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Celebrate the innovation and creative inspiration of contemporary beadmakers from around the world! This gorgeous volume in the popular Showcase series presents 1,000 unique beads, all handcrafted from a dazzling array of materials—including glass, polymer clay, ceramics, metal, paper, fiber, plastic, wood, and stone. Each one is a magnificent piece of art, whether on its own or in a piece of jewelry or other ornamentation.
Kristina Logan is the world's leading glass beadmaker. Her work has been exhibited in preeminent museums and institutions internationally, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Corning Museum of Glass; and the Musée du Verre de Sars-Poteries in France. She is a past president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, teaches regularly at leading schools in the US and Europe, and authored a chapter in The Penland Book of Glass (Lark). Kristina lives in Portsmouth, NH, and Provence, France.
Ray Hemachandra is the team lead for Lark Jewelry & Beading and the author of many books, including Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry and The Penland Book of Glass. He lives in Asheville, NC.