Bead Romantique eBook: Elegant Beadweaving Designs

The new and easy-to-download Bead Romantique eBook features seventeen step-by-step designs inspired by the Gothic, Renaissance, Victorian, and Art Nouveau eras reinterpreted in Lisa's distinctive contemporary style.

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Inspired by art history, artist Lisa Kan offers a truly unique jewelry collection with a romantic yet modern sensibility. Bead Romantique: Elegant Beadweaving Designs features seventeen step-by-step designs inspired by the Gothic, Renaissance, Victorian, and Art Nouveau eras reinterpreted in her distinctive contemporary style. Emphasizing a mix of vintage findings, beads, lampwork, buttons, and modern components, Lisa's jewelry brings a feminine mystique and sophistication to beadwork design. And now you can experience it all with the new and easy-to-download eBook!

Each project builds on simple elements to create sophisticated designs and incorporate off-loom seed bead weaving, stringing, and wirework. Projects include a scalloped chain necklace, pearl Ndebele earrings and bracelet set, mesh pearl bracelet, bohemian drop earrings, a Victorian diamond cuff, and more. Novice beaders can progress through projects and increase their skills and beading confidence while advanced beaders will find exciting new challenges. Included are Lisa's expert design and technique tips and tricks along with detailed instruction and illustrations for every project. Lisa also gives information on finding special vintage beads and components to give your jewelry that romantic quality plus ways to make modern components look vintage. Beaders will love seeing projects worked in a variety of colorways to provide ideas for endless customization.

Create elegant, feminine, and romantic heirloom-quality jewelry with the gorgeous Bead Romantique eBook.

Table of Contents

Welcome to My Romantic Side

Materials and Tools

Tips and Tricks


  • Scalloped Chain Necklace
    The simplicity of this design is balanced by the central focal bead, and the scallop layout is reminiscent of the hems of flapper-style dresses of the 1920s.
  • Ndebele Pearl Medallion Earrings and Bracelet
    The addition of the Swarovski margarita flower crystal adds subtle sparkle to this earrings and bracelet set.
  • Netted Rivoli Chain Earrings
    The tiered effected created by the differing lengths of fine chain exude a sense of liveliness as the earrings move with you.
  • Pearl Cascade Necklace
    A mother of the bride could wear this piece on her daughter's wedding day.
  • V-Scallop Necklace
    The elegant gem-encrusted necklace collars you may see on Hollywood mavens were the inspiration for this piece.
  • Mesh Pearl Bracelet
    The elegant pearl dangles in this bracelet are accented by the wire mesh, which not only cushions the pearls but also creates volume and airiness.
  • Ndebele Twist Band with Flower Center
    This band feels nice around the wrist, and has a multilayered Ndebele floral as a focal point.
  • Bohemian Drop Earrings
    The antique brass filigree findings in these earrings conjure impressions of a bygone era.
  • Rivoli Y Drop Necklace
    The "Y" necklace is an updated interpretation of Victorian jeweled necklaces worn by aristocratic ladies of the court.
  • Quatrefoil Nouveau Festoon Necklace
    Festoon designs of the Victorian and Edwardian eras often featured swags of beads or chain that draped gracefully over the neckline.
  • Double-Sided Maiden Necklace
    This necklace design was inspired by Kelly Russell's polymer clay work.
  • Medici Rhinestone Necklace
    During the Renaissance period, jeweled medallion necklaces were often decorated with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds, much like this necklace embedded with vintage rhinestones.
  • Deco Collar with Gemstone Drops
    The clasp of this Deco Collar is adorned with five gemstone drops, which together make up the tiered pendant.
  • Black Lace Lariat
    This design is inspired by Victorian lacework and Whitby jet mourning necklaces, en vogue during Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901.)
  • Quatrefoil Renaissance Bracelet
    This bracelet uses a quatrefoil-shaped element along with a triangle medallion element for a dazzling Renaissance-inspired bracelet.
  • Victorian Diamond Cuff
    This design first originated with the single diamond component.
  • Triple Spiral Garden Lariat
    This particular lariat came about as Lisa was creating texture with a triple spiral stitch.


Project Resources



About the Author

Lisa Kan is a lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer based in San Marino, California. She regularly sells her beads at all of the major bead shows and through her website Her jewelry designs have been published in Beadwork, Stringing, Bead Unique, and Bead Style magazines, and her lampwork has been featured in 1000 Glass Beads, More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Glass Beadmaking, and The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking. She has also been a featured designer and written articles for

SKU: EP3883

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lisa Kan

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689442

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