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
- Artists Historical Palettes
- World Cultures
- Gorgeous Planet
- Living Colour
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