Beyond The Bead

I took the kids to the bookstore before dinner and grocery store yesterday (GEEZ – teenagers eat a lot!) and picked up this book for me, Beyond The Bead, by Margot Potter. I really like it. There’s so much information, if you want to invest the $22.99. I needed some eye candy and some boredom busters and some new ideas, so I bought it. I like the I’ll Fly Away – Creating Faux Enameled Jewelry section the most, I think. It’s the bird earring and necklace set on the front cover. I have a lot of stamps from my life BK (before kids) so I think I have at least one thing on the list of things I would have to buy to make the project!!! I can say I recommend the book, if you are looking to expand your creativity beyond the typical beaded necklace/earrings! You may have to invest in some supplies, but if you are looking to take the jewelry you make and sell to a different level or in a different direction, then this book is for you!

3 thoughts on “Beyond The Bead”

  1. sue, i’ve been looking at this book for a while now, you may have just promted me into buying it. two other books look very intriguing to me also, custom cool jewelry by melinda barta and a charming exchange by ruth rae.

  2. Ooh! I’ve been wondering about this one! When I first started making jewelry, I taught myself using Margot Potter’s Impatient Beader book, so I have a soft spot in my heart for her books. I think I’ll definitely pick it up based on your recommendation!

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