Friday, May 18, 2012

Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue Book Review and Give Away

Lark Crafts has published a fascinating book on Japanese Beadwork by master bead artist Sonoko Nozue. They sent me a copy to review and give away.

The book starts with a Beginning Chapter that has good definitions and illustrations as guides to interpret instructions for the 25 projects in the book.

While some basics are given, unless the reader is a quick study, with good hand dexterity, this probably not a book for beginners. For the beader who is looking for a different group of challenges, this book will be a good addition to the library.

The projects are both challenging and very wearable. They vary from elegant simple ropes to very complex evening wear designs. 

Nozue's artistry is apparent in the colors chosen and the variations of designs in different colorways. The book has a nice gallery of the artist's work as well.

If you would like to enter a drawing for this book, leave a comment by May 25 and a way to contact you. Check back on May 26 to see who won the book.



  1. I'd love to have a copy of this book. The beadwork looks very elegant.

  2. wow! thanks for talking about this book --- it needs to be on my "wish list" for future purchase

    unless you pull my name!

    1. Bev, you are the winner of the book. Please email me your address and I will send it out to you.


  3. This would make a great companion to my book on Japanese embroidery. I think it's the attention to detail that makes these artists so admired.

  4. I seem to be obsessed with beads lately, and the more unique the shape of the design the better! Would love to have this book for the eye candy and the design ideas!!!


  5. Would love to have this book.

  6. Unusual beading book. Looks very interesting. Thanks for counting me in, Nancy!