Sherry Sherafini is a beadwork artist who has been creating beaded body adornment since 1997. She was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine, lectures and teaches throughout the US, and has won numerous awards for excellence in design. Her one-of-a-kind beaded art is known internationally and is owned and worn by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Melissa Etheridge, and Fergie. Sherry coauthored TheArt of Bead Embroidery (Kalmbach Books) with artist and dear friend Heidi Kummli, and is featured in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark). She resides in Natrona Heights, PA with her two daughters Erika and Nikki and her Boston Terrier Bailey.
"Serafini's graphic design and fine art skills shine in brilliant color in this book of breathtaking jewelry art that is part instruction and part inspiration. Exquisite pieces dazzle with an aesthetic that is regal yet whimsical. . . . Casual browser and serious artisan will enjoy the images of finished pieces as well as the photos of some of Serafini's more elaborate work." --Booklist
"When I think of bead embroidery, Sherry Serafini usually comes to mind. Her excellent choices of materials, precise stitching, and overall knock-out creations are inspiring to say the least. If you are familiar with embroidery, this book is set up for you to jump right in, but a motivated beginner shouldn't have any trouble following the clear instructions either." --Bead & Button