Bead Flora: the revival of French beaded flowers
Bead Flora: the revival of French Beaded Flowers - Release date 2/1/2019
Retail price: 27.95 USD. Order from me directly for 25.95 USD autographed. Shipping to free to US residents. I'll be shipping internationally for those who wish to have my autograph. Due to international shipping, it will be more expensive than what you will purchase at retail. If you are an international buyer, check out Amazon in your countries. Amazon Prime is available in most countries. For those who are not able to order online, ask your local book retailer to stock the book so you can purchase it from them directly. Book retailers are not able to order it at this moment yet. I anticipate that can happen by March 2019.
US Residents: Free shipping Canada: 4.50 USD International: 11 USD
With over 23 exciting projects ranging from simple flowers to exciting jewelry and accessories. You will find old favorites as well as new innovative techniques.
Something as simple as just seed beads and wire can be transformed into flowers. Learn the old-world art of French beaded flowers with revitalized techniques and patterns from a master designer.
Foreword by author Ragnar Levi
"Welcome to Fen Li's dazzling world of everlasting flowers! What you will discover here is a rich variety of stunning shapes and colors, as well as a versatile craft with an exciting past.
The French beaded flora is breathtaking, in more ways than one. Developing your skills in flower beading, you will in fact be carrying forward a tradition rooted in the Middle Ages, starting in Venetian glassworks, winding through European monasteries and courts, and eventually crossing the Atlantic.
With Fen's inviting book before your eyes, and her classically inspired yet subtly innovative patterns, you will be learning the craft from a successful bead artist who continues to revitalize the artform. Enjoy!
-Ragnar Levi, collector of beaded flowers and author of Flowers Forever: Bead Craft from France and Venice.