* Melanie's artful approach to remix-reuse-remake is right on
trend with today's crafters, from Steampunk and beyond: use simple
tools and readily available materials, including unique personal
objects, to create fascinating jewelry with a story
* The author's extremely inventive and skillful approach to creating richly storied and detailed pieces will inspire intrepid artists of all kinds
* Learn a range of beginning to intermediate beadweaving skills and combine them with inventive mixed-media applications. Beaders and mixed-media artists will both find familiar territory and new challenges in this book
* Explore new and inventive directions with seed beads: seed beads continue to be popular, and this book offers seed bead lovers a whole new range of ideas to explore and experiment with
Melanie Doerman has been beading for more than sixteen years. Her work has been featured in Beadwork and Belle Armoire Jewelry magazines. She lives in California and teaches throughout the United States. She blogs at talesofamagpie.typepad.com.