Seventeen projects ranging from flowers and leaves for embellishment to beautifully executed bracelets and necklaces are presented with copious illustrations to ensure success for beadworkers of all levels of experience. Included is an extensive history of netted beadwork with examples from vastly diverse cultures and places including India, America, Europe, the Ukraine, South Africa, Malaysia, and Egypt. Detailed historic photographs accompany the intriguing text, and a gallery of netted beadwork from nationally known artisans provides inspiration for individual expression.
Diane Fitzgerald is an internationally known bead artist, writer, and teacher whose like is enriched with the pursuit and enjoyment of tiny, but enchanting glass beads. Beadwork has brought her a wealth of friends, enticed her to travel to far corners of the world, and stimulated her creativity, to say nothing of providing her livelihood. "I've tried other forms of fibre art such as quilting and needlework, but none has brought me the satisfaction and pleasure of beads. There would be a gaping hole in my life without them." Fitzgerald is the author of five other books: 'Beads and Threads: A New Technique for Fibre Jewellery', written with Helen Banes, 'Counted and Charted Patterns for Flat Peyote Stitch', 'Sea Anemone Beadwork', 'Zulu Beaded Chain Techniques', and 'More Zulu Beadwork'. She is continually creating new designs for beadwork jewelry that she uses for teaching at her shop, Beautiful Beads, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at other bead stores, conferences, and trade shows accross the country.