David Dean, a noted beadworker and fan maker, traces the spread of beadwork across North America. The Europeans brought glass beads to the Americas and Native Americans began useing beads to decorate clothing, accessories and everyday objects. Contemporary as well as historical pieces are shown in vivid color photographs. The book features patterns of beadwork, information on researching and collecting Native American beadwork and clear illustrations on techniques.
Intervweave Press, 2002Paperback, 150 pages