If you think little seed beads cannot emulate the look of precious metals, think again! It always amazes me how small beads well put together can attain the look of luxury.  Such beautiful will have its admirers!

If you love beadwork and luscious designs, then you might well be interested in this book by Kelly Wiese - Exotic Adornments: 18 Luxurious Beadwork Jewelry Projects.  I recently received it from Interweave for review.  The bulk of the designs are necklaces and bracelets. But there is one ring and 3 earrings designs.

This book is not for beginners. It is best suited to intermediate and advanced beaders.  That's because, you do need to know a whole range of beadweaving stitches - RAW and cRAW, flat even count and circular peyote, flat and circular herringbone, circular netting, bead embroidery as well as the basic brick and ladder stitches.

All Squared Away Bracelet
The mainstay of the projects are metallic Japanese seed beads.  The majority of the designs look spectacular done in gold but there are a few done in silver tone beads.  Some of the designs are quite elaborate - the designer was inspired by Bollywood!  But others are simpler in style.

All That Glitters Lariat Necklace
The lariat necklace above as well as the Swag necklace at the end, shows how the designer cleverly imitates gold chain.  One of the my favorite designs was the Mixed Metal Cuff one shown below. An outstanding design which deserved its name. You have to look carefully to realize that it is not a hammered and embellished metallic cuff but one constructed from just seed beads!

Mixed Metal Cuff

Captured Crystals Necklace

Gala Necklace

Madison Avenue Bracelet

Swag Necklace
Definitely a book for beadwork lovers who like luxurious metallic designs!  A good balance between very elaborate designs which will take a lot of time to complete with easier designs.

If you'd like to win a copy of Exotic Adornments: 18 Luxurious Beadwork Jewelry Projects
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