Being an art bead maker rather than an art bead user, I often admire the intricacies and ingenuity of great jewelry designs that incorporate our handmade beads. While trying to catch up with my endless list of sites-I-really-want-to-follow-up-on I came across Robin Atkin’s post about finger weaving.
Shown at the right is a tassel she recently finished with an awesome glass art bead by Jenny Friske-Baer of Divine Spark Designs. The post went on to talk in-depth about the cording used for finger weaving.
As I looked further I saw that Robin wrote a book last year, Beaded Treasures: Finger Woven Bracelets, Necklaces, Tassels & Straps, and has many others. I have long admired these colorful corded pieces of jewelry and always thought they were beyond my abilities. Robin makes it sound easy and you know what is on the way to me? Yep. One of her books. You can bet that I’ll be back here to review it!