Rondo Neckpiece from Rachel Nelson Smith's Bead Riffs

It’s been an amazing few months for the beading book list from Lark Jewelry & Beading. Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, the fourth book in the Beadweaving Master Class series, released in April and was beautifully received with stellar reviews and by an appreciative beading community. But our follow-up right now is perhaps even more sensational: three books by leading beaders in three “Fall” months, at least as autumn is recognized by the stubborn book-publishing calendar.

This week sees the official August release of Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance, a Beadweaving Master Class book. See great content we’ve already posted on this blog about this book: a free project from the book: Artemisia Earrings; a beautiful bonus project NOT included in the book: Fiore Earrings; and a wonderful interview with Maggie.

Next month, September, is the official release date of ANOTHER Beadweaving Master Class title, the sixth in the series: Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs. This great book will start releasing to stores this week! In it, Rachel primarily uses right angle weave and tubular peyote stitch to help readers make two dozen gorgeous jewelry projects, encouraging creative jazz “riffing” in your beading and suggesting various fabulous colorways. Want to get a taste of the book? Download this project PDF of the beautiful Rondo Neckpiece straight from the book’s pages. And please let us — and Rachel — know what you think about it!

But we’re not done yet! In October, Jamie Cloud Eakin brings out Dimensional Bead Embroidery, a comprehensive teaching book that emphasizes bead-embroidery techniques, along with several fabulous projects. In many ways, this book is a follow-up to Jamie’s bestselling Beading with Cabochons. We know the bead community already is buzzing about it, and we are, too! If you want a little more info, Jamie has previewed the book for us in this blog post.

Keep letting us know what you like (or don’t like) about our books, and please also keep letting us know what books you’d like to see in print. And, of course, be sure to learn more about these great beaders and teachers on their websites:


9 Responses

    Jannav says:

    This Rondo Neckpiece is simply gorgeous. Look forward to seeing the Bead Riff book.

    Marcia DeCoster says:

    Can I just say I tried this necklace on and it’s amazing!  I may just have to find the time to make one.  There are so many inspired projects in this book.

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    Lorrie Harris says:

    I have attempted to download this lovely necklace but I get message that this link if broken.  It seems others have downloaded with no problem.  Any help?

    Lisa says:

    Just need to click on the image of the necklace.
    I will try it sometime, 10X so much !

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    Seo Schaedz says:

    Very different and beautiful necklace .I am really excited to but this one as I fell in love with this one.
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