Today, I am reviewing Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith. I have been wanting this book for awhile, and it showed up in my mailbox! Turns out Interweave Press sent it to Sister Diane, who knew it would be perfect for me and my blog. I won’t lie, it was hard not to keep it for myself! Giveaway details are below.
In addition to the stellar projects, here are 3 more reasons why Seed Bead Fusion should make it into your beadweaving library:
- Rachel shares the story behind how she came up with each design.
- The designs are shown in multiple colorways to help you choose your own palette.
- The instructions are shown with graphics AND photos. The graphics show the thread paths, and the photos show what it should look like at each stage and exactly where the needle goes. I enjoy having both.
I also love that Jean Campbell is the editor, and that the beading basics stuff is in the back. That way you get straight to the good stuff. Of the 18 projects, there are 5 that are not beadweaving. Even if you’re not into working with wire, this book is totally worth it!
To enter to win, leave a comment below and share your favorite beading experience with us. Be sure to fill out the email box when you comment so I can contact you. A winner will be chosen at random next Friday May 28, 2010. Good luck!