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A new book from a favorite designer

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Jewelry Designs with CzechMates Beads by Anna Elizabeth Draeger.

Kalmbach Books, 2017, ISBN 978-1627003186, $21.95

Trying to figure out what to do with all those cool lentils, daggers, tiles, bricks, triangles, and quads that you've been picking up at your local bead shops and or seeing in the magazines and on the jewelry making supply websites? Then you'll be very interested in this book that arrived on our desks this month.

Former Bead&Button magazine associate editor Anna Elizabeth Draeger brings us this new title, focusing exclusively on the new CzechMates Dimensional Beading system, which features innovative materials that are designed to work together as building blocks for making jewelry.

There are more than 20 projects and even more design variations, as well as easy-to-follow instructions on basic stitches and bead shapes. 

The projects included in the book range from beginner to advanced beginner to intermediate. The photos and illustrations are clear and easy-to-follow. You'll make bracelets, pendants, necklaces and even earrings! 

In addition to the two- and four-hole beads, the projects also incorporate seed beads, pearls, and crystals. This 8.25" x 10.75" book has 112 pages and features more than 60 color photos.

Want a little taste of Anna's style? We have featured a lot of her work here on Facet, check out these projects!

And be sure to follow Facet on Facebook, where Anna will be joining us LIVE on Friday, September 8!

Do you beading?

Then you’ll want to subscribe to Bead&Button magazine! You’ll get exclusive projects, gorgeous design inspirations, helpful advice about new products, and much more!

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