Saturday, September 21, 2013


Hi Everyone!
Do you beadweave? Always wanted to attempt beadweaving? Or you already love beadweaving. What ever your answer there is a new book out that should be in every library.
First I have to tell you that the author of this book is a dear friend of mine. One of the first people I met when I moved to Florence. So I might be a little bias. However, the book stands on it's own and I would recommend this book in any case.
This author is a wonderful bead artist, with clear and precise direction in her work. She admits she is addicted to buying beads. We laughed as I said, " The first step to recovery is admitting to the problem."  Along with a great sense of humor, she has a love for life, and lights up a room when she enters. You may already know this lady of beads, her name is
Kelly Angeley and her new book is "explorations in beadweaving"
I am so happy to see this book out. Kelly has brought forth beautiful designs with the weaving techniques that span from time. The colors, the beads, and the shapes are explosive. This book is 160 pages of thorough information. Each of the 19 projects include step by step text and graphic instruction. The inspiration you will find in these pages is unbounded. I highly recommend this book for any level of beader.  A book you will keep on your beading table.
I am honored that Kelly gave me space for Nicole's BeadBacking. Something she didn't tell me she was doing. She really does use it in all of her bead art, classes and her generous beading kits.
You can purchase "explorations in beadweaving" through or directly from Kelly in her etsy store
explorations in beadweaving
Kelly Angeley
Interweave Press
ISBN 978-1-59668-724-0
You can actually purchase beads from Kelley in her Etsy store
Supplies used for Kelly's projects.
You can purchase here Nicole's BeadBacking

 A book to keep
Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Wow, her work is so colorful and makes me happy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...eye candy!!!
    i will have to go check out the book!!

  3. Hey Nicole, have you seen, that Kelly's book is recommended in the latest BeadingDaily newsletter?

  4. I dont bead weave, but have always admired the work of those who do. I am however addicted to buying beads!!

  5. My friend, I just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog about the walnut ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  6. Thank you, so much Nicole, for the kind review of my book!

  7. Thank you, Nicole for the great review of my book!


I am sorry I had to put a word verification for my comments due to the unsightly spam comments against women. Please take the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you.