* A Book About Me! *
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2001 was a fine year - I got a PT Cruiser, the Black Obelisk in my yard did *not* signal Jupiter, and Jim Kervin wrote his first new Beadmakers Series Book... about me! I've got a bunch, but it's only a matter of time till my mother snags em all... get yours now! Let me know if you want the Official Autograph and Doodle, and if you're a bead maker, the Official Assignment (you have 5 years to complete it, and I'll be waiting...)
The book is $15, plus 8.75% tax if you're in California, plus $3 packing & shipping. For ordering & payment info, click here
WHAT SECRETS DID I SPILL?
A bunch! In this all-color 34 page book you'll learn how I got the way I am (no, not Alien Abduction), see lots of bead pictures, and learn how to visualize and design sculptural shapes.
There are complete descriptions, with pictures, of the techniques I use to make some of my sculptural beads that you can apply to your own designs.
This is almost as good as taking one of my classes - but without the rancid jokes, Beatles Bead Tosses, chocolate and S'mores...
AND NOW, BY POPULAR REQUEST - the Absolutely, Positively True Story Of How Jim Kervin thought up the concept for this series (snicker....)
** HOW JIM'S NEW SERIES CAME TO BE **
So Jim Kervin, revered and honored author of More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (great book, way too much information, way too many tips and details and illustrations - every beadmaker should have one!), was sitting in his bath one day and had a brilliant idea. "Eureka!" he cried, leaping out of the tub and flooding the floor, the hall, all the downstairs rooms, drowning 3 cats, and seriously cranking his wife as he raced by.
"I will create a companion series that will supplement my textbook! I will write a set of pattern books that will teach different glass working techniques, and the bead artists will flock to me to spill all their secrets!"
By this time he was galloping full-tilt down the westbound 580 freeway, stark naked and waving pencil and paper in the air. When the Highway Patrol pulled him over and hauled him in, his mug shot became the most accessed pinup photo on the internet... because of the tattoos. And where they were.
So armed with a great idea, Jim K, in a fit of idiocy, started the series with..... me. It's a great honor (thank you so much, Jim!) but it's way weird, to walk into a bookstore and see my beads looking back at me from the shelf! But OHHH it made the Parental Units happy... it looks like you have a Real Job when there's a book!
So get one today! I See (swiping hand over crystal ball)... a huge lotto win for you... and... what is this? The crystal is cloudy.... Yes! a small palazzo in Venice, on one of the cleaner canals... and... Yes! Yes! It's coming clear now... a Yellow Book? Yes! It will change your life! A Yellow Book with bizarre silly creatures in your immediate future! And I see you bookmarking this site... bwahahahaaaaaaa!