RENATA GRAHAM is a qualified teacher and a professional jewelry maker specializing in bead jewelry. She has taught both in the U.K. and abroad for over 20 years. She also runs a successful jewelry course business, teaching several hundred beginners and improvers every year how to design and make their own beautiful bead creations. In addition to teaching, Renata also makes and sells over 400 pieces of jewelry a year.
"This is an abolutely wonderful book for any beginner who needs to learn the basics, or for the seasoned beader who wants to learn a few extra tricks. Beginners, you're in able hands. Renata has been a teacher for over 20 years, and it shows: the bounty of information (such as how to use a color wheel and how to sketch and plan your designs, and very thorough technique instructions) that she supplies makes this book an invaluable resource!" --Bead Design Studio"Jewelry-making books for absolute beginners are difficult to come by; Graham's expert approach makes this one a handy addition to library collections." --Library Journal