Sunday, 7 April 2013

Classical Elegance {Bead, Book & Bounce}

I'm a little excited to let you all know that the latest book in our Bead, Book & Bounce feature will be Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance. Swoon! Classical Elegance includes a balanced selection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all isnpired by classical art, architecture and jewellery.

"Every single piece... is wonderful"
The Beading Gem - Book Review: Classical Elegance

Patterns In Other Places -

If Classical Elegance hasn't yet made it onto your bookshelf, then you'll be pleased to know that there are several projects, available as free downloads. The Laksmi Pendant and The Artemisia Earrings both feature in the printed version of Classical Elegance, whilst The Fiore Earrings and The Liternum Brooch were both shortlisted for inclusion, but didn't quite make it!

And, If You're Interested -

You can also read an Interview With Maggie Meister, with advice for budding beadweavers and an insight into Maggie's design principles. Maggie's beautiful website, Amphora Designs, is home to Maggie's Blog, Workshop Schedule and Il Marcato (The Market.)

When's The Reveal - 

The reveal for projects made from Classical Elegance will be the 6th June.


Jenny Totterdell said...

yea another book that I have, already have a couple project that I want to try

Peapod Beads said...

I have this and have made nothing from it...might have to join in although I may not make the deadline!

Celticrx said...

Wonderful book, Maggie blends her love of architecture and creating bead designs based on these historical sites.
It resonates within me as I have been fortunate to visit some of these places. Her description of the meanings of the designs and from whence she obtained her inspiration is breathtaking when you see where how developed her ideas..

Sarah said...

I have this one, yay! Lots of beautiful projects, not sure which one to try!