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Laura McCabe's Embellished Beadweaving
by Laura McCabe
Pub Date: May 2010
ISBN: 9781600595141
Format: Hardcover, 144pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 10
Series: Beadweaving Master Class Series

Laura McCabe’s definitive guide to weaving and embroidering with beads combines traditional techniques with modern materials, and showcases a wide variety of bead types. It offers 18 opulent pieces of jewelry incorporating motifs drawn from the natural world, such as flora and fauna, art nouveau designs, and geometric forms. Also Available: Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence and Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork

Author Bio

Laura McCabe is a noted beadweaver and teacher whose work is sold at boutiques and galleries across the country, as well as through her website,

What Others Are Saying
"This book isn't just a great source of instruction for beaders; it's also a wonderful look into the work of one of today's most important bead artists. It's a great source of instruction and inspiration for beginner and more advanced beaders who want to try something different with their beads." — Beadwork
"Laura McCabe has inspired beaders worldwide with her original and sometimes quirky beadwork, and her kits and classes are always popular. Now you can learn from Laura in the comfort of your own home. In 144 gorgeous pages, Laura covers more than 30 techniques, embellishments, and architectural and organic forms plus complete instructions for 18 botanically inspired jewelry projects. Additional features include Laura's own color choices for each project, advice on making color and design decisions, and inspiring gallery images of beadwork by Laura and other notable designers." — Bead & Button
“Seed-bead bling — use seed beads to make big, bold, embellished jewelry in internationally renowned designer Laura McCabe's unique style.” — Beadwork

"McCabe, a self-taught bead weaver, takes basic peyote stitch and spiral rope bead necklaces and earrings and embellishes them with even more beads fashioned into small, nature-inspired attachments. Beaders who have mastered basic bead weaving and are looking for more adventurous projects will want this." — Library Journal


"Imagine the processes of a talented beader’s mind captured within the pages of a book! Laura McCabe shares her ingenious embellishment techniques in clear, step-by-step, illustrated instructions. This volume is a must-have for any creative library." — Carol Wilcox Wells

"Laura McCabe is among the most innovative bead designers of all time. She’s a prominent member of a select group of young pioneers who have set new standards for all beaders—even the old pros—and we can learn from every gorgeous piece she makes." — Ann Benson

"Laura McCabe’s creative energy is infectious, and she stimulates the creative juices in everyone around her. The beaded embellishment techniques described in this book provide a solid foundation to lead you on your own creative path. The projects are well thought-out and effectively demonstrate the versatility of the embellishment techniques." — Marcie Stone
"Laura McCabe is a gift to all those captivated by luscious beadwork. This book is a treasure trove of her imagination, ideas, technical know-how, and irrepressible spirit." — NanC Meinhardt

"Laura McCabe's Embellished Beadweaving is luscious! Lacy, fringed, and opulent interpretations from both nature and imagination, Laura’s work is anything but plain. Rich colors, abundant textures, and even an antique prosthetic eye or two become embellished works of art. Laura says the aim of this book is to 'provide knowledge and inspiration to take your beadwork to the next level by embellishing beads with yet more beads—to create a multidimensional realm of beauty and adornment, all made possible by starting with one single bead.' One gorgeous bead after another, Laura certainly creates beauty in every work." — Craft Gossip