Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking
- by James Kervin
If you're into making glass beads, I really doubt
that someone could tell you MORE than you want to know about it. I
you're really into it, you always want to know more... Don't
you? Jim's book comes closer to delivering on that promise than
anything else I've seen.
don't miss Jim's series of booklets on
glass artists. Each one includes lots of color photos of
some detailed "how-they-do-it" information.
Here are just a few of our favorites - there are
several more titles available:
Fanciful Floral Beads of Leah Fairbanks and Her Gardens of Glass
and Landscape Beads of Patti Walton and Her Intricate Murrine
Wild and Wonderful World of Sharon Peters and Her Silly Sculptural
Classic Bead Shapes of Jim Smircich and His Amazing Control of Heat
Glass Beads by Cindy Jenkins
Making Glass Beads" is a 'must have' for any glass
beadmaker, or bead collector as well. It features beautiful photos of
work by some of the country's most outstanding glass bead artists, as
well as clear and concise information and instructions.
The information, tips, and step by step photos
what you need to explore the world of lampworking with ease,
understanding and confidence.
of Glass - by Cindy
Wow! Talk about cool lampworked glass beads! This
has a terrific selection of amazing beads made by several accomplished
bead artists. Also includes illustrated step-by-step photos of some of
their beadmaking techniques.
Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass
If you need inspiration, here it is. Beautifully
illustrated. Loaded with a dazzling array of contemporary glass beads.
A wishbook of designs, concepts, and "how'd they do that?"
moments. Can you tell that I really love this book?
Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking - by
If you've got Cindy Jenkins' book on glass
beadmaking, take a look at this one, too. You just may learn something
History of Beads : From 30,000 B.C. to the Present - by Lois
This remarkable book is a comprehensive history of
beads. ...several thousand examples of beads, beaded jewelry, and
beadwork... 40,000 years of history... drawn from every major culture
and region of the world.
...(Beads) have been used throughout the world...
talismans.., status symbols..., religious artifacts..., and as a
standard medium of barter...
Author Lois Dubin presents the panoramic scope of
ubiquitous objects... Her story begins with the dawn of modern people
and finishes with today's exciting renaissance of bead craftsmanship.
In fifteen chapters ...beads are examined for
historical information, their impact on cultural cross-fertilization,
and the light they shed on the ritualistic practices of various
peoples. Special attention is given to important materials, techniques,
and bead types: in particular, the splendid ojime, the extraordinary
beauty of amber and pearls, and the magical talismanic properties of
In over 100 full color illustrations, the beads of
world are displayed. Also included are a bead-shape chart and an
extraordinary 8-page foldout of over 2,000 beads in full color,
assembled as a time line that places every important bead type in its
cultural and historic context.
Also available in an abridged "concise
Beads From Europe - by Sibylle Jargstorf
in Jewelry - by Sibylle Jargstorf
Olde Bead Monger's Trade Bead Sketchbook
- by James
Beads From the West African Trade - by John Picard
Glass of the Ancient World: 1600 B.C.-A. D. 50
In addition to wonderful photographs of ancient
examples from the Corning Museum, this huge book includes a section
detailing modern attempts to duplicate the original works, including
Ancient Glass: Core Formed, Rod-Formed, and Cast Vessels and Objects
from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Roman Empire, 1600 Bc to Ad 50