Here are a few pictures featured
in the new book by Robin Atkins, Bead Artist

Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery

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Respect, Bead Journal Project, bead embroidery, by Robin Atkins, bead artist


Visual Journaling
2007 Bead Journal Project, October

This piece is the fifth in a series of 12 made for the 2007 Bead Journal Project. It is an example of how one can tell a story with symbols. Respect represents a need for change in the way I view my body and a move toward greater respect for it. The feather is both literal (I found it on the second day of a new daily walking program) and symbolic (flying away from my old habbits and thoughts). The concepts of telling stories and visual journaling are featured in the "Inspirations" section of the book.

Decade Doll 6, bead embroidery, by Robin Atkins, bead artist

Decade Doll #6

My Life Story, Ages 51 to 60

This piece is the sixth in a series of dolls that tell my life story in a visual way. Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery includes an explanation of this concept and project guidelines for you to tell your life story either in series or in a single montage.

Technique samples, bead embroidery, by Robin Atkins, bead artist

Beading Techniques

Ruffles, Raised Flowers, Pinwheel Flowers and Spiral Shell

These are technique samples for four of the 20 new bead embroidery techniques featured in the book. Suggestions are included for different ways to use and modify each of the techniques. Try all 20 techniques! Use them to add fresh interest and vitality to your own designs.

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