These designs for a wide variety of bags from the beading world's top designers will amaze beginners as well as advanced beadworkers. These 30 projects include clutches, drawstring purses, wrist bags, amulet bags, and even a market bag. Featured are a variety of techniques leading to bags that are not only beautiful, but can often be completed in an evening or weekend, providing instant gratification. Included are tips to help start each project and clear demonstrations of each stitch used in the book. Each project includes information about the designer, giving a feel for the people in and the bead buzz surrounding this interesting and accessible community.
Jean Campbell is the editor of Beadwork Magazine, the author of 'Bead it with Beadwork', 'Beaded Cords, Chains, Straps & Fringe', and the co-author of 'Beaders Companion'. She holds degrees from the University of Minnesota in Studio Arts and Santa Monica College of Design Arts, and Architecture in Furniture and Product Design.