Here it is, here it is, here it is!! I am so excited to introduce you to my newest baby: my first e-book!
I have written it especially for those of you who have asked me over the years for advice on bead embroidery: what materials to use, what stitches to start with, how to finish up a project with a professional looking edge, and all the rest. I have also written it for those of you who have desired to try bead embroidery, but have just not quite gotten around to it yet. And I've also written it for those of you who have done bead embroidery and who just want to know what techniques I happen to use :-)
Please take a look at it! Download your own copy or read it online, and then let me know what you think. Should I continue and write more chapters? I've got so many ideas floating around for more...more dimensional beading, more work with unusual materials, more altered surface fun...in short, lots more stories to share!
There will be a link over in The Basics section of the sidebar, and at least for awhile, there will be a sticky at the top of the blog. I hope I don't make you totally sick of it before I even get started!
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Hugs and Happy Beading ...
Beth, I'm delighted that you are going to find it useful. If you make a beaded cover, I really want to see it!!
Thank so much for the opportunity to own such amazing piece of learning literature....If for you it's ok I linked you to my blog with a post, you deserve it....
Your photos are so beautiful, clear, and helpful! The text is lovely to read. I think anyone could learn how to do these stitches from your photos (I'm sure even I could - and I definitely don't have a talent for any type of stitchery.) :o)
The SunShower Necklace project is a really cool piece, and you make it look so do-able. Also the gallery pieces at the end are absolutely inspiring.
I think your lovely new ebook is better and more helpful than many published jewelry making books I've seen.
May I recommend your ebook to my readers?
So many of tutorial or instruction books don't go into enough detail and you have given such great detail and some of the very best pictures I've seen in a long time.
Kudos to you!!
Your photos are very clear and explain each step clearly and I love the finished pieces at the end of the chapter.
Carol (N Ire)