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Inspired Bead Embroidery
New Jewelry Designs
Sherry Serafini

April 1, 2018/ ISBN 978-1627003872
Crafts & Hobbies / Jewelry & Beadwork

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Sherry Serafini is a true virtuoso in jewelry design, and one glance through Inspired Bead Embroidery from Kalmbach will reveal why. I’ve always admired the embroidered jewelry I’ve seen being worn by others, or the vintage embroidery jewelry I’ve seen featured at various estate sales and jewelry shops, and wanted to try that method to create my own designs. But where to start, and how?

Sherry’s outstanding designs, coupled with the reasoning she provides behind each of her designs, gave me informative insight into the design process. The explanations of her techniques and the elements she used to reach each of her designs inspired me to attempt to create my own embroidered earrings. I was thrilled by the ease at which I was able to accomplish this task, thanks to the guidance I found in this illustrative and inspiring release.

For those who have never done embroidery jewelry and want to try this method, or for those who have been using this method for years, this book provides so many wonderful color photos and projects that you’re sure to find exciting new ideas for creating your own unique style of jewelry.

For newbies, the book includes a basics section that covers everything you need to know to get started: tools, supplies and techniques. Sherry has even provided some template designs for you to enlarge and use. Sherry goes into detail on using various focals with images or patterns, fabrics, shapes and even unusual elements to create a distinctive design all your own. Create your own cuff bracelet or bangle, necklace, pendant, earrings or even a special bag, belt buckle or even a hairpiece. The possibilities are endless.

This hardcover edition is a must-have and marvelous keepsake and idea bank for you to refer to again and again. I’ve gained some wonderful ideas for using all those leftover focal pieces and beads. I am off to create my own unique necklace to match my earrings. I am sure you’ll want to do the same after reading this book.

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Reviewed 2017