Essential Techniques for Making Jewelry Just the Way You Want It
Author: Susan Beal
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A beautifully illustrated craft manual offers a stunning array of 150 jewelry patterns, as well as variations, that can be individually customized with a variety of beads and stringing materials and that use simple beading techniques, accompanied by information on materials, cost, time requirements, and skill levels for each piece. Original.
These rings are great to use the extra beads from larger projects, make someone a quick gift, or have at a craft show. This guide shows how to create 5 different ring patterns that can fit any size finger. Done with a combination of common beading stitches, the rings are quick to make. With over 100 step-by-step photos, these are easy rings that any novice or experienced bead weaver can make.
The 56 projects in this third volume in the series are simple and stunning, and most can be completed within a few hours. They cover a variety of accessories from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and rings. A color photograph of the finished piece and a quick intro for inspiration precede the step-by-step instructions. The editors include a section of basics to get novices started. Individual projects include a luxurious scarf necklace, a multistrand twist bracelet, turning wheel earrings, and a lovely silver cascade jewelry set.
In this beautiful celebration of national bead artisans and their native regions, readers will gain a perspective on how artists’ locations can influence their work. Beaders of all skill levels will enjoy the stories behind the artists and this expansive collection of 30 unique projects presented by some of the top names in the hobby including Sherri Serafini, Amy Katz, and Paulette Baron. Each artist presents a piece, tells the story behind it, and offers how-to instructions. Projects are inspirational for anyone who loves beading.