Author(s): Maggie Meister
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Maggie Meister's travels and adventures in Europe, especially Italy, have set the visual tone for her beadwork and this book in the "Beadweaving Master Class" series. Inspired by classical art and architecture and drawing on Roman frescoes, mosaics and the jewellery of antiquity, Maggie gives the intermediate beader step-by-step, illustrated instructions for 20 jewellery projects.
"The book is exquisite. I'm inspired." - The Bead Dreamer "If you were to read bead books with the same expectations as romance novels...this book would be sold wrapped in brown paper wrapper and only for those 21 and over, know what I mean Yes, it is THAT GOOD. I think that part of why I am all ga-ga over this book is Maggie's heavy influence of ethnic jewelry and art which is something I LOVE. She draws her inspiration from ancient cultures and styles. The pieces have a museum quality feel with a modern day practicality. You just can't beat the projects she offers. There are 20 designs in this book, a nice balance of earrings, necklaces and cuff style bracelets. For the intermediate to advanced seed beader, this book will be a a joy to play with. I think it is fabulous that Lark Crafts has published a book of this caliber for those of us who are tired of simple uninspired projects." - Sig Wynne-Evans "Maggie Meister has locked in! She has found her inspiration in wonderful works of a
Maggie Meister's designs came to fruition when her family moved to Naples in 1998 and her lifelong passions in history, archaeology and beads merged. Her work has been featured in various publications and she has taught workshops in America, Italy and Turkey, as well as exhibiting work in Milan and Capri.