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The TueReview: Beading with Pearls

51 1ogdFROL. SL500 AA240 Ok, I admit it. I am no longer satisfied to just string beads. I want to actually create jewelry. You know, with wire and beads, and dangles and yeah, all that. And I blame my dilemma on this book right here. Beading with Pearls has totally been my undoing! I want heavy gauge wire, and I want spacer bars, and I want. more. pearls. too, LOL!

Victoria and Chlorophyll (multi-strand pearl bracelets) demand to be made and I also want to try my hand at Cyclone ( a ring) and Pearl Bouquet (ear rings), and of course, I’m already riffing off of the pieces as presented in the book, seeing something inspired by, but different than, these pieces. That’s the mark of a great pattern book, isn’t it? One that inspires you to not only make what is in the book, but move beyond that and design your own pieces?

The book, combined with the calendar ought to be enough to keep me beadily busy this coming year. And I haven’t even cracked the cover on the seed bead book!

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