my advance copy of Bead Simple is here! January 17, 2008

I’m so excited — I just got my advance copy of Bead Simple this morning! I had a B+W galley to look over before, which was great, but the glossy, colorful, real version is just so amazing to see. I’m so happy to hold it in my hands and flip through the pages… I love how it turned out.

Here are a few sneak peeks at it…

The cover has been final, and out, for awhile, but it is pretty cool to see the real thing!

Bead Simple - cover

This is one of my favorite things in the book: a lush arrangement of vintage and new beads compiled by Burcu Avsar and Zach DeSart, to accompany all the front-section info about jewelry-making materials. I just want to look at that picture all day.

Pages from Bead Simple

And here is a project spread — I liked how the earrings photos and the text are such a lovely mix. These are two of my favorite earrings projects, I am always drawn to circles and symmetry and negative space.

Pages from Bead Simple

I’ll be updating the Bead Simple site soon — I have my first two events planned, which is exciting! I can’t wait. The book is out on March 28 but if you are interested, you can pre-order it now on Amazon. And I have asked Multnomah County Library and the Los Angeles Public Library to order it, so it will be check-out-able. If you are also a library person, and have a minute to make the request, I would love it if you asked your local branch to carry it too.

Thanks for letting me go on a little self-promotional tangent, and I’ll be back to other people’s crafts and events tomorrow. I’m heading to San Francisco in a couple of hours so I’ll catch up with my regular posting from there!

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