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All books are out of print but may be ordered as PDF copies. The first book is $25.00; two or more books are $20.00 each. Please send a check or pay with Paypal to my email address (  After payment is received, a download link will be sent to your email address.


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Lark Books, 2013, 176 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", full color. 



Shaped Beadwork and Beyond

Take three-dimensional shapes for jewelry to a new level: more than 40 projects based on triangles, squares, pentagons and hexagons. Use these flat shapes to create three dimensional shapes including a cornerless cube beaded bead, a nine-pointed star, Fingers in my Pocket Doll, a snub cube beaded bead, a heart, the Tropical Bauble, Temari Balls beaded beads and many, many more.

Lark Books, 2013, 176 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", full color.



Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Projects

This book features two dozen of my patterns which I've taught over the years at bead conferences, the Bead & Button Show and various bead stores. You'll love using odd bits of beads in the One-To-Many Strand Necklace or creating a tiny basket of flowers with an unusual Zulu stitch. Or maybe you have a bag of old buttons that you can turn into a Button Doll! If you're into the Miriam Haskell jewelry style, you can try the Collage Pin and learn to wire beads to a perforated metal base. There are projects for all levels of beading experience from beginner to advanced.

Lark Books, ©2012; 128 pp., 9" x 10", full color.


Shaped Beadwork

Shapes open a world of possibilities for creating jewelry. Begin with the basic flat shapes: triangle, square, pentagon and hexagon, then move on to using these shapes in three-dimensional shapes such as a pyramid, cube, tetrahedron and more and open shapes like donuts. Patterns are also provided for ethnic jewelry such as the Tuareg Pendant and for natural motifs like the Trillium Necklace. The shapes are created with peyote stitch and cylinder beads with a thread and needle. Some beadwork experience is helpful but instructions are written for even a beginner.

Lark Books, 2009, 120 pp., 8 3/4" x 10 1/4", full color



The Beaded Garden

Learn to make three-dimensional beaded flowers, butterflies and other garden delights using beads, mostly Delicas, and thread and off-loom beading stitches.

Flowers include rose, water lily, Scottish thistle, daffodil, calla lily, poppy, bromeliad, pansy, morning glory, Cattleya orchid, tulips, lilies of the valley, daisy, fleabane, plus various leaves, butterfly, dragon fly and caterpillar.

Interweave Press, 128 pp., 8 1/2" x 9", full color.

The Joy of Two-Hole Beads (Ebook 1)

Exciting patterns for jewelry and three-dimensional projects such a beaded beads using Miyuki Tila and Half Tila beads, CzechMates triangles, bars, tiles, daggers, lentils and bricks and Swarovski two-hole beads. The versatility of two-hole beads will amaze and delight beaders of all experience levels. All patterns are illustrated with carefully explained text making them easy to follow.

Part One patterns include round chains, flat chains, three-dimensional shapes; Part Two patterns include assembling crystals and
sew-on stones connected with chandelier parts and pinch bails.

Self-published PDF, © 2014; 8 1/2" x 11", 102 pages, full color
More Joy of Two-Hole Beads (Ebook 2)
Beading with Brick Stitch

Beading with Brick Stitch

This colorful, well-written book begins with a history of brick stitch, then continues with tools and techniques and ten inspiring projects with complete instructions, including Diagonal Brick Stitch, Paisleys, Petroglyph Necklace, Crossroads Bracelet and more. It concludes with a gallery of brick stitch beadwork by the author and other bead artists.

Interweave Press, © 2001; 128 pp., 8 1/2" x 9", full color.


Zulu Meets Swarovski (Ebook 3)

This book offers the bling of crystals combined with the unusual techniques of Zulu beadwork .  For sparkle and fun, this is the book you need!

Self-published PDF, © 2008; 8 1/2" x 11", 102 pages, full color

Beads and Threads: A New Technique for Fiber Jewelry by Diane Fitzgerald and Helen Banes

Beads and Threads: A New Technique for Fiber Jewelry

Make a beautiful loom-woven fiber necklace with beads incorporated in the weaving. This portable technique is easy to do and offers wide scope for creativity and designing your own patterns as well as using those provided.

Flower Valley Press, © 1993; 132 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", Full color


Zulu Inspired Beadwork

More than 20 projects based on unusual Zulu beading techniques are included in this 128-page
soft-cover book. Some have have not been published before! Color photos of actual Zulu beadwork, images of contemporary Zulus at a coming-of-age ceremony,
historical images and clear and well-illustrated instructions will make this a book you’ll want to own and refer to often for inspiration. Perhaps the favorite among these is the Zulu Flowerette Chain.

 Interweave Press, © 2007; 128 pp., 8 1/2" x 9", full color.

Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald

Netted Beadwork

This book focuses on using netting techniques to make a variety of jewelry and objects. A short survey of how it is used around the
world and a gallery of netted beadwork by artists from across the U.S. are also included.

Interweave Press, © 2003; 128 pp., 8 1/2" x 9", full color.



Contemporary Beadwork I: Counted and Charted Patterns for Peyote Stitch

Take the guess-work out of following a peyote stitch pattern with these easy to read counted patterns and the Bead-Line Guide
included in the book. With the Bead-Line Guide you can easily see exactly which row of beads you are working. The 86-page book contains instructions for flat peyote stitch and 50 repeating patterns which may be worked from the graphs, similar to counted cross stitch, or from the text which gives you the bead counts for each row: for example, 3 light, 2 dark, 1 medium. You select the bead colors in light, medium and dark shades.

Self-published PDF, © 1995; 85 pp., 8 1/2" x 11, B&W




Diane Fitzgerald
Beautiful Beads
8432 Claymore Ct.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

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