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Making Bead Jewelry

    Current fashion trends have made handmade jewelry extremely popular. These making bead jewelry books contain illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, step-by-step project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Beginners and experts alike will be inspired by all the possibilities! Jewelry designers will delight in creating pieces that reveal their very own unique style.


Glamorous Beaded Jewelry

Glamorous Beaded Jewelry

With Glamorous Beaded Jewelry, beaders can create 25 fun and sophisticated pieces from chandelier earrings, to chunky bracelets, to knotted-and-bejeweled chokers. The stunning projects are inspired by the designer jewelry seen in upscale boutiques and the runways of today''s fashion houses. Featured pieces are deceptively simple and inexpensive to make, with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs that give beginners new skills and intermediate beaders new approaches to their craft. A helpful Sources Resources section ensures that the featured materials are close at hand so that the adage, ''Make it today. Wear it tonight!'' comes true.

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Bella Beaded Jewelry: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord & Ribbon

Bella Beaded Jewelry: Artful Italian Designs with Wire, Thread, Cord & Ribbon

The elegance of art gallery jewelry comes to life in this vivid guide to creating designer pieces with unusual beads and materials. Accessible for beginners, the projects use readily available tools and basic techniques like stringing, simple knotting, wire wrapping, and wire crochet. For more experienced crafters, the new approaches and unique materials will provide inspiration for chic applications of their skills. The designs range from a button-and-string knotted bracelet and a safety pin-and-pearl collar to a densely crocheted collar with multicolored pearls and a cascading necklace of crystal anchored on chain maille. Combining vintage sensibilities with modern flair, this collection of innovative adornments will spark crafters' imaginations and onlookers' admirations.


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Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads

Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads

Aspiring jewelers and practicing designers alike can find accessible advice across a range of 20 glass bead projects. Explained in a conversational style and with step-by-step instructions, the guide encourages crafters to use a mix of commercially available beads as well as one-of-a-kind glass beads. This comprehensive handbook also explains wirework, stringing, sewing, and a variety of knotting techniques, while throughout the book sidebars on the inspirations and creations of glass jewelry artists offer unique perspectives on creating artful glass jewelry.

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Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine

Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine

Geared toward the novice beader, this comprehensive introduction to making jewelry begins with "Bead Shopping 101"--a description of basic beads and how to differentiate between bead varieties and colors. Thirty projects are presented in a step-by-step manner with full-color illustrations to simplify techniques such as stringing, crimping, and the proper use of jump rings. All the designs reflect a modern sensibility for creating fashionable, boutique-quality jewelry.

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Making Designer Jewelry from Hardware Beads and Gems

Making Designer Jewelry from Hardware Beads and Gems

Making Designer Jewelry from Hardware Beads and Gems

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Just for You!: Jewelry Projects That Flatter Every Face Shape and Neckline

Just for You!: Jewelry Projects That Flatter Every Face Shape and Neckline

Square? Round? Oval? Heart? Face up to the best looks for every face * Complete instruction for 34 necklaces and earrings sets * Guidelines for determining face shape and choosing flattering jewelry for each * Ideas on designing jewelry to suit any wardrobe One of "BeadStyle" magazine's most popular special issues was the classic "Your Perfect Look," which helped readers select the jewelry that would help them look their best. This collection of 34 stunning projects is based on that special issue, with even more ideas and insight for every woman. The first part of the book focuses on jewelry designs that complement different face shapes, with four projects for each shape. There's even a section on customizing a basic design to flatter different faces. The second part of "Just for You" concentrates on designing jewelry to accompany round, V-neck, turtleneck, and strapless styles. Now every beader can look great and have fun with jewelry that's custom-tailored just for her.

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Easy Birthstone Jewelry: 37 Exciting Projects: Personalized Designs for Everyone on Your List--And You, Too!

Easy Birthstone Jewelry: 37 Exciting Projects: Personalized Designs for Everyone on Your List--And You, Too!

