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I have been asked about books about making Beaded Flowers.
The subtitle to Beads in Bloom is *The Art of Making French Beaded Flowers* A Beadwork How-To Book.
To quote from the back cover:
"Beaded Flowers, with their delicacy, sparkle and voltage charm, are so right for today."
And to edit and paraphrase " providing all the information you need to make spectacular French Beaded Flowers with wire and beads. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, advice on tools and supplies."
"Written for both novice and experienced bead-workers."
Ok, I am a typical novice (and then some) beadworker. I looked at this book from this point of view.
The book begins with a chapter on tools & supplies. There is a full color picture of all the tools described. Next is a chapter called "A Potpourri of Helpful Hints and Good Things To Know" Once I recovered from the shock of the terrible chapter title, I did find interesting & useful things to know.
Then Fundamental Techniques. 38 pages of very well described and illustrated instruction with full-color pictures of the flowers being created as you go. So Far so good.
The next chapter is Advanced Techniques. 8 pages, way beyond me but clearly written & illustrated.
Then Flower Assembly. !4 pages, very complete.
Then, the best part of Beads in Bloom, The Gallery of full-color pictures. WOW! These are gorgeous flowers. Not at all what I expected. They are gorgeous, I really am impressed. 21 pages of pictures & inspiration. Wait until you see The Chandelier.
At the end of the book are 5 projects. Clear & complete directions. Several of the projects are for Pins, beaded flowers attached to pins so you could wear them.
There are many more ways that you can use and display these flowers. I do recommend this book.
Beads in Bloom is a glossy cover paperbound book with 126 pages. It has a full index and sources list sat the end. Published by Interweave Press in 2002.