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Author: Cindy Thomas Pankopf
Level: Adv. Beginner – Expert
Beadphoria received a package from Lark Books recently. The book that laid inside was something so innovative and stunning, we were all in awe. The picture on the cover Beadmaille is of a necklace draws you in and immediately you want to pick up the book and find out “how did they do that!”
Beadmaille begins with an extensive The Basics sections that covers information on bead weaving and chainmail, including elementary bead weaving stitches and how to make your own jump rings. This section alone would be valuable to any jewelry maker.
The 25 projects in Beadmaille are each totally unique. The illustrations and instructions are clear and easy to follow.
One of Beadphoria’s beginning bead weaving students was particularly struck by the Caterpillar bracelet. It is a beautiful design with green beads and copper rings intertwined. Whereas for me, the mixture of stringing and beadmaille really caught my eye in the Celtic Lace necklace.
If you are looking to expand your bead weaving, chainmail skills, or looking to try something new, this is a great book for you!
Special Note: Author Cindy Thomas Pankopf will be offering kits for some of her projects on her website.
If you have any questions about beading, or beading and jewelry making books, please feel free to contact me at 224-305-3321 or Suzann@Beadphoria.com. Always happy to share the joy of beading with you, Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria.com.“FTC compliance disclosure, notice of material connections: All items in the previous post, specifically referenced as from Lark Books, were provided by Lark Books for review purposes.”