Happy birthstone to you! * Three projects for each month, plus a mixed-birthstone mom's set * Basic techniques, supply lists, step-by-steps * More than three dozen projects, including 13 all-new jewelry sets What woman doesn't love a nice piece of jewelry featuring her own special birthstone? There's something personalized and exciting about knowing that gem is just for you. Easy Birthstone Jewelry: 37 Exciting Projects is packed with more than three dozen beautiful birthstone necklaces, bracelets, and earrings selected from the pages of BeadStyle magazine.. Three projects for each month using traditional and alternate birthstones, plus a mixed-birthstone mother's set, offer great ideas for each birthstone. Clear instructions, supply lists, and step-by-step photos, plus a section on basic techniques, mean that it's easy to make stunning gifts and keepsakes all year round.

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Beaded Jewelry

Beaded Jewelry

Beaded Jewelry

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Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery

Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery

Simple knotted necklaces enhance their elegance and style when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal, or wooden beads, and the techniques for doing so are explained clearly with this guide's step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams, helpful advice, and inspirational projects.

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Beautiful Beaded Jewelry: Over 20 Practical and Inspirational Projects

Beautiful Beaded Jewelry: Over 20 Practical and Inspirational Projects

Current fashion trends have made handmade jewelry extremely popular. Beautiful Beaded Jewelry takes readers step-by-step through the process of making their own jewelry in a range of projects, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches and earnings. Full of creative ideas for making jewelry using original techniques and new materials, this book is divided into seven sections, each exploring, in depth, the uses and features of a range of materials, including nylon thread, twisted thread, beads, copper wire and more. Beginners and experts alike will be inspired by all the possibilities! What's more, clear, detailed diagrams and instructions, combined with 28 different techniques for making the jewelry, ensure that no one can go wrong! Crafters will delight in creating pieces that reveal their very own unique style.

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The Bead Jewelry Maker: Stylish Handcrafted Jewelry to Make at Home

The Bead Jewelry Maker: Stylish Handcrafted Jewelry to Make at Home

back cover] Making your very own jewelry is a great way to add to your accessories without spending a fortune. You can craft simple, elegant items or extravagant adornments for a night out, a party, or even a wedding. This book presents 30 projects plus valuable information on the supplies you'll need to buy and where to buy them. Whether you decide to make a simple pair of earrings or a full set of matching accessories, The Bead Jewelry Maker will get you started, and then show you how to achieve wonderful results. Step-by-step instructions for 30 jewelry-making projects Detailed color photos that show basic techniques A list of required tools and materials for each project

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Bead Love: Simply Fabulous Jewelry with Big Beautiful Beads

Bead Love: Simply Fabulous Jewelry with Big Beautiful Beads

For the true aficionado, nothing's more exciting than a one-of-a-kind, beautiful bead--be it a flameworked glass orb or a glistening cut gemstone. But what can the obsessed beader do with all those amazing collectables that never fail to catch the eye? They can make these 30 spectacular pieces of jewelry, all dedicated to showcasing the most exquisite beads available! Even newcomers can achieve success, thanks to a thorough basics section with enough hand-holding for the most intimidated beginner. The instructions cover it all, from fashioning a simple ear wire to enlarging the bead's hole. Create a lariat with one large, stunning bead on each end. Coil silver wire around a purchased chain, and add carved wooden beads. Loop candy-colored resin beads onto stretchy elastic cords for bold, slip-on bangles. They're fun to make and to wear! A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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Big Bead Jewelry

Big Bead Jewelry

Big beads are the new fashion in jewelry, and this book reflects the growing trend of ethnic, raw, crystal, African, Venetian, and handmade bead jewelry. 200 color illustrations. 30 easy-to-make projects.

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Beaded Jewelry the Complete Guide

Beaded Jewelry the Complete Guide

Whether youve been beading for a lifetime or just a little while, the time-tested techniques in this guide will have you creating fashionable beaded jewelry, at a fraction of boutique prices, in no time. Step-by-step instructions and 150 detailed photos, plus 200+ beauty shots lead you through every aspect of beading, and offer encouragement to delve into beaded jewelry design. A portable package and lay-flat format will allow you to use this book anywhere!

