Do you know Irina Miech's work from Bead&Button magazine? If so, I know you'll be anxious to see her new book Classic Style - Fresh Look. Using only simple stringing and basic wire work, Irina shows you 30 classically styled projects along with 30 more up-to-date variations...60 projects in all! How fun!
This is a great book if you're feeling a bit stuck. Irina keeps emphasizing adaptability...taking a traditional design and technique, and tweaking them in a way that will allow endless variations, modernizing the look. Most of the the techniques are really so basic that you'll need no instructions. But fear not if you're a beginner. This is a Kalmbach book, so you can expect to see clearly rendered instructions for the few things you may not know.
My personal favorites are the updates that Irina does with multi-strand necklaces. Very very cool.
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Would you like to win a copy of Classic Style - Fresh Look? Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!
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