Last year on Bead Cruise 2009 Marcia brought samples of the book projects. I touched, I gasped and was in awe of the beauty she shared. Thinking about buying this book was not an option. I waited in anticipation to get my copy.
The reviews are out and the ratings are off the chart for Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence.
The beginning of the book walks you through the basics of right angle weave, teaching how to increase, decrease and combine other stitches. Marcia’s use of components and surface embellishments takes right angle weave into a whole new dimension of intricate designs.
Beautiful, sophisticated and elegant you will enjoy making these design from this master beadweaver.The illustrations and instructions are very well written and the photography is top notch.
This book is a must have for those wanting to learn right angle and for those who have already mastered the stitch. Right Angle Weave is an off loom bead weaving technique also called RAW. This stitch can be worked with one or two needles. Basic right angle weave creates a supple fabric.
My book will not be sitting up on the book shelf nestled between the other bead books. It is out in the open where I can pick it up and be inspired by what lies within. Since debuting in August this book has sold out and gone into a second print. The third printing not far behind.
To get your signed copy of Beaded Opulence visit Marcia website at: http://www.marciadecoster.com/
Marcia is the featured Artist of the month at Lark Books. You can read the interview here.
Here is a sample of a project I made from the book called “Medici Drop”
Book review written by Beverly Herman NoEasyBeads