It’s beginning to look a lot like … January.

Which is good, because that means less time before a new book from Diane Fitzgerald releases this spring: Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects: Designs from Stringing to Beadweaving is a March 2012 book eagerly anticipated by beaders everywhere. The book includes two dozen of Diane’s very favorite — and previously unpublished — designs. Her selections reflect the breadth of her career and so include many projects for both new and advanced beaders.

Midnight Snowflakes Necklace from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects

January also means beautiful nighttime snowfalls, right? But it’s been unseasonably warm in many places this winter. (And thank goodness for that, by the way.) But never fear: Diane Fitzgerald comes to the rescue, as always, sending a little snowy magic from her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the form of a special preview from Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects. Click here for a PDF of Midnight Snowflakes, a beautiful necklace project design from the book.

And, while we’re at it, here is a sampling of a half-dozen photos of designs from the book, just to whet your appetite. Enjoy the project and pics while you stay warm by the fire.

Majesty Necklace from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects

Diamond Chain Bracelet from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects


Merry Cherries Necklace from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects


Pussy Willow Necklace from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects


Yao Necklace from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects


Hard Candy Bracelet from Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects




14 Responses

    Oh goodness…I want a Yao necklace! ;)  Love Diane’s work. She’s an inspiration to many of us.

    Zquilts says:

    Sounds like it will be another Lark winner! What beautiful necklaces you’ve shared! Of course, making jewelry never would entered my mind without Lark! tee hee

    VickiT says:

    Wow. Such gorgeous work she does. And the necklace download is just gorgeous. Thank you

    LISSA says:

    Love it all

    Donna L (Audubon, NJ) says:

    I’ve taken a class [Purple Majestry] with Diane and she is a great teacher; looking forward to getting this book. 

    TybeeHouseCat says:

    I would love to learn how to make the Pussy Willow Necklace! So beautiful!!! I wish that I had ALL of Diane Fitzgerald’s books

    Marilyn aka Grandma Marilyn says:

    These patterns look really cool.  The snowflake necklace is gorgeous.  This book looks like it is going to be a book to get.

    Bobbye50 says:

    Oh I would sure love this book there are some really thought out pieces and I love them I wish I was close enough to take a class

    Castdeb says:

    I love all the new books I’ve discovered through your contests.   I would love to win these books for my collection

    Carolyn Bown says:

    Merry Cherries! How Beautiful!

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