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Book Review : A Bead in Time

Lisa Crone over at the A Bead A Day blog kept me in suspense for weeks. She let me in to her secret about the publication of her first book. Now it is finally out! Aptly named A Bead in Time: 35 Jewelry Projects Inspired by Slices of Life the book is a refreshing take on beading designs.

It highlights her design philosophy of finding inspiration everywhere and from one's life experiences. Her book inspires you to open your eyes and find your muse as you go about your day.

Her design ideas were sparked not just by her family vacations but by her furry pets, cityscapes, nature, food and even some funky finds. Her continual ability to look at different beads and come up with unique designs speaks volumes of her creativity.

The techniques used include bead stringing, wire work and bead work, all well illustrated and with clear directions. The book is suitable for all levels including beginners. Here is some good news! Lisa is currently running a giveaway on her blog. So head on over and you may be one of 3 winners for copies of her book in her week long contest!

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  1. Hi Pearl! You are so sweet! THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your kind comments, I'm so glad you found it refreshing! Once I realized I could recreate experiences into jewelry, I was hooked! I started looking at everything around me in an entirely different way! If anything stood still long enough, I might try to create it into jewelry :) I had such a good time and believe this really helped me open my mind and changed my approach to creativity. Thanks again Pearl, you made my day!! :)

  2. Congrats, Lisa! And thank you, Pearl, for reviewing the book. Looks like a great approach to be creative.

  3. I'm looking forward to look through Lisa's book, I'm sure it will be fascinating!!!


  4. I've heard of this book -I'm definately going to have to pick it up!

  5. Beautiful review Pearl of a lovely book! I just reviewed it myself and found her style and voice very inspiring! She gets you to look no further than your own life to find ideas. Designs, colors and style surrounds us all and Lisa has great tips on how to capture that inspiration in our jewelry projects!


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