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Old 2007-01-17, 2:20pm
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I was just wondering if anybody has the book Dots: The Difinitive by Deanne Griffin Dove and someone else? If so, is it a good book? Lots of color pictures? AND what other books or dvd's does anyone have that are good? Just curious.
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Old 2007-01-17, 2:26pm
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I have it and yes, it is good in learning placement techniques.
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Old 2007-01-17, 2:29pm
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i have it & like it, lots of good ideas & pics for basic dot layouts. corina's passing the flame is really good for pics, how to's & ideas about all techniques. beads of glass (by cindy jenkins maybe?) is similar with lots of pics & tutorials.
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Old 2007-01-17, 3:11pm
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... AND what other books or dvd's does anyone have that are good? Just curious.
There are quite a few book and video reviews here: http://sgb-midatlantic.org/book_reviews.html

Jan

PS --- And yes, Deanna and Brad's book is great. VERY informative.
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Old 2007-01-17, 3:42pm
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DON'T WAste Your Money!!!!

I love books. Cookbooks, art books, how to books, textbooks.

I bought this book, read it cover to cover the first night I got it.

It seemed NOT to make sence. I read it again and the same thing.

The book is what I would call smoke and mirrors.

To me the authors set out to get publicity and money, but did not want to give away their secrets. Why should they?
That is what I am paying money for. Don't show me how to do all your beads but one or two please!

If they are call their book the "Definitive Guide" then give me the goods.


Even if the book is only $20 bucks, I felt completely ripped off.

I am used to James Kerwin's books when the artist takes you through, the entire process. Elements and also a finished bead - putting all the elements together in a finished bead.

If I relate this to cooking it would be like getting a recipie for brownies, but not being given the step by step on how to put the ingredients, ie. together so the brownies turn out right and can be consumed.

An experienced chef knows that the dry ingredients are mixed, wet ingredients are mixed. Eggs are considered a wet ingredient. The cocolate is melted, and then becomes a wet ingredient, etc. Imagine a cookbook with out these instructions.

But then what do I know?

Sorry this is so harsh,

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Old 2007-01-17, 10:32pm
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I have the book, and while I thinks it's o.k., I also think it could be better if written by one or the other. They both make beautiful beads, no doubt about that. But what I don't like about the way the book was written is, this is Brad's way, and this is Deanna's way. Sure we all have different techniques to achieve nearly the same results, but combining two techniques within the same chapter can be confusing to someone who wants to learn a technique.
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