The following books are a great inspiration for making crystal jewelry .
Crystals: Dazzling Designs to Make and Wear
With projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more challenging seed bead weaving designs, this guidebook provides 20 stunning crystal designs with expert instructions. Explaining details on the basics of crystal crafting while revealing entertaining tidbits about this specialty bead, crystal jewelry projects are presented for any type of fashion, from classic looks and special occasion pieces to trendy, fashion forward designs. With a variety of glamorous projects—including a rich paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, or a midnight blue multistrand necklace for day or evening—crystal lovers will delight in this crafter’s companion.
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Beading with Crystals: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques
Bicones, buttons, drops, rhinestones. Glittering and colorful, these and other multi-faceted glass crystal beads have become the jewelry maker' s material of choice. They' re the star of the show in this sparkling entry in the Beading with series, which features a fabulous combination of both simple and more complex projects. Crafters start their creative journey by learning basic techniques, including stringing and simple wirework (looping, wrapping, coiling). Then they' re ready to start making pieces that range from a necklace of matte metal beads and shimmering crystals to a captivating pair of chandelier earrings. Sophisticated jewelry findings accent the finished pieces, and detailed illustrations make the process easy and successful for beginners. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
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Crystal Bead Jewelry: 70 Sparkling Designs in Swarovski Crystal
Elegant, old-world jewelry with modern style. Working with world-famous Swarovski crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings for beaders of every skill level. The author provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) -- and presents 45 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colors and shapes to create custom effects. All 65 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, and spiral rope. Laura McCabe also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, picots, berry clusters, and branch fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations.
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Woven Crystal Beaded Jewellery
Stunning, one-of-a-kind designs including beading and tassels highlight this guide to creating crystal beaded jewelry. Thirty projects featuring both traditional and ethnic designs for rings, chokers, bracelets, and more are featured--all of which are made from widely available materials, and woven using simple techniques. Additional details are provided for crafting beautiful cylindrical and round beaded beads, beaded discs, and small and large tassels that allow crafters to add a personal touch and rekindle the creative spirit.
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Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches and Rings Using Crystal Beads
For special evenings out or just day-to-day, this jewellery will make your friends green with envy! This book offers you over fifty designs, from elegant necklaces and pendants, shimmering bracelets and brooches to sparkling earrings and hairslides, all featuring crystal beads.The sets of jewellery presented here are both attractive and inventive, and use all sorts of crystals, including teardrop, faceted and seed beads, crystal bicones and cubes, and even imitation gemstones.Each project is explained in simple step-by-step stages, each with accompanying photographs and diagrams to help you follow how each bead is strung and each thread is woven.You can use the projects to reproduce the jewellery shown, or use them as inspiration for your own designs. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, this book will help show you how to make beautiful jewellery using gorgeous crystals.
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101 Sparkling Necklaces
Whether classic or contemporary, showy or sophisticated, readers can find their fashion match in this collection of easy and creative necklace designs.
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Making Designer Seed Bead, Stone, and Crystal Jewelry
Show beginners through advanced bead weavers how to make seed bead jewelry with a designer flair, using seed beads from Japan and the Czech Republic, along with swarovski crystals, gemstones, vintage glass, and pearls and simple wire and stringing steps.
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Bejeweled: Beautiful Fashion Jewelry to Make and Wear Using Crystals, Beads, and Charms
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Crystal Beaded Jewellery
Precise step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations take you from stringing the first bead right through to the finishing touches. Details are given for every bead used so that you can reproduce each piece exactly. There are thirteen beautiful projects, and once you have mastered the techniques you can adapt the designs to create the jewellery of your dreams.
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Daniel Swarovski: A World of Beauty
The art of cut crystal-- a lavishly illustrated invitation to discover the most creative crystal jewelry, fashion, and design in the world. Founded in 1895, Swarovski has become synonymous internationally with the finest crystal jewelry, accessories, and decorative objects. Since 1989 the designs of Daniel Swarovski, the company's Couture signature, have earned it a place at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Designed by creative director Rosemarie Le Gallais, the exquisite range of necklaces, bracelets, pins, handbags, watches, gloves, and other ornaments testifies to Swarovski's unique blend of technological innovation, creative talent, and manufacturing expertise. The jewels and accessories of the Daniel Swarovski line tell an extraordinary tale that revolves around the fascination of cut crystal, its lightness and brilliance, its intriguing contradictions of clarity and mystery, fire and ice. 150 color illustrations.
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