A spectrum of 16 projects form "collections" organized by technique or beaded component. Each design collection introduces a particular technique in an easy project, and then builds upon the concept by adding more beadwork or making small changes in bead count and placement. More advanced projects in each collection then combine additional bead stitches and techniques. Each collection of projects shows how modifications can transform a design from simple to more complex.
Author Lisa Kan is known for her elegant and feminine bead-woven jewelry that often features flowers, leaves, faceted stones, and other romantic flourishes. Now she applies her trademark style to a jewelry collection based upon beaded elements that evolve and morph into more complex designs.
While the author uses a range of typical bead weaving stitches in these projects, she also incorporates simple stringing and wirework techniques (such as using chain) that are not typically seen in bead-woven jewelry. All projects feature detailed step-by-step instructions and ample high-quality illustrations and diagrams.
About the Author
Lisa Kan is an author, beadweaver, jewelry designer and glass artist. Her focus is on creating elegant, wearable, multi-purpose, reversible and modular component beadwork designs. Lisa is the author of Bead Romantique
(Interweave) and is the 2009 Beadwork
magazine Designer of the Year. Her designs have been published in numerous bead magazines.