1000 Glass Beads Review

1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking

You might be wondering why a polymer clay artist is reviewing a book on glass beads.  It’s simple, really.  Eye candy!!!

This book is overflowing with amazing beads.  400 pages of breathtaking beads.  It’s a book I look through when I’m in need of inspiration.  Most times, due to the differences in mediums, I cannot replicate a glass bead (actually, I can’t replicate anything, not even my own beads, my brain twists things when I try).  But the attempt often yields something that is at least interesting and sometimes is even stupendous.

Each picture has the artist’s name, the name of the bead(s) (if there is one), dimensions, and materials used.  Sometimes that materials used is helpful when trying to replicate the bead in clay.  It gives one an idea of colors to use or whether to add foils.  There are interesting color combos, bead shapes and textures in many of the beads in this book.

Overall, get this book for the infinite inspiration that it holds.


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