The beauty of America's cultural diversity is that beadwork artists can incorporate so many wonderful ideas presented in the beadwork worn by its citizens. I continue to be fascinated by cultural diversity, and am working on a third beadwork book that will focus on using many of the techniques I've described in my first two books to create designs that mimic glamorous, fashionable, faceted jewelry . . . keep a lookout for it!
Mary Ellen ("Mel") Harte is a biologist, mother and craftsperson whose passion for pattern overflows into her other passions, beadwork and folk dancing. An avid collector of ethnic textiles and crafts, she continues to create new beadwork designs as she borrows from the richness of other cultures. Mel migrates between Berkeley, CA and the Colorado Rockies.
This book is wonderful for a beginner. The only problem I had with this book is that it is falling apart....maybe that is because I refer back to it all the time!!Published on May 8 2009 by J.I.T.
I'm an older adult, and even I don't know what this means "11/º". The projects do not provide a materials list. Read morePublished on July 7 2007 by C. Edwards
This is a excellent book for the bead lovers. It contains the patterns of some stunning collars CLEARLY.Published on Dec 28 2001