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    Copyright © 1998 Caravan Beads, Inc.

    Published 1998 by Caravan Beads, Inc.

    Color Photography by Howell, Ltd.

    Printed in the United States of America

    Miyuki Shoji Co., Ltd. is Japan's oldest maker of glass seed beads. Their Delica® beads are prized by bearers all over the world for their vast color range and amazing uniformity. In 1997, Caravan Beads sponsored the 1st International Miyuki Delica Challenge Competition. This book features many of the wonderful entries from that competition. Over sixty full-color photographs are accompanied by explanatory texts by the artists describing their development as bead artists, technical information about their entries, as well as their sources of inspiration. Whether you are a beginner looking for ideas or an experienced beader, this book invites you into the world of contemporary beadwork. It also includes a national directory of retail sources for Delicas as well as directions for many of the beading techniques used in creating these beautiful works of art.