Beading Across America is a book full of beautiful jewelry designs from 30 bead artists in the United States, including authors Paulette Baron, Amy Katz and Sherry Serafini. It is sorted by 5 regions: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest and the Northwest. The bead artists showcase their love of seed beads through their original designs and its fun to see the different styles from across the country.
With each design, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to create the piece yourself. If you want to learn beadweaving or bead embroidery, or even if you’re already an expert, this book has something for all skill levels starting from beginner to advanced. The supplies and materials are listed too; you’ll find most of them in our Seed Bead category! There is also a very helpful stitch tutorial guide to show you how to do stitches such as Herringbone, Peyote and Beaded backstitch. You can learn how to make bezels around cabochons and crystal rivolis too!
Visit the Beading Across America Facebook page for more pictures, information and book signing dates. At the book signing dates you can meet the artist, see the piece in person, get your book autographed and other fun things!
Potomac Jewel Earrings
Here is your chance to win a copy of “Beading Across America” autographed by one of the authors, Amy Katz! Amy designed the Potomac Jewel Earrings that are stunning! To enter, leave a comment to this blog post with the title and author of your favorite jewelry-making book. And don’t forget to include you name and email address (so we can contact you if you win)! One entry per person – we will randomly select a winner on Monday, March 7, 2011.