Oh my! I saw a printout of the PDF preview of this book at Margo Field's bead shop (Poppy Field Bead Co.) last weekend and you know you're in for a treat when a consummate beadiste who's also a professional graphic designer decides to put out her, what, fourth book?
Margie is billing this as a coffee-table book of inspiration, but I notice it also includes tutorials for several beading stitches as well as projects. The list of artists who created projects for this book is pretty impressive! (but I'll let you download the PDF to see who's in it...)
Visit Margie's site to pre-order the book (it comes out this summer), and/or to download the 8-page PDF preview.
Psst! Here's the blurb from Amazon:
Confused by color? Don’t be. Get The Beader’s Color Palette, a priceless resource for beaders seeking inspiration for their jewelry designs. Author Margie Deeb presents 220 palettes inspired by five diverse themes, along with examples of finished jewelry and 20 step-by-step projects that interpret those themes. From the four elements (air, fire, water, and earth), to artists’ palettes (from ancient Egyptian through modern art), from world cultures (including Latin America, India and Tibet, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East) to environments (rainforests, the Southwest, the Mediterranean), to the natural world (marine life, birds, insects)--these palettes capture the essence of countless human experiences and dreams. Beginners will love the basics section on off-loom stitches, loom weaving, and stringing; more advanced beaders will be inspired to take on the wide world of beautiful color.