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.
The sight of a show-stopping flame-worked or finely detailed metal bead will enchant any jewelry lover—and any of these 24 stunning designs would make the perfect setting to display that unique and beautiful bead. Select from five simple stringing and nineteen bead weaving projects, all using popular techniques such as the free-peyote stitch and Dutch spiral. A thorough basics section provides enough hand-holding for even the most intimidated beginner, and every project features an illustration of the entire piece plus an additional detail shot. For something easy, just attach a lovely flower-shaped bead to a leather cord for a chic necklace—or make shimmering faux lariats with oversized glass beads and elaborate multiwoven strands with lapis and a big silver slider. A Selection of the Crafter’s Choice Book Club.
50+ Projects to Add Pizzazz to Gifts, Fashions & Home DTcor
Author: Katie Hacker
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Now beaders can get that upscale boutique-style look in their gifts, fashions and home decor, at a fraction of the price! This book features 20 easy-to-follow projects that can be applied to fabric, wood, paper and plastic for stunning results - all in a minimal amount of time. The book features instruction on basic techniques, and materials and tools needed for each project. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide beaders through each project, while tips for variations on each project inspire creativity and show how to bead even faster. Beginners and experts alike are sure to be successful in creating these beautiful beaded accents, including handbags, wearable, picture frames, and much more.
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.
Explore a world of beads! The newest entry in Lark’s popular Beading with...series goes international and multicultural, with more than 30 dazzling jewelry projects that showcase popular "tribal” and "ethnic” beads. As with the other books in the series, this lavishly illustrated volume offers an introduction to scores of different beads, illustrates all the basic techniques, and presents both beginner and intermediate projects from a pool of talented designers. The one-of-a kind pieces range from Jean Campbell’s jangly Milagros Charm Bracelet to Elizabeth Glass Geltman and Rachel Geltman’s porcelain-beaded "A New Chinese Twist”--with stops in India, Africa, and many other countries along the way.
Introduces the fundamental techniques of beading, including stringing, simple wirework, looping, and more, and explains how to combine them with a variety of glass and crystal beads to create unique and creative designs--from a pair of chandelier earrings to a necklace of matt metal beads and crystals. Crafter's Choice.
A richly illustrated guide to creating beautiful beaded jewelry presents all the essential tools, materials, and techniques needed to create a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces, including an "Earth, Wind, and Fire Necklace," a "Tickled Pink Bracelet," and "Golden Goddess Earrings."
Delicate, luminous, beautiful: no wonder metal filigree components are a jeweler’s treasure. From antique brass and copper to shimmering silver and gold, they pair perfectly with a variety of beads. This latest entry in the bestselling Beading with series features 33 sophisticated and utterly stylish projects. The techniques are simple; the variety is stunning; and the designs are contemporary and accessible. Learn how to shape filigree components and alter their finish. Discover special techniques for combining the beads with the filigree. Release your creativity on projects packed with high-end style. The Dinner at Eight Necklace weds diamond-shaped filigree connectors with sparkly crystal beads. Whimsical Whirlwind Earrings feature painted filigree and silk ribbon that provide a surprising pop of color. Every piece is gorgeous!