Beautiful Beadwork from Nature (Hardcover)

16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World

By Melissa Shippee

Lark Books (NC), 9781454710776, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

List Price: 27.95*
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16 gorgeous beaded jewelry projects for intermediate-to-advanced beaders, featuring one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired designs.

Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration.

About the Author

Melissa Shippee's beaded jewelry has won numerous awards and appeared on the covers of Beadwork and Bead&Button. In 2017, she was named one of Beadwork magazine's designers of the year. Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including at the Bead&Button Show, and she sells kits featuring her beadwork designs on her website. She is the author of I Can Herringbone and a contributor to Beading All Stars, 500 Necklaces, and 1,000 Beads (all Lark). She lives in Ashford, CT. Learn more about her on