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Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspiration from Coast to Coast

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In this beautiful celebration of national bead artisans and their native regions, readers will gain a perspective on how artists’ locations can influence their work. Beaders of all skill levels will enjoy the stories behind the artists and this expansive collection of 30 unique projects presented by some of the top names in the hobby including Sherri Serafini, Amy Katz, an ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Kalmbach Books
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Jul 20, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it
Beading Across America by Paulette Baron, Amy Katz and Sherry Serafini caught my eye a few weeks back. I love the cover, but I don't just judge a book solely on the cover. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the book was a collaboration by three well-known, excellent author/designers and included designs from 30 different people from across the country. I love that the book is divided into sections of the country, ie - Northwest, Southwest, etc. They chose a wonderful group of designers to c ...more
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Mar 30, 2011 Shala Kerrigan rated it it was amazing
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Beading Across America - Jewelry Inspirations From Coast to Coast sounds like it would be a gallery of beadwork. It is, but it also a book full of projects.
The editors, Paulette Baron, Amy Katz and Sherry Serafini got projects from 30 different artists in 30 states. The projects are in full color with diagrams and text to explain how to make them.
Because of the number of artists, and the fact that this isn't a themed book like all one stitch technique, or type of jewelry means there is a wide
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Sherry is a beadwork artist who has been creating beaded body adornment since 1997. Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as she stitches beads and gemstones to a felt-like base. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Sherry lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. Her work has been published widely, and has wo ...more
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