I gotta tell ya, I consider myself a pretty well versed jeweler. I have made my living as a jewelry designer and crafter for almost 10 years now. All that being said when I picked up Mastering the Art of Beading: Essential Tools and Techniques Every Jewelry Maker Must Know by Geneieve Sterbenz I walked away learning a lot of new things. By God you can teach an old dog new crafty tricks. Wanna learn a few new beading tricks? Read on to see how you can win your own copy of Mastering the Art of Beading.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t actually do a lot of fine bead work. Most times I don’t have the patience for it. Flipping through Mastering the Art of Beading I am almost tempted to take a little ritalin and get my bead on. Projects with tons of teeny weenie seed beads like the La Vie en Rose Ring and Moonlight Night Necklace seem worth the effort.
Lucky for me there are plenty of “quicker” less intricate, but equally lovely projects in the book. Actually there are 40 different projects and over 800 pictures. This book is hefty coming in at almost 400 pages.
There is a huge techniques section, explanation of various types of beads and tools plus a nice sources and resources section. Whether you are a novice jewelry maker or an old pro like me there is something for everyone in Mastering the Art of Beading.
You have one week to leave me a comment about beadwork and you could be the lucky owner of Mastering the Art of Beading. I have two copies to give away. Do you love beading? Are you a big bead or small bead kind of gal?