already tried two of the designs and even made my own variations.
I have purchased at least 15 beading books. Generally I am pleased if I like 4-5 designs in each. This book is amazing---received my copy yesterday and can't wait to try some of the designs. I found at least 15 that I love. The directions appear very clear and the design options are excellent. I will definitely check out Ms Draeger's other books.
Love the book cannot wait to make all the different projects, already started on some, it is a great way to learn how to use thos odd shaped beads, the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
The is definately a keeper. It shows many ways to use the newly shaped beads that come out. I have several ideas that were sparked by this book. I particulary like the bracelets using the tila beads on edge. Only an expert designer would think of that.
I wanted ideas for using the Super Duos and Peanut beads, and I knew from experience that Anna Elizabeth Draeger's book would have great ideas. I found some easy patterns and good directions.