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Chic & Unique Beaded Jewelry

Chic & Unique Beaded Jewelry

Readers will be dazzled by this beautiful collection of 55 beaded jewellery projects brought to you by a host of talented craft designers. This fun book shows how to create sparkling necklaces, cute charm bracelets, eye-catching earrings and stylish watches from a range of simply gorgeous beads. Beaders can explore a wide variety of easy-to-follow techniques, including bead-weaving, bead stitching and twisting wire. With practical advice, clear step-by-step instructions and striking color photographs, novice and experienced beaders alike will enjoy learning new skills.

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Simply Silver, Simply Gold: Designs for Creating Precious Bead Jewelry

Simply Silver, Simply Gold: Designs for Creating Precious Bead Jewelry

Jewelry designer and co-founder of the famed Beadworks bead stores reveals the secrets to making gold and silver jewelry with a personal touch and at a fraction of the jewelry store's price.

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A Touch of Glass: Designs for Creating Glass Bead Jewelry

A Touch of Glass: Designs for Creating Glass Bead Jewelry

Whether it's making a classic necklace or contemporary earrings, or creating with antique lampwork glass or ethnic seed beads, this book truly has projects for everyone. Clear instructions and a resource guide for necessary tools are included.

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Bejeweled: Beautiful Fashion Jewelry to Make and Wear Using Crystals, Beads, and Charms

Bejeweled: Beautiful Fashion Jewelry to Make and Wear Using Crystals, Beads, and Charms

One of today's hottest and refreshingly inspirational jewelry designers, Claire Aristides, offers her expert knowledge in making fashion jewelry in this practical step-by-step guide. Packed with beautiful pieces to make and wear, Bejeweled offers a breathtaking range of classic and contemporary necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. These original, feminine jewelry creations have been selected from Claire's stunning designs---more than thirty unashamedly sexy, glamorous and totally wearable accessories for every chosen occasion. These are treasures to make and wear with pride!

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1000-jewelry-inspirations

1000 Jewelry Inspirations

A visual catalog for jewelry, bead artists and crafters who will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas at their fingertips to inspire their own projects. A showcase of stunning jewelry bits and pieces, "bling" and embellishments, will feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. This second craft collection will offer color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials. One piece of jewelry might have several points of interest to be highlighted: an antique clasp, textured lampwork beads, and intricate knots.

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World Beads: An Exploration Of Bead Traditions Around The World, With 30 Projects To Create Your Own Jewelry

World Beads: An Exploration Of Bead Traditions Around The World, With 30 Projects To Create Your Own Jewelry

Sophisticated glass baubles for Venice, intricate silver filigree from India, and intriguing batik back bone from Africa--dazzling and elegant beads from around the world have earned a passionate following among designers, collectors, and jewelry-makers alike. Beads have played a significant role throughout history for nearly all cultures, serving as adornments, money, and charms to bring luck or ward off evil. Now, with this definitive book written by the two biggest authorities in the field, Janet Coles and Robert Budwig, you can explore bead traditions from around the world. Learn all about the fascinating ways that these ornaments are made and used today as well as throughout history, and then put to your newfound expertise to work with thirty step-by-step projects for creating replicas of authentic, traditional beaded jewelry. -From Peruvian ceramic beads and pre-Columbian gold and rock crystal to silverwork from Bali, Janet Coles and Robert Budgwig celebrate the beauty, diversity , and traditions of beads. -Ideal for designers, collectors, jewelry-makers, and anyone with an eye for beads. -Richly illustrated with the stunning photography of Jonathan Lovekin.

