Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book review: Contemporary Cube Bead Designs



Have all the new gorgeous cube-shaped beads caught your eye, but you don't know quite what to do with them other than stringing?  Or maybe you've already fallen under their spell and you'd like more ideas.  Either way, you're going to love Virginia Jensen's book, Contemporary Cube Bead Designs.  In this new Kalmbach book, Virginia shows you how to use different sized cube beads in herringbone, peyote, ladder, St Petersburg chain, brick, and square stitch patterns.  But wait!  Let's back up a minute...

Don't skip the introductory material where virginia discusses the myriad of new cubes available from different suppliers.  Each has its own features, and it is important to know the differences before you pick the beads for your project.  Although she does not discuss Tila beads (2 holed) in the introduction, there are a few designs that use them.

There are 29 projects plus many suggestions for variants.  If you've been wanting to add more cubes to your repertoire, I think you'll be very pleased with this book.



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1 comment:

Saturday Sequins said...

How awesome! I love cube beads. I've been using a lot of the really small ones in my beadweaving, and they stack so neatly -- I love the look. :)

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