Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!! Back in September, I wrote a review of Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith. Well, I now have a copy to GIVE AWAY!!!
As I wrote in my review, Rachel enjoys mixing it up. Even if you don't have a lot of experience with seed beads, I can still recommend it to you. As complicated as the projects appear, they are all based upon a few very basic stitches and wirework, all of which are profiled in the techniques section. Even if you've only started beading recently, if you are willing to practice the basics, you'll be able to follow along with Rachel's instructions. There are very clear illustrations and photos to take you through each and every step.
So here's my question for you: if you work with seed beads already, what do you most like making? If you don't work with them yet, what would you most like to be making? :-) Leave me a comment below, and you will automatically be entered into the drawing, which will take place next Wednesday evening.
Note: I've also got giveaways for different books starting today, Dec 9, 2009 on Jewelry & Beading and on Mixed Media Artist. Feel free to sign up for those too!
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When it comes to seed beads I seem to prefer light and lacy stitches like netting, RAW, pondo, african helix (just tried it for the first time) etc. With or without embellishment. In the near future I think I'll do some more bead embroidery, try to find my own style, preferably some sort of mixed media.
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They are seriously cool!