Lark Books’ “Showcase: 500 Beaded Jewelry” is out, and Kandra Norsigian is in it! So are many friends…

Lark Books’ “Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork” is out and friend and client Kandra Norsigian is in it!

Lark Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry coverThis is a gorgeous addition to Lark’s “5oo” series of art and craft books.  As ever, the production is superb.  The selection is varied, but uniformly excellent.

Good friends, including Marcie Stone, Susan Blessinger,  Marcia DeCoster and Ana Garcia are featured in this book.  In fact, San Diego’s beading and jewelry design community is incredibly well represented.  Jeanette Cook, Leslie Frumin, Mary Hicklin, Valerie Kuzma, Nancy Meli Walker, Joseph Naskar, and Cooky Schock are included.  I’m sure the Bead Society of San Diego County is very proud of the inclusion of so many talented artists.  (I’m counting both Kandra and Marcie as honorary San Diegans because they both spent much time here and added so much to the community).

Kandra’s beaded amulet purse (page 74), designed by Debra Ward and executed by Kandra, has been shown on these pages, but is worth the repetition.  It’s spectacular!

Beaded Amulet Purse by Kandra Norsigian. Photography by Steve Rossman, San Diego-based jewelry photographer

The photo was shot using a Nikon D300 camera, Nikkor 60mm micro lens, and tungsten softbox lighting in my Escondido studio, just north of San Diego.

Kandra’s Beads is a great bead shop in the heart of Solvang, just off the central California coast, less than an hour north of Santa Barbara. It’s a quaint and beautiful town filled with galleries, antique shops and great restaurants.  Kandra’s shop is located at 1539A Mission Drive.  You can see more of her work in person or at her website:

The book can be purchased at at a deep discount.

Congrats to Kandra and Debra and all of the other talented artists whose work graces these beautiful pages.

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5 Responses to Lark Books’ “Showcase: 500 Beaded Jewelry” is out, and Kandra Norsigian is in it! So are many friends…

  1. Kandra says:

    Thank you!
    Love, Kandra
    P.S. It’s because Steve takes such good pictures!

  2. kandra1 says:

    Thank you Steve and it’s because you take such wonderful pictures!
    Love, Kandra

  3. steverossman says:

    I respectfully disagree. It’s because your work is gorgeous!

  4. Connie Fox says:

    Congrats big time Steve!!! And high five to Kandra and all the other bead stars!

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