Working with world-famous Swarovski cut-crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings and brooches for beaders of every skill level. Laura provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) and presents 50 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colours and shapes to create custom effects. All 70 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch and spiral rope. Laura also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, beaded leaves, star flowers, berry clusters and fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations.
The Author Beadwork artist Laura McCabe exhibits and sells her jewellery throughout the world to more than 2000 international clients through her own website www.lauramccabejewelry.com. She regularly teaches workshops in the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines.