Bead&Button releases Creative Beading Vol 8
Recently, I received a copy of Creative Beading Vol. 8 by Kalmbach Publishing and I was please to find they included a bracelet I designed. My friend Sara Oehler, from Soft Flex Company, designed some beautiful Russian Spiral bracelets using only beads and Soft Flex wire!
Looking through this book, there were many projects that caught my eye. Two in particular stood out to me. The first is Spellbinding spangles, because I really loved the chain mixed into the design and the different textures that blended well together. The second are the designs made with Soutache. I've been seeing many designs lately that use this product. I suspect because it's a great alternative to bead embroidery and probably a lot less involved in the stitching, which makes it appealing to work with. I would be excited to try it myself!