Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs

Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs

Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave

Book - 2011
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The newest installment in the top-selling Beadweaving Master Class series features popular jewelry and beading superstar Rachel Nelson-Smith.   Rachel approaches beading like a jazz musician approaches a song: she improvises freely and creatively, playing unexpected variations on basic themes. Here, Rachel reveals her techniques for combining right-angle weave, tubular peyote stitch, and exquisite embellishments.   Rachel's beautiful jazz-inspired pieces for beaders range from the Rondo necklace with repeated patterns to the Five Piece Band stackable ring. There are 23 inventive and fun jewelry projects in the book. "Riff It" sidebars offer suggestions for personalizing each design.   Rachel Nelson-Smith is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving . Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's  Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, and Maggie Meister.
Publisher: New York : Lark Crafts, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600597831
Call Number: 745.5942 N337r
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Bead riffs


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Mar 10, 2012

Agree with other reviewer. I'm not really sure why there are 8 photos of some woman's jazz band in the first chapter or what exactly the tie in is to beads. Instructions are incomplete and the designs outdated and impractical.

meandalex Feb 13, 2012

Nothing new here. Perhaps the author thought the gimic of music and beads would sell the book. Directions choppy, designs mundane, do not recommend it.


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