Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Book review: Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects

Do you love Diane Fitzgerald and her amazing work as much as I do?  You'd better, or else let me tell're just plain wrong!

In this beautiful brand new Lark publication, Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects, Diane shares 24 never-before-published projects that actually span both her incredible 20 year career and her amazing technical skills.  If you've ever wanted an introduction to beading like Diane, this book is it.  It would be great if all of us could actually take a class from her, but since that's not practical for some people, here's your chance to have Diane sitting right with you as you work through her projects. 

I would recommend this especially for beginners or advanced beginners who would like to be challenged to broaden both their skills and the materials they work with.  The instructions are easy to follow and have great tips included for creating your own variation on her projects. Crystals, seed beads, Lucite, pearls, two-holed beads, fabric, fused glass, lampwork beads, buttons, pressed glass shapes...Diane can do it all!

You can preview the book at two blog posts on Lark Crafts: download a PDF of the Fortune Teller Beads necklace project from the book here and see a preview of photos of projects in the book and download a PDF of the beautiful Midnight Snowflakes necklace project here.

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1 comment:

flyingbeader said...

I have three of Diane's books & I use them all the time. I got to met her last year in Milwaukee & told her that even when I was a beginner all her instructions made me a winner! She is so humble and a sweet lady.

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