"The projects in this book may be bohemian-inspired, but they're more haute than hippie. Jewelry designers Eurto and Siegel work with ribbons and cords in their designs, and the contrast between these softer materials and the beads and stones in their jewelry is a source of inspiration." -- "Library Journal" "So what is a "bohemian, anyway? By the looks of this luscious book it is a woman who favors a soft, fluttery style accented with bits of silky ribbon, shiny beads and a supple leather strap or two (50 Shades fans, take note!). All the projects incorporate unusual elements...buttons, lace scraps, ceramic letters, leather knots, braid scraps...that surprise and inspire. The technique illustrations are both pretty and illuminating and the photography of the finished projects is both alluring and detailed enough to provide further clarification and direction to the hobbyist. Overall, a lovely addition to a jewelry-maker's library." - "Publishers Weekly" "Beautiful photography, great techniques and a well laid-out format. Whether you are an experienced beader, or a week-ender--this book has lots of information on beading techniques." - "Amanda Davie " "Love this book. I seriously have pages dog-earred all over the place. So many awesome ideas!" - " Amy Freeland, Copper Diem " "Lorelei and Erin do a great job with introducing fibers in jewelry-making. It opens up so many possibilities! The use of fibers can help facilitate making quick projects that look stunning." - "Andrew Thornton " "The layout and the photos are really great in this book and one of my favorite things is not only do they list step-by-step instructions, but also reference the tools and techniques used in each piece." - "Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf" "It's fun, funky and I can't find one design I wouldn't want to wear out on a Saturday afternoon looking for antiques or sipping cafe au lait with friends." - "Beth Hemmila, Hint Jewelry" "This will b Lovers of distinctive jewellery will find some fabulous ideas in this book. From simple techniques such as wire-wrapping to the more advanced such as knotted loops and button clasps, there's an excellent selection of projects for all skill levels and tastes. Every design has clear instructions that are easy for even a beginner to follow, while offering a jumping-off point for your own creativity. The authors focus on simple materials that are easy to find, and their designs are the perfect showcase for your own handmade or shop-bought beads. If you're looking for really unique jewellery - whether for yourself or to make for friends - then this is the book for you.-Handmade Living
About the Author
Lorelei Eurto runs a successful Etsy jewelry business. She has been published in Stringing, Bead Style, Bead Trends, Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry 2009 and 2010, and in the books Chain Style and Enchanted Adornments (both Interweave). She lives in upstate New York. Erin Siegel is an accomplished jewelry designer, instructor, and ceramic bead artist. Her jewelry projects have been published in the beading magazines Stringing and Bead Trends. She lives in Massachusetts.