Lisa Kan's designs are inspired by Art History and, as the title of the book suggests, all have a romantic but elegant feel to them. This book features fifteen step-by-step designs with Gothic, Renaissance, Victorian and Art Nouveau influences. Lisa manages to mix vintage findings with seed beads, lampwork, buttons and modern components. This book is ideal for any beadworker as it features all the traditional stitches. Each project builds on simple elements to create sophisticated designs. Projects include a scalloped chain necklace, pearl Ndebele earrings and a bracelet set, mesh pearl bracelet and bohemian drop earrings. Beginners can progress through projects and increase their skills while more advanced beaders will find new challenges in the designs. --Beadworkers Guild Journal, July 08
About the Author
Lisa Kan is a lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer based in California. She regularly sells her beads at all of the major bead shows and through her website lisakan.com. Her jewelry designs have been published in Beadwork, Stringing, Bead Unique, and Bead Style magazines, and her lampwork has been featured in 1000 Glass Beads, More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Glass Beadmaking, and The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking. She has also been a featured designer and written articles for softflexcompany.com.