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Then & Again

Then & Again is a collection of 36 designs for peyote stitch inspired by my collection of antique purses. Each of the 12 sets of designs features an evening purse, a chatelaine purse and a bracelet. Designs range in skill level from beginner to advanced.Patterns shown in FULL COLOR with professional photographs by Digital Design Studio

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Click on the images below to see large images of the evening bags, chatelaines and bracelets!
Deco Flames
Victorian Garden
Sunshine Deco
The Flapper  Night Out  Deco Delight
 Classic Grace  Blue Poppies
 Rose Bouquet
 Steel Deco
 Elegant Evening
English Garden

BOOK REVIEWS

Review- THEN & AGAIN - About.com Beadwork Site

Then & Again Suzanne Cooper, 1995
Suzanne Cooper, Inc.
8 1/2 X 11, paperbound, 29 pages, color photos and graphs. $19.95

If you have ever looked at a beaded evening bag and been captivated by it, this book is for you! I can spend hours looking at this book, I am completely captivated by the antique purses shown, and by themodern interpretations of them. A little history is given for each bag, and for each one Suzanne has designed an evening bag, a chantelaine and a bracelet. These bags are all designed to be fittet onto a purse frame, but there are also instructions for making then to use with out the frame. And, of course, there are the bracelets. This book is less tutorial that others, and has a great photograph of both the original item as well as the completed beadwork. A must for everyone who has ever wanted a beaded handbag. You will be inspired like never before! Contact Suzanne Cooper for ordering information.

 

Review- THEN & AGAIN - The BeadAholic Quarterly Webzine, March 1999

Then & Again is a collection of 36 designs for peyote stitch inspired by Suzanne's collection of antique purses. Each of the 12 sets of designs features an evening purse, a chatelaine purse and a bracelet. Designs range in skill level from beginner to advanced.

This is another wonderful book by Suzanne Cooper. Each one seems to get better and there are so many wonderful patterns based on historical beaded purses to be used on modern pieces of beaded art that it takes my breath away. The pattern graphs are all in color and easy to follow.

Most of the new purse pattern graphs and new finished pieces are accompanied by a picture of the original antique purse.

Although most of the beaded purses are done using purchased frames, there are general instructions on how to complete the purses without using a purchased frame.

Suzanne has done it again - a beautiful book and a must have for anyone who loves collecting beadwork books and/or using beautiful pre-designed patterns.

Review- THEN & AGAIN- Copper Coyote Ltd

Suzanne does it again with this wonderful book of designs based on her extensive collection of antique beaded and mesh purses. There are 36 designs for evening purses, chatelaine purses and bracelets, with photos of the original purses from which she took her inspiration as well as photos of the completed designs. Truly beautiful beadwork designs, showcased in a beautifully produced book.