Our friend and fellow bead-blogger, Cyndi Lavin, of Beading Arts, recently provided the first chapter of her bead embroidery e-book as a free download.
It is still available here if you didn't have a chance to download it previously.
She has just announced that Chapter 2 has been completed and is now available on her blog, Beading Arts, for a very minimal fee of $3.00.
I just had a chance to roll through all 72 pages of chapter 2 and am amazed that she is churning this out so quickly. It seems to me like a "life's work" project. I think when you can put something out at this pace, you know you have tapped into your inspiration.
I love how she provides some step by step shots that finally take the mystery out of how these artists actually do this bead embroidery. Very cool! It makes me think maybe even I could do something like that!
Cyndi describes this chapter as an exploration of the exchange between mixed media art and bead embroidery...a fancy way of saying "Altered Surfaces".
Thanks a million Cyndi for allowing me to share this here!!