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Creative Beading: Over 60 Original Jewellery Projects and Variations

Creative Beading: Over 60 Original Jewellery Projects and Variations

Without expensive tools or special training, anyone can get started right away and quickly begin producing bracelets, necklaces, charms, earrings, brooches and many other exciting jewelry projects. Large, bright diagrams, 150 full color photographs and a wealth of expert tips make following the patterns a breeze. Within minutes, it is possible to begin assembling the Spots and Dots four-strand necklace, the enchanting Fairy Chain bracelet, Silver Seeds leaf and flower charms, or any of the more than 70 projects featured. From choosing beads and strings to designing patterns, the instruction is suitable for all levels of skill, and offers endless hours of relaxing, rewarding fun.

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Beadwork How-To: Findings & Finishings

Beadwork How-To: Findings & Finishings

Turn a piece of jewelry into a work of art with this guide to making and buying the perfect finishing touches for all your designs.

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Best of Bead and Button Beaded Necklaces

Best of Bead and Button Beaded Necklaces

Perhaps the easiest form of beading, making necklaces may also be the most rewarding. Just a few basic tools and techniques can turn a handful of beads into a spectacular piece of jewelry! Now the editors of Bead&Button, America's leading beading magazine, have made it even easier to create stunning necklaces. This collection gathers more than thirty of the finest necklace projects ever featured in the magazine. Editor-tested, beader-approved, these projects are sure to inspire many beautiful creations from crafters everywhere.

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One Big Beautiful Bead: Simple Jewelry with Focal Beads

One Big Beautiful Bead: Simple Jewelry with Focal Beads

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.

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Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader

Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader

Contemporary, boutique-style beaded jewelry and accessories are a breeze to make with the step-by-step instructions and inspirational photographs in this guide. Thirty-two stylish projects can be created using the basic beading techniques described.

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The Bead Directory: The Complete Guide to Choosing and Using More Than 600 Beautiful Beads

The Bead Directory: The Complete Guide to Choosing and Using More Than 600 Beautiful Beads

A comprehensive reference to more than 600 individual beads that are readily available and appropriate for contemporary projects, this text includes an extensive index of suppliers in stores and online.

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Beading for the Soul: Inspired Designs from 23 Contemporary Artists

Beading for the Soul: Inspired Designs from 23 Contemporary Artists

This collection of projects inspired by myth, symbolism, religion, and personal beliefs is designed for beaders and artists interested in imbuing their work with meaning. The 26 designs range from necklaces and bracelets to wall hangings, bags, an heirloom box, and even a mobile. Each piece has a distinct focus and specific purpose that is elaborated on by its designer, who writes about the significance beading plays in his or her life. The designs are divided into chapters focusing on different aspects: protection, healing, strength, good fortune, prayer, bonding, and remembrance. A wide range of techniques is offered for beadworkers, with some as basic as knotting, seed beading, peyote stitch, brick stitch, ladder stitch, and bead embroidery stitches. More specialized techniques include bead weaving, beading on screen, and painting on glass. Beyond the projects inside, this guide is a starting point for an artist's own creativity and self-expression.

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Vintage Style Beaded Jewelry

Vintage Style Beaded Jewelry

Clear step-by-step photos and easy-to master techniques such as wiring, beading, and netting, ensure that even beginners can produce these stunning, delicate, and charming keepsakes.

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Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry: Easy Projects with Elegant Heirloom Appeal

Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry: Easy Projects with Elegant Heirloom Appeal

Vintage style is now--and with its rich colors and classic designs, timeless romanticism and old-world elegance, it's the look that every jewelry maker and wearer craves. These 50 eye-catching and wide-ranging beaded projects show exactly why, from dangling cloisonne beads on a rich, velvet ribbon choker to glittering blue and green crystals paired with silver filigree in a stunning necklace-and-earring combo. Even those who have never strung a bead or looped a wire before can make these in no time, thanks to the authors' easy-to-follow guidance and clever ideas for giving old pieces a chic makeover. Helpful tips, variations, and historical tidbits are scattered throughout, providing additional insight.

