Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Eagles View Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Of all the books I've seen with earring patterns, I think this is about the best. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the designs are quite unique. Even though it is marketed to a more advanced beader, I believe that a beginner could handle these designs and progress quite successfully through all the chapters.
I had been hunting for this book for over a year now because I wanted to make the parrot earrings but had a confusing system for finding it ... I finally found it by following a link from Good Reads. I couldn't even find it on the author's own web page. Also, I am not that fond of the Gourd stitch & much prefer the brick stitch. Patterns are easy to follow. Quite frankly I didn't think that any of the designs were over the top -- but then I am in my 60's & wear belly dance scarves with blue jeans & tee shirts so you probably shouldn't pay too much attention to my taste in accessories. I will buy Book 2 in a few months. She also has several rose & floral designs & a whole section on Christmas earnings.
Wonderfully imaginative use of Delica beads. These sculptedbeaded earrings are very unique. The author shows realimagination with the array of designs in this book. I was inspired by what I could make with tiny glass cylinder beads. Picture patterns including the cutest clowns. A wide variety of patterns, something for everyone.
Good clear instructions for unusual beaded earrings. Some a little over the top for me, but some that are gorgeous too! Should suit anyone who's looking to make earrings that are just a little different.
I think Barbara Elbe is one of the best designers for jewelry. I love making her stuff and so does everyone else that sees it. I would recommend any/all of her books. Thanks, Barbara for putting your ideas in book form.
What a wonderful artist this author is A pleasure to use her bead graphs
Great book with earring patterns that are easy to follow and whip up in no time with brick stitch. If peyote seems too complicated brick stitch may be easier for you. During bead class at my local bead store the teacher showed us a copy of this book and some of the patterns but she only had the one copy so I came to and found a copy of my very own. Don't miss this one!
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