Powerful bead patterns of images of women convey depth, character and intensityIn this book, Margie Deeb clearly expresses the variety of powerful, wise, gentle, knowing, youthful, and charming personalities of the Women portrayed in these beading patterns.
None of them is alike except that each is an image of a Woman. Women, Goddesses, Muses, Priestesses and Dream Guides are all here and all of them are utterly enchanting. The bead patterns are as detailed and as full of personality as a photograph.
The pattern of The Matriarch especially captivated me; she is the essence of Mom, proudly watching her children grow. At the same time, she is the perfect image of the Great Mother; Nurturer, Teacher and Protector of us all.
Other patterns that really reached me are Iris, the Goddess of the Rainbow, Deva of the flowers, Grace, Priestess and the Maiden, Mother, Crone bracelet.
Margie has a design talent that is unmatched. She can portray vivid personality in her subjects on as small a scale as a bracelet or necklace. The patterns are easy to follow and each is offered in both loom and Peyote versions. Images of the finished beadwork offer suggestions as to additional embellishment. This book is a bargain at just $19.95 and is one to add to your beading library if you have even known a woman.