Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs

Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave
Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave. Lark: Sterling. Oct. 2011. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781600597831. $27.95. CRAFTS
Professional beader and jazz enthusiast Nelson-Smith combines her two great loves in a collection of jewelry projects influenced by jazz. Each project is named after an iconic artist or song, and Nelson-Smith provides suggestions for how jewelry makers can riff each work by creating variations on the original design. There are a number of bold statement pieces in this collection, including some striking necklaces appropriate for a big night out or a formal occasion, but there is also a variety of attractive bracelets and earrings suitable for everyday wear. Crafters with experience in off-loom bead-weaving techniques and a taste for statement jewelry will enjoy Nelson-Smith's vision.
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