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Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch
This book’s a knockout! Master beader Diane Fitzgerald teaches her award-winning techniques for creating gorgeous geometric jewelry. More than 20 truly stunning projects, all using peyote stitch, come in a variety of flat and dimensional shapes, from triangles, teardrops, and pentagons to tetrahedrons, cubes, and diamonds. Sleek, contemporary, and breathtaking, these beadw ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Lark Crafts
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I am very new to bead weaving and somewhat overwhelmed by all the techniques and the proficiency levels of some of my favorite bead weavers. I have to remember that some of them have been at it for a very long time. That said, I found this book Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch to be very helpful in learning my very first stitch, the peyote stitch. Granted, it is a fairly simple stitch compared to some of the other stitches that exist but Diane’s instruct ...more
Bought this book just after publication to add to my ever expanding library of beading books. I love the projects and the ideas but found some of the instructions hard to follow and thought it was just a mental block. It was only months later that I discovered the list of errata on Diane Fitzgerald's web site and her somewhat dismissive attitude towards these many mistakes is annoying. Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned from this, the specialist bead magazines would seem to have all the con ...more
This Beadweaving Master Class series of books are pretty to look at, informative but stretched out with BIG pictures. However, I checked this out of the library and copied the few patterns I wanted rather than have another book of redundant information on my shelf. Good for beginner's in peyote stitch work.