Adding Unique Elements to Classic Beaded Jewelry, Gifts and Cards
Author: Heidi Boyd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A Clever Twist on Simple Stringing Washers, snaps, fishing tackle, resin: Nothing is safe with a crafty lady in the house. Get ready to break tradition and combine beads with common materials used in unconventional ways to make beautiful jewelry. You'll learn how to use nail polish to create the look of enamel, and how to link together cut-up credit cards into a playful bracelet. Or try mixing stainless steel washers with wire and beads to make surprisingly elegant jewelry. Before you know it, you'll be a true mixed-media jewelry artist. Bestselling author of the Simply Beautiful book series Heidi Boyd brings you more than 70 pretty beaded projects, all in her trademark classic style. Featured mixed-media elements include: • Wire • Fishing tackle • Nail polish • Window screen • Credit cards • Polymer clay • Paper • Crystals • Leather • Sequins • Buttons • Playing cards • Sea glass • Game pieces Start your adventures in mixed-media jewelry making today!
Take Your Jewelry Beyond the Bead If you're ready to put a new spin on your regular old beaded jewelry, this is just the book for you. Inside Beyond the Bead, you'll find more than 25 mixed-media techniques for taking your jewelry to totally unexpected places. This is truly no-holds-barred jewelry making - try your hand at molding polymer clay, hammering metal, etching glass, cyber crafting and so much more. In this book, author Margot Potter encourages you to let out all those kooky ideas rolling around inside your noggin by trying some new techniques. Then use what you've learned to make uniquely fascinating jewelry that reflects a uniquely fascinating you.
Hoops? Dangles? Chandeliers? Yes, yes, and yes! Earring Chic has them all (and more!) and will dazzle you with projects from all of your favorite North Light designers. Heidi Boyd makes great earrings for day, while Margot Potter injects her incomparable whimsy into her pieces and Fernando Dasilva will get you ready for a night on the town. Inside Earring Chic you'll find: • 35 projects by jewelry masters, all hand-selected from our treasury of fabulous projects • Chapters that let you work your way from beginner to advanced. Detailed step-by-step instructions and photos will ensure your success, as will comprehensive techniques and materials sections. • Every style imaginable—stringing, chain mail, wire wrapping and shaping, hammering, beadweaving—they're all here. • Materials from the everyday to the exotic, including glass and plastic beads, wood beads, seed beads, crystals, wire, jump rings, chains, pre-made and custom components and findings. So pick a pair (or two) to make for yourself (you deserve it!) or to give to a friend. Earring Chic will inspire you!
Wired Beautiful features 30+ projects that will get you excited about the many ways you can use wire in your jewelry projects. Best-selling author Heidi Boyd takes you through the ins and outs of working with wire for your jewelry designs. You’ll learn how to make wire do your bidding in four detailed chapters: Spiraled & Coiled, Linked & Hammered, Wrapped & Bundled and Knotted & Stitched. Each project includes clear step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. With Wired Beautiful, you’ll discover: • Unique techniques. Introduces traditional wire techniques, but also new methods not typically found in wire-jewelry books, such as using a knitting spool, creating cages and flower shaping. • Fresh designs and great basics. In addition to the 30+ projects—including bracelets, earrings, necklaces pendants and rings—you’ll learn basic jewelry-making techniques you can use in your own designs. • Easy-to-find materials. You’ll be introduced to a range of materials you can easily find at your favorite online and local craft supply retailers. Let Wired Beautiful wrap you up in great jewelry!
A pretty little twist on felt Wool felt offers endless crafting possibilities - it feels soft to the touch, dyes easily, cuts without fraying and sews like a dream. When you combine felt with mixed-media elements such as paper, beads, buttons, lace, glitter and even bits of metal screen, you can make all kinds of magical creations, from zippered pouches and scented pincushions to unexpected jewelry and sweet fairy dolls. Pretty Little Felts includes instructions and inspiration for more than 20 whimsical projects, as well as: • A helpful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for embroidery stitches, dyeing felt, wet felting beads and deconstructing vintage wool garments • Numerous variation projects to spark your imagination and inspire you to put your own spin on the author's clever charm bracelets, ornaments, pouches and more • An extensive resources list to help you find all the materials you need to make your felt and mixed-media creations Get out your collection of quirky treasures and prized vintage finds and give them new life in your own Pretty Little Felts.
Learn, Sell, Teach From the novice beader who is just learning to string a bracelet to the experienced jewelry-maker who is already out selling and teaching the art to others, everyone can find something to love on the pages within. Experienced jewelry designers Susan Ray and Sue Wilke walk you through the basics and then launch into a plethora of engaging jewelry designs for you to replicate. Along the way, they offer tips and tidbits to make your beading experience as enjoyable as possible. Featured inside: • 75 projects showcasing bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, watches and miniature amulet bags • 300 gorgeous full-color photographs and illustrations to accompany easy-to-follow instructions • Extensive techniques section covering beading basics, necessary tools and tips on personal style, color choice and design options
Inspired by life, created by you Create distinctive pieces that evoke wonderful memories, reflect your passions, or simply make you smile. A Bead in Time shows you how to take even the smallest slices of life and turn them into beaded works of art. From a favorite vacation spot to a beloved "furry family member," you'll design meaningful jewelry pieces using a familiar source of inspiration: your life! A Bead in Time features: • 35 exquisite jewelry projects inspired by personal memories and experiences serve as a basis for creating new looks. • Beautiful designs suitable for beaders of all experience levels. Unique stringing techniques - from wire wrapping to the peyote stitch - are explained in clear, easy-to-follow steps. • Get Inspired! sections offer suggestions for designing pieces based on your personal memories. Make a creative statement with your jewelry that's uniquely "you." Let A Bead in Time help you tell your story - through jewelry!
Techniques & 25 Beaded Lace Designs for Shawls, Scarves, & More
Author: Anniken Allis
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Create delicate knitted lace fashions, and then kick them up a notch with beautiful beaded embellishments, led by lace expert Anniken Allis. • 24 original beaded lacework patterns for shawls, sweaters, vests, cowls, ponchos, and more • Step-by-step color photos accompany tutorials on the basics of knitting lace (including reading charts) and how to create stunning embellishments with beads • Patterns offer the chance to indulge in luxury yarn, as most of them require only a single skein