Hello everyone… it has been a busy few weeks with lots happening. I had a holiday, I had shoulder surgery and have been at home recovering. Due to the surgery I haven’t been beading very much, and what I have done has taken 3 times longer than usual as I keep having to take breaks.
On the upside, I have finally gotten around to reading some of the books that Lark have kindly sent me to review 😉
The first one I am reviewing is Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies.
I did actually buy a copy of this before my review copy arrived and I actually made one of the designs from it too… I made Verticals – photo below.
Now onto the book. I mostly enjoyed this book, the diagrams and photos are clear although at time the instructions are not so easy to follow for complete beginners. Thankfully I could understand most of the designs, although I have only made the one. I really like the way that chatons and rivolis are captured to show more of the crystals, although I have yet to try it out and see if secure. I have found in the past that customers tend to fiddle a lot with their jewellery, and as such I am not sure whether this technique of holding in the crystals would stand up. I will try to get my hands on some chatons to try it out, I think I would like to try the Three Crosses Necklace first – the simplicity and elegance of that particular design really appeals to me.
The book is a glorious riot of colour and beautiful beads and crystals and is lovely to read, there are a lot of tips and new techniques for me to try and I look forward to being able to get stuck back into it very soon.
You can buy your own copy of the book at Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabine-Lipperts-Beaded-Fantasies-Beadweaving/dp/145470246X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348157489&sr=8-1
Or if you pop along to my beady page on facebook –https://www.facebook.com/wingsmithsbeadedcreations and help me get up to 800 likes I am giving away this review copy to a random fan. Get over there…