Magazine Review: Bead Style November 2012 Issue
// December 21st, 2012 // Book Reviews
To be honest I am not a Beader or Jewelry Maker. I know very little about this art form. So I opened the magazine with very little prior knowledge of what I was about to read. I soon discovered something. I didn’t need years of extensive knowledge to understand or do any of the projects in this magazine. It is written in a very easy to understand manner and includes a glossary that contains the specific terms that are used.
I was also impressed by the amount of projects that were available in it. To my count there were almost 20. All of the projects were laid out for you step by step with pictures as visual aids. This made it easy for even a beginner, like myself, to be ale to tackle the projects and techniques.
The above picture is a bracelet and pendant I made inspired by one of the projects in the magazine that included the use of polymer clay. I didn’t have all of the supplies to the project exactly the way it was shown, but I certainly had fun making it and will be proud to wear it.
I must say that I would definitely buy this magazine the next time I see it in the store, instead of passing it over because I’m not a “Beader”. If you are looking for some inspiration in an easy to read format, this is the magazine for you. Even if you have never made jewelry in the past.