Author(s): Rachel Nelson-Smith
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This is the newest installment in the top-selling "Beadweaving Master Class" series features jewellery superstar Rachel Nelson-Smith. Nelson-Smith approaches beading like a jazz musician approaches a song; she improvises freely and creatively, playing unexpected variations on basic themes. Here, she reveals her signature techniques for combining right-angle weave, tubular peyote stitch and exquisite embellishments. Rachel's beautiful jazz-inspired pieces for intermediate beaders range from the Rondo necklace with repeated patterns to the Five Piece Band stackable ring. "Riff It" sidebars offer suggestions for personalising each design.
"This is an incredible book! I'll say that again: This is an incredible book! I knew Rachel was an especially talented bead artist with a unique creative vision, but, oh my! These constructions are solid and sensational, a true reflection of their creator. We can all learn a great deal from this young genius. Look through the book, indulge your wonder, and then have a blast with the projects." -- Alice Korach "Rachel Nelson-Smith has one of the most unique creative voices in beading. She cleverly relates her method of designing jewelry to her experience as a jazz vocalist, drawing comparisons between the two art forms. You'll be treated to a series of beautifully designed projects with multiple color variations to entice your imagination. Rachel possesses exciting skills in design, a sophisticated color palette, and an eye for detailed illustration--all of which make this book a visual treat as well as an invaluable learning resource!" -- Marcia DeCoster "As a visual and performing art
Examples of master beader Rachel Nelson-Smith's vibrant work have appeared in numerous publications. Her designs have been showcased at national bead shows and she teaches workshops across the America.