Julia S. Pretl, of Baltimore, Maryland, has been featured in Beadwork in the Baltimore Sun, and in several galleries and exhibits. Her pieces have recently been featured in 500 Beaded Objects (Lark, 2004) and Beading for the Soul (Interweave, 2005). She teaches classes and workshops and is well known in the local, national, and online beadwork communities.
A charming assortment of one-of-a-kind miniature boxes in a variety of shapes for all skill levels.
Julia S. Pretl offers crafters her original method for creating decorative beaded boxes and lids in a wide range of surface designs and shapes. Working only with cylinder and seed beads, needle and thread, crafters can create an impressive array of clever and colorful miniature containers. With step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow word graphs and patterns, Pretl leads the reader through the techniques for creating three-sided, five-sided, and six-sided rectangular, square, and stacked boxes. Four-color photographs of each of the 12 designs introduce each set of instructions. Detailed drawings illustrate the beading techniques.