Item description for Bead Fantasies II: More Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry by Takako Samejima & Samejima Takako...
Create unique, high-fashion accessories using beads. From the streets to the runways, beaded jewelry and accessories continue to be seen everywhere. Now, with beautiful color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. The book is divided into three sections. The first part focuses on different accessories designed around one motif, for example a clover, a diamondshaped flower, a crown. The second section offers patterns that allow readers to use their own beads to create completely original pieces. The third part, entitled "Bead Items," is organized by type of accessory- rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Bead Fantasies II offers features that will be indispensable to the novice beader: an introduction to various kinds of beads, beading techniques with step-by-step color pictures, and descriptions of tools which the reader will need to get started. |
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 8" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889961887 ISBN13 9784889961881
Availability 0 units.
More About Takako Samejima & Samejima Takako
TAKAKO SAMEJIMA has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier called Crystalloid in 1995 and she works as a jewelry designer and producer. Her characteristic designs-chic, colorful, sophisticated styles and motifs-are popular among beaders; and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bead Fantasies II: More Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry?
Beading made beautiful Feb 10, 2008
This book, number 2 in the series, is a key component of my beading library. Similar to the other books in the Bead Fantasy series, the photographs are inspiring and beautiful. The line drawings are simple to follow, just be aware that sometimes two needles are needed. Some of the projects have photos of each step, which is very helpful. Some projects have variations for different jewelry pieces using the same motif, which I found very helpful in learning to adapt designs and create new looks.
The author's use of color has been inspiring in my own artistic journey in beading. This book is not for the absolute beginner. However, having said that, I feel the book is a very worthwhile addition to the beader's library because as your skills increase, the projects in the book will continue to inspire.
The projects in this book vary from simple to challenging. I made the romantic flower, which appears to be very complicated, into a brooch for a teacher gift. The instructions made it very easy to make. I found the snowflake very challenging.. I think that this was due to not having the right kind of thread. I found that some designs work better with nylon monofilament thread, as shown in the book. I had used a braided bead thread that didn't work so well with getting the beads to pull firmly together when finishing off.
Not what I expected.... Oct 4, 2007
After purchasing the first book in this series, I expected to find many more crystal creations in the second book since there were so very many in the first. I was disappointed but only because I am primarily a crystal jewelry maker. The patterns were lovely. Just not what I was looking for.
Great Review Sep 10, 2007
Purchased to book to give me more ideas on making beautiful jewelry. Wonderful instructions and projects!
More Beautiful , Easy to make Jewelry Jun 2, 2007
A lot of information and pictures but not for a beginner.
More Beautiful and Easy Beading patterns Sep 29, 2006
This 2nd book contains more excellent beading instruction and continues to give the beader wonderful color palettes to all the beading designs. Another beadbook Classic.