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When I first saw this book I thought "what is it?". but the cover was gorgeous so I ordered it for NewNeedlepoint.com. I know very little about the books I buy to sell here most of the time.
I gave this book as a present to a header friend of mine and she loved it. her "review" of it is that it is an amazing books with color & color combination ideas as well as some great design ideas.>
The idea here is interesting and the beading examples are, without doubt, the best I have ever seen (according to my own taste, anyway). In fact, this book has much to say about the use and effects of color beyond beading. This is knowledge that can be used in all your needlework.
To quote from the back cover
"The Beader's Guide to Color teaches bearers of all levels everything they need to know about color to create unique & vibrant beadwork design. Author Margie Deeb discusses in depth the psychological and symbolic associations of all the colors in the spectrum and the ways in which color can be used to create and accentuate pattern, rhythm and movement within a beadwork design. Over 20 color schemes are described and illustrated in detail."
This book has 20 art or jewelry projects that demonstrate important color concepts.
Examples of the work of 39 of today's leading beaders
easy to follow instructions for beginners on stringing, loom weaving and basic off-loom stitches.
Ok, in paging through this book, i am dazzled. The color instruction is on point and clearly explained, the beading & designs shown as examples are really something. All the pictures, photographs & illustrations are in full color.
I am so impressed with this book that I am going to order a few more including one for myself. There is a lot here. In fact, enough to turn a plain stitcher like me into a beader too. Plus I know someone who has to get this book as a holiday present.
Published in 2006 by Watson-Guptill Publications. A Beader's Guide to Color is a glossy paperbound book with 144 pages.