Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Band I und II. Im vorigen Blogeintrag hatte ich schon kurz drüber geschrieben. Ich habe sie bei DiMarca in Frankreich bestellt und sie brauchten eine Weile, aber Sie kamen in exzellentem Zustand an und enthielten eine Perlenmix, Original-Unterschriften von Kate, der Autorin aus den USA, eine Postkarte etc.
* Finally, THE books have arrived! Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Volume I and II. I already wrote briefly about them in the previous blog entry. I ordered them with DiMarca in France and they took a while but they are in excellent condition and include a surprise bead mix, original signatures from Kate, the US-based author, a postcard etc.
The books contain the basic techniques you require in order to develop your own creations. They do not necessarily contain the patterns of the pictured works of art. At first glance, these works of art do appear a little bit odd. However, the books include a few photos showing how they look like when they are worne. And I must admit that I was surprised about how cool they look then.
Here you can take a look at the fundamental basics of the first volume:
"Kanagawa Wave" von Cath Thomas aus dem 2. Band hat es mir besonders angetan. Die Anleitung gibt es übrigens kostenlos bei Craftsy. Wie cool ist das denn?
* I am totally in love with the bangle "Kanagawa Wave" by Cath Thomas from the 2nd volume. You can download the pattern for free on Craftsy. How cool is that?
* And here is my first bangle ever. It is intended to be the first part of a larger bangle. The techniques from the books have not yet been implented in this one. That is why it is not as artistic. But in the course of the year I will hopefully be able to make time for tinkering around with the techniques from the books.