Anna Elizabeth Draeger's book Crystal Play is a treat for beaders who are captivated by the versatility of crystals in jewelry. Stitchers will explore even more combinations of crystals, new crystal shapes, seed beads, and even some new bead shapes like Tila and peanut beads. Anna showcases these crystals using techniques that include plenty of favorite stitches such as peyote, St. Petersburg chain, herringbone, and right-angle weave. But Anna also includes a few surprise alternatives, like crossweave, fringe technique, and easy wireworking. The projects include many bracelets (which readers love as they are quick and satisfying), a few necklaces, and many bonus design variations (earrings, rings, pendants). Anna's playful, imaginative look is what truly sets this book apart!
Anna Elizabeth Draeger is a well-known jewelry designer and the author of Crystal Brilliance and Great Designs for Shaped Beads. Since 2009, Anna has been an ambassador for the CREATE YOUR STYLE with CRYSTALLIZED(TM) -- Swarovski Elements program, a handpicked worldwide network of designers who are known for their unusually creative use of these Austrian crystal beauties.