Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave

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.


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"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.

General Fields

  • : 9781600597831
  • : Lark Books,U.S.
  • : Lark Books,U.S.
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rachel Nelson-Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : 128