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500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork (500 Series)

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Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestre’s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Lark Books
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1/2014 I finally own this book. It's just as great as I remembered it being, only maybe more so.

5/2007 Astonishing. Enough to make a person feel completely inadequate, besides. There are some jaw-droppingly exquisite pieces in this book. I keep hitting the renew button at the library and going through again and again, marveling at how artists given the same basic building blocks can come up with entirely different, entirely wondrous creations.
Though a little flawed, this is by far my favorite in the 500 series. It is filled with inspiration and incredible designs. Although the title would suggest that all of the pieces featured would be non-wearable, there are many jewelry designs mixed in with the sculptures and objects. Many of them are elaborate, but there are a few very ordinary pieces that seem to suggest the editors couldn't find enough designs to meet the quota.
So I'm secretly (or not) a craft geek. I loved this book. The pieces in here are gorgeous, and well photographed. If you're looking for crafty inspiration, this is the place to look.
Jul 29, 2013 Zoya rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Gorgeous selection of beaded works. Eye-candy
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