100 Beaded Jewelry Designs

By Stphanie Burnham
© Interweave Press
Book Review by Karen Dowling

This book is for the seed beader in our midst. All levels of experience could find something in these pages, if only inspiration for the more advanced beaders. Peyote stitch spirals, tubular peyote, the ladder stitch, and herringbone rope are all featured in the projects which are well illustrated with graphics and color photos throughout. A necklace and bracelet of antique buttons, an elegant Victorian necklace choker, and lotus flower lariat and earrings are just some of the 67 projects depicted here. The final 30 pages show the techniques, tools, and materials needed. The advanced beader could take some of these projects and use them as a jumping off point to something even more elaborate, while the intermediate beader could improve their skills and gain ideas, and with every project so well illustrated the beginner beader shouldn’t feel overwhelmed.