This comprehensive guide to off-loom, seed-bead weaving uses the square stitch. Over 220 color photos illustrate the step-by-step instructions that clearly explain the stitching and joining techniques for novices as well as advanced weaver-jewelery makers. Three necklace designs feature easily available and the artists handmade glass beads in a palette of seasonal colors. The Autumn Harvest necklace is a classic design inter-woven with copper beads and findings. The Purple Mountains panels are accented with amethyst and crystal, and the Blueberry Parfait pattern looks luscious enough to eat. This easy-to-read pattern book is for anyone interested in learning off-loom, seed-bead weaving. Three bracelet patterns are also included.
Bead artist and glass sculptor Deb DiMarco combines 3-D and 2-D design. Trained as a fine artist, illustrator, color specialist, and graphic designer, she found the lure of the glassblowing flame one she could not resist. "I live glass," says DiMarco, "it is the ultimate medium."