Bead Fantasies II (Paperback)

More Beautiful, Easy-To-Make Jewelry

By Takako Samejima

Kodansha, 9784889961881, 84pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2005

List Price: 18.00*
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Create unique, high-fashion accessories using beads.

From the streets to the runways, beaded jewelry and accessories continue to be seen everywhere.

Now, with beautiful color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. The book is divided into three sections. The first part focuses on different accessories designed around one motif, for example a clover, a diamondshaped flower, a crown. The second section offers patterns that allow readers to use their own beads to create completely original pieces. The third part, entitled "Bead Items," is organized by type of accessory- rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Bead Fantasies II offers features that will be indispensable to the novice beader: an introduction to various kinds of beads, beading techniques with step-by-step color pictures, and descriptions of tools which the reader will need to get started.

About the Author

TAKAKO SAMEJIMA has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier named Crystalloid in 1995. Her characteristic designs-chic, colorful, sophisticated motifs- are popular among beaders and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.