Thursday, January 30, 2014
It's here! It's here! It's here!
Being part of this book means more to me than I can say, and not just because it's a book and I'm in it, but because so many of my favorite people are in here with me.
Reading it is like having all of them in my home for a visit, talking about beads and beading, and sharing our work. From here on out, I will always have this particular moment in time, these wonderful people, and their beautiful work, within reach.
Anytime I want to, I can open it up and be with my friends and our beads. That's the best part.
The name of the book is Marcia De Coster Presents: Interviews with 30 Beaders on Inspiration & Technique (Spotlight on Beading Series) and it's available in all of the usual places. If you love beaders and beadwork, I think you'll really enjoy it. It's not a how-to book (although many of the beaders in it do offer instructions for some of their beadwork on their websites); rather it's a collection of photos of beadwork and interviews with the designers.
Marcia has done a wonderful job of selecting a wide variety of designers, and the questions she asked gave me new insights into each one, even those I thought I knew very well.
Thank you to everyone who has shared their work in this book, and especially, thank you to Marcia DeCoster who made it happen.
I love you all!