Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book review - The Beader's Color Palette

This book arrived today from Book Depository (the best way to order books). As a beader and quilter, I love reading about colour and this book is a wonderful resource. It is not only for beaders though - as a quilter it is also a brilliant way to analyse inspirational images for perfect colour combinations for your quilts.

Margie Deeb has written a book with 220 different colour combinations which are themed into categories
  • Elements
  • Artists Historical Palettes
  • World Cultures
  • Gorgeous Planet
  • Living Colour
I am really impressed with the inspirational photography and the matching beading projects. Each category also has 4 projects of different levels with clear instructions and clear colour step by step photos.

Although I don't usually make jewellery - my work is usually bead embellishment on quilts - I am definitely inspired to give some of these ideas a try. I do have one or two beads to play with.

This book won the Best How-To Craft book of 2009 by the prestigious Library Journal and I am not surprised as is it beautifully produced and inspirational.

Here is one of my latest little pieces


Sue in Melbourne said...

I love this Lisa, you are so neat with your beading. It's just beautiful.

Hannele said...

Lisa, it is gourgeous! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors these days =)