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Making Vintage Jewellery: 25 Original Designs, from Earrings to Corsages

Making Vintage Jewellery: 25 Original Designs, from Earrings to Corsages

The vintage look is hot. Beginning jewelers can update their own collections with these timeless, handmade pieces that bring individual flair to even the most basic outfit. There is a chapter here on every decade from the refined elegance of the 1910s through the chic glamour of the 1950s, and 25 inspiring projects to explore each one. An art nouveau flower choker, trellis cluster earrings, Egyptian disc necklace: the wealth of styles and endless color possibilities make this collection of sophisticated designs truly extraordinary. There is also a comprehensive techniques section with lavish photography to guide the novice through all the basics, from working with wire to sewing on sequins.

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Beading with Charms: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques

Beading with Charms: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques

From a reconstructed vintage necklace that incorporates family heirlooms to a locket collar with trinkets and ribbon, these projects are literally charm-filled. This latest entry in the popular Beading with series goes way beyond the familiar charm bracelet; it features unique pieces that are fresh, fashionable, fabulous, and fun. And you'll be amazed at the found, fabricated, and repurposed objects the talented artists have dangling from their jewelry: Swarovski hearts, salvaged keys, board game bits, travel mementoes, and more. Some of the creations--including earrings made from Cracker Jack prizes--strike a nostalgic chord; others, like the Rustic Charms design with silvery discs and clusters of freshwater pearls, have a touch of elegance. Every crafter will find one to make her own.

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Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

The entire chain-making process is explained and illustrated for making classical designs in silver, copper, and brass.

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The Aspiring Artist's Studio: Beaded Jewelry

The Aspiring Artist's Studio: Beaded Jewelry

Few things satisfy a crafter's craving for self-expression like working with beads-- and Tair Parnes brings a world of inspiration to the art. Fascinated by styles from Asia and Africa, and skilled at creating vivid and unusual combinations, she produces unique beaded jewelry that is lively, expressive, and distinct. These 20 projects-- which begin with the simplest techniques and grow more complex as the book goes along-- range from colorful Cloisonne Cone Earrings in red, orange, and pink to a glowing Sunburst Pendant to an advanced-level Razzle Dazzle Ring Necklace. Large and vibrant color photos accompany easy-to-follow instructions that practically invite beginners to get creative. Every earring, necklace, and brooch is like a perfect piece of contemporary art.

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Beadalicious: 25 Fresh, Unforgettable Jewelry Projects for Beads Old and New

Beadalicious: 25 Fresh, Unforgettable Jewelry Projects for Beads Old and New

Everybody loves beading--it's one of the most popular categories in crafting. So why does every DIY jewelry book exactly the same? Except this one! Author and domestic diva Sonya Nimri breaks through the same-old same-old mold with 25 fresh, fashion-forward projects. From basic techniques to bodalicious trinkets, Beadalicious is packed with ideas and advice. Trendsters will love the jewelry, which shows exactly how to combine new and recycled vintage beads to create earrings, necklaces, rings, hair ornaments, and more. Step-by-step directions and fun, colorful photos make Beadalicious the perfect crafting book for the young and the trendy everywhere.

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Making Beaded Jewelry

Making Beaded Jewelry

Learn how to make a wide range of gorgeous beads, from antique to exotic, into fashionable and original jewelry.

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Chic & Easy Beading

Chic & Easy Beading

Make something beautiful you'll love to wear! Step-by-step images and instructions walk you through making fashionable beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. These 100+ easy projects include glitzy pieces for wearing on the town, sophisticated styles for the office, and everything in between. Compiled from the first two Chic & Easy annuals and edited by Alice Korach.

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Chic and Easy Beading Volume 2

Chic and Easy Beading Volume 2

Tired of drab little black dresses? Weary of your work clothes? Good news! You can dress up any wardrobe with beautiful beads. Whether it's everyday earrings or a cool-o collar, there's nothing like a custom piece to pull an outfit together. Chic&Easy Beading, Volume 2 presents one hundred dazzling jewelry projects from the