That's what Sherry Serafini's gorgeous book, Sensational Bead Embroidery, is all about - master classes for intermediate advanced bead embroiderers in the comfort of their own homes.
This type of beadwork involves sewing the beads onto a foundation. The whole piece is then backed with suede for a neat finish.
While Lark Crafts only recently sent the book for review, I had already been drooling over a couple of the free design tutorials over on their site.
Shown below are the Arizona Sunset Earrings and the Rock Star Cuff projects which are available as pdfs. For more larger and detailed preview pictures, click here.
|Arizona Sunset Earrings|
|Rock Star Cuff|
|Perfect Union Necklace|
|Fan Shaped Rivoli Earrings|
Sherry says, " My beadwork is a free-flowing expression of who I am. I do it for me. I don’t create with any concerns about whether someone else will like my designs or not." These are the fighting words of a true artisan!
|Black Widow Collar|
|Sherry with Steve Tyler of Aerosmith|
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- Book Review - The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Stitching Beads
- Book Review - Beading Across America
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