Bead Weaving Book Review and Giveaway


You guys know I don't do bead weaving. I probably COULD if I sat down and really tried to figure out the instructions, and if I had someone showing me how it was done.  Lark sent me a few of their new books that are now out on shelves.  I can Herringbone by Melissa Grakowsky is a comprehensive collection of beadwork projects for the beginner to the advanced.  It's really a beautiful book, and the photography showcases each project so well. The color instruction diagrams are nice, because I imagine it makes it easier to know which bead comes next while you are putting these pieces together.  You should see some of the artwork (I call it that because it is definitely works of art) in the gallery section at the back. Gorgeous stuff. My favorite project in this book is the Earth Mother earrings. They are beaded earrings for the beginner and feature Herringbone and Ladder stitch techniques. Love the pink and green color palette too.

I can Right Angle Weave by Mabeline Gidez is another fabulous Lark Books technique book. The layout is much like the Herringbone book. There are 475 illustrations in this book! and 25 full projects from beginner to advanced.  Again I know nothing about bead weaving whatsoever, but I believe I have heard that right angle weave can be one of those very
tricky techniques. I think these projects look a bit easier than
the herringbone stitches, but what do I know? Nothing really.

The Spicy Blossoms bracelet is my favorite, with beautiful red, black, green and gold color scheme.

This book also has a nice gallery section in the that showcases some really amazing work.

I am giving away these too books to random commentors. Please leave 1 comment on this post telling me which book you'd like to win. I will pick a random winner for both books, 24 hours from now, tomorrow morning around this time.

Good luck to all!