Combines the popular craft of beading with beautiful semi-precious stones, which are collected by many. Features a variety of versatile ideas which can be adapted for any type of gem or bead. Readers will learn to reate beautiful gemstone jewelry with this dazzling collection of over 100 projects, ranging from eyecatching earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets. This beautiful book offers an impressive range of 28 beautiful semi-precious stones (including birthstones) and a glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them. Projects range from the simplest stringing to more detailed beadwork to cater for all levels of ability. Clear artworks, beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions ensure flawless results.
Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings
Author: Tammy Powley
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Jewelry making is one of the most popular craft trends, and its audience continues to grow. Few jewelry books on the market emphasize the importance of the design relationship between beads, wire, and jewelry findingsùthe ônuts and boltsö of any piece. This book will show not only how to design and build your own spectacular jewelry out of beads and wire but how to design and create your own findings as well. Most jewelry making books are geared for the beginner and provide little information for intermediate to advanced jewelry makers. Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry contains illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Intermediate and advanced jewelry makers will learn new techniques for creating signature elements for their designs, while beginners will get a handle on honing their skills.
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and decorative items. Beginners learn the fundamentals of many popular stitches as they create the projects, while more experienced crafters enjoy the challenge of weaving an uncommon shape into a knockout piece.
Complete Step By Step Guide On Jewelry Wire Wrapping For Beginners
Author: Reshma M Saujani
Wire wrapping is a popular jewelry-making technique that offers varieties of beautiful jewelry designs, without the need for many tools. These techniques can incorporate anything from gemstone beads, gemstone cabochons to charms, and just pure wirework. Using wire is a fun and creative way to make jewelry, and once you've mastered the technique, there's no stopping it! But first, you need to know what tools you need to start with and what each tool is used for. From wire wrapping beads, creating jewelry to forming various shapes with wire - you'll find everything you need as you go on with this step by step guide. This book has over 150 images that will take you through the learning process. The beauty of the wire wrapping is that you don't need a lot of tools, so it's an inexpensive way to get into jewelry making before moving on to other techniques, like laying stones. Learn how to make a basic wire wrapped including cabochon pendant, ring, bracelet, and other intricate designs with this complete jewelry wire wrapping guide for beginners. According to the myths and legends surrounding the beads and gemstone say that it is the thought to unleash the power of the mind. The craft can be the aid to overcoming one's limitations. Why not create this piece of jewelry yourself to help boost your confidence and own something beautiful that you will wear with pride as a starter? Pick Up This Book To Get You Started.
25 gorgeous how-to projects Interest in beading and jewelry-making continues to grow. Making Designer Jewelry from Hardware, Beads, and Gems offers DIY crafters and jewelry-makers a fun, funky approach to jewelry constructed from not only glass beads, pearls, and semi-precious gemstones, but shows how to incorporate simple stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and tin hardware, such as nuts, bolts, washers, and tubing, into stunning, innovative, and modern jewelry pieces. Using hardware in jewelry has become popular, and features an aesthetic twist that mixes "high" and "low" --inexpensive and common metal hardware with favorite bead-store jewels.
"Beadwork is a puzzle with infinite solutions," says author and bead artist Beth Stone. In Seed Bead Stitching, she explored the many possibilities for creating jewelry with colorful seed beads and charming accents such as pearls and gemstones. In More Seed Bead Stitching, Stone, whose encouraging tone, creativity, and expert knowledge made the previous book so popular, includes new techniques, more variations on techniques, and more detail on concepts she previously introduced. The book contains a wealth of options for making gorgeous beaded jewelry. After outlining the basics and supplies, Stone presents a series of styles such as Ndebele, Daisy, Inspiration, Peyote, and Spiral, with variations for each. Equally useful for crafts of any skill level, the book includes a dozen different fringe techniques; strategies for combining tubular stitches and accent beads; a section on skinny stitches; and a bonus project of square pillows.
