I have a question for you bead artist out there creating gorgeous pieces of jewelry regardless if it is bead embroidery or bead weaving. Do you fringe? Have you every finished a project and wondered how to complete it turning it into amazing to stunning? I have a brand new book out that you are going to want to have to help you with this question no matter if you already feel confident in adding fringe or if you are new and want to learn the basics.
Last week I got the most amazing book in the mail from Jamie Cloud Eakin. It is her latest book called Bead Play with Fringe: Techniques, designs, and projects. I've spent hours pouring over the new books which is filled with detailed illustrations and pictures in each chapter. She starts with pictures of different types of fringe describing the basics of each technique. Then each chapter focuses on the type of fringe technique with generous pictures and alternative colorways. The projects have detailed supply list to help the student know what needs to be in front of them before starting. Then with graphs and illustrations, Jamie takes the student through the project step by step. Each chapter then builds on the confidence of the student to more challenging types of bead fringing. Jamie starts with simple basic fringing then leads on to loop, kinky, branch, and ends with twisted and spiral fringing. All with photos of Jamie's amazing beaded treasures.
Bead Play with Fringe can be purchase at Amazon here. You will want to add it to you book case and use it as a reference book when finishing up designs. Bead Play with Fringe is a permanent addition to my craft library right next to Jamie's other books. I'm sure you will be delighted in this book as much as I have been.
I want to thank Jamie so much for sending me a copy of Bead Play with Fringe. If you would like to see more examples of Jamie's amazing pieces of jewelry, then please click here.
So here are my own examples of the question Shakespeare would ask a Bead Artist: To Fringe or Not to Fringe?