Publisher: North Light Books (January 21, 2010)Language: English
There a many wonderful jewelry books that teaching technique first and inspiration/creativity second. What happens after you've completed the projects and feel at a loss on how to make something with your own spin on it if you are unsure how? That's when you need a book that shows you how to focus on your own creativity. A Bead in Time flips it around so that the reader thinks in terms of inspiration first, technique second..
Author Lisa Crone asks "Where do you go to find inspiration?". She helps you turn your favorite memories into gorgeous beaded jewelry that is personal to you. For Lisa, a trip to Niagara Falls was her inspiration for creating a pair of earrings. Cascading with clear crystal drops, the earrings look like the water rushing down the falls and everytime she wears them, she is reminded of that trip.
In this book are 35 step-by-step projects inspired by things such as the humble dandelion, yummy candy, and even the Golden Gate Bridge! Lisa shows the reader how to use their own memories to create similiar yet unique creations of their own. I think my favorite project in this book is the Dandelion Bracelet, with its bright sunny face. How many of us spent our childhood picking these and braiding them or "popping" their heads off? These projects are all beginner-friendly but the seasoned designer will also find the book valuable in terms of design perspective. Click here and get yourself a copy of this inspirational book.
You can read more about Lisa and her daily bead inspirations at her blog A Bead A Day
Also, I'll be giving away a copy of this delightful book. Leave a comment below with a tidbit about your own inspiration and I'll pick the winnner on Jan 30. This contest is open to readers worldwide.