Bella Beaded Jewelry

By Donatella Ciotti
© Interweave Press
Book Review by Karen Dowling

The subtitle to this book is: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord and Ribbon. Some of the projects shown are: Pearl Waterfall, Corcheted Necklace and Bracelet. The designs are somewhat off the mainstream with safety pins and pearls incorporated into a crocheted bracelet or made into an Egyptian collar, knotted buttons, and wood beads strung together with wire wrapping techniques. Beautifully illustrated with a how-to section, this is probably more of a beginner’s book though the crocheting of metal may pushi it into the intermediate realm.