Some 2,500 detailed supplier listings in two broad categories--general arts, crafts and hobbies; and needlecrafts, sewing and fiber arts--are followed by a comprehensive resources section with listings of information, supply, and publication resources for those in or about to enter a crafts business. Published by Betterway Books, 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Stone & Wire Jewelry is a collection of wireworked jewelry projects made to showcase colorful gemstone beads and cabochons. The results? Beautiful, timeless pieces. This book focuses on easy-to-find materials that suit any taste. There are 1-3 design options for every project, along with complete instructions, to more than double the true project count and get more for your money. The book is a collection of wireworked jewelry pieces made from standard wire gauges and gemstones in various common shapes and sizes. Projects are clean and stylish, and inviting for readers of all skill levels. Techniques include wire shaping, hammering, coiling, weaving, capturing cabochons, working with paddles, and making frames.
Tools, Step by Step Guide On How to Wire Wrap Jewelry for Beginners, and Tips On Selling Your Creations (Colored Pictures Illustrations)
Author: Natalie Ethan
Publisher: Independently Published
Perfect guide for beginners with contemporary collection shows just how easy it is to make stunning jewelry with readily available tools and materials! Wire wrapping is a renowned jewelry-making technique that paves the way for a whole lot of pretty jewelry designs that require little tools. These techniques cover anything from gemstones cabochons, charms, to pure wirework and gemstone beads. Step-by-step jewelry projects for bracelets, earrings, and rings. Easy, beginner-friendly designs can each be created in a matter of hours Step-by-step photographs show you exactly what to do in easy-to-follow detail Stunning designs with individual day and evening pieces that will brighten up any outfit The contemporary collection of Beautiful Jewelry for Beginners shows how to make stunning beaded jewelry with readily available beads and stones. While the core area of this book is the techniques section at the start of the book works through all the basic methods you need to learn before embarking on projects. Perfect for beginners, each project is shown in full step-by-step detail with some standalone projects ideas you can try on your own. Kindly get your copy to begin your jewelry adventure as a beginner and creating beautifully model inspiration for individual treasures or sales.
Readers will learn to make wire jewelry like pros with this collection of more than 20 projects from the pages of Art Jewelry magazine. Readers can learn basic wireworking tools and techniques and practice skills including coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and making cold connections to create necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more. A great book for jewelry makers of all skill levels.
A Comprehensive Shop-by-Mail Guide for Thousands of Craft Materials
Author: Margaret Boyd
Publisher: Betterway Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
New edition of a shop-by-mail guide. Brief descriptions and contact information are provided for some 2,000 vendors in 59 categories, among them: bead crafts, ceramics, jewelry making and lapidary, kite making, leather crafts, rug making, spinning and weaving, stenciling, and woodworking. A resources section includes listings of publications, associations, and companies selling supportive materials and aids. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
You've probably coveted jewelry you've seen in artsy boutiques and fashion magazines or envied friends who have the perfect bling to accent everything. With this book, you'll learn to craft designs that are chic but inexpensive. With hundreds of detailed photos, this book covers tools and supplies, bead stringing and weaving, wire wrapping, and more. Terrific projects will get you started and inspire you to create your own jewelry and beadwork designs. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each skill or technique is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
The Consumer's Bible to Big Savings Online and by Mail
Author: Elizabeth Cline
Category: Business & Economics
A comprehensive resource researches, compares, and rates online retailers and mail order catalogs to find the best money-saving deals on everything from garden products, office supplies, and prescription drugs to designer clothes, auto parts, and other great products. Original. BOMC, Bookspan, & Doubleday.
The Consumer's Bible to Big Savings Online & by Mail
Author: Elizabeth Cline
Category: Business & Economics
"This bestselling guide contains the most current information on ordering products and services online, by phone, and by mail at savings of up to 80 percent off the retail price. While finding the best outlets and sources for bargains, consumers will learn how to “shop smart” for every product imaginable—from caviar, gourmet coffee, and clothing to linens, snow tires, and carpeting. Full of large and small businesses that have found innovative ways to save consumers hundreds of dollars on the highest-quality goods and best-known brands, this tome of money-saving advice offers tips on how to minimize shipping and handling fees, keep credit card information secure on the Internet, and access sites and savings unknown to the common consumer. Meticulously researched and actively tested by 25 successful years on the market, this bargain hunter's classic is a resourceful and indispensable sourcebook for those shoppers who refuse to pay market prices. Formerly known as Wholesale by Mail &