I thought I would do these book reviews and try to focus on something other than pain.
Let see how it goes. LOL.
The first book is by Marthe Le Van. Marthe has put together, along with 20 designers, a book that is interesting and full of some techniques you may not be aware of. The book is all about creating jewelry with fabric. Now, my beading friends always say I love the "F" word, FABRIC! because I incorporate so much of it in my work. So I was delighted to see what how other's use the "F" word. As always Lark has produced a photo filled book that gives excellent instruction with precise detail. If you already use fabric in your jewelry making or just want to learn something new this book is the one for you. 20 projects and ideas that will allow you to create in a very different manner.
Making Fabric Jewelry
Mathe Le Van
Being in bed for the last 2 plus weeks I was so happy when Mike brought this book into me.
Thanks Ray for sending it.
This is the new Showcase 500 beaded jewelry series. IT IS FANTASTIC! I was completely thrilled to see some of my very good friends represented in this book. Ray Hemachandra has presented old and new pieces through out the book in elegance and charm. I think out of all the 500 jewelry series this just may be my favorite. Every page is filled with the inspiration and creative spirit of the artists. The photography is excellent and the jewelry perfectly placed on every page. This book captures the imagination and then allows it to flow to the next page. I do like this book very much and highly recommend it to any artists in any medium.
My very long time friends
Dot Lewallen who is also featured in my "FlatWork" Book
my very good Florence, OR. Friend Kelly Angeley, also in my "FlatWork" book
These are just a sampling of the outstanding art presented in Showcase 500 beaded jewelry
Honor and Integrity in Life in Art