Marcia DeCoster Presents – Book Review

Blogged under Good Books by Tammy on Monday 19 May 2014 at 9:14 am

For the lover of all things beadwork related, Marcia DeCoster Presents: Interviews with 30 Beaders on Inspiration & Technique (Spotlight on Beading Series), a new title from Lark Books ($26.95 US; $29.95 Canada; copyright February 2014), is worth considering.This books is not a how-to project book or even a gallery style beadwork book. Instead, it brings you into the creative minds of thirty beadwork artists while showcasing their artistic talents. Some of the artists include Debi Keir-Nicholson, Edgar Lopez, Christina Vandervlist, and Cynthia Newcomer Daniel. Bead artists from around the world are included in this book, so you get a really wide range of perspectives on the craft.

The designs exhibited in the book are, for the most part, very intricate, and include a variety of bead weaving techniques. The artists show how innovative they can get by using common stitches with both common and unusual beads. If you are not attracted to bead woven jewelry, this would not be a good fit for you probably; however, for anyone who loves beadwork and especially has an appreciation for high-end bead weaving designs, you will enjoy viewing the beautiful jewelry shown within this text as well as reading what inspires and challenges each designer featured.

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