Reviewed by Cindi Bisson
Soutache & Bead Embroidery guides the reader through creating incredibly unique pieces of wearable art with an interesting combination of textures and elements. The materials needed are not complex, yet they combine to create pieces that are definitely intriguingly detailed. As an artist who loves combining textures in unexpected ways, the addition of the Soutache fibers to the variety of beads definitely catches my eye. Techniques are explained with clear instructions and color step-out photos, beginning with more basic skills in the first project and then building upon those skills learned to create more involved designs. Beginners, as well as advanced jewelry artists will find the skills acquirable and the ideas shared inspiring. 18 Projects include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins and pendants. Amee K. Sweet-McNamara also includes a gallery of inspiration to spark your creativity for future projects.
Published by www.KalmbachBooks.com Softcover, 95 pages. MSRP is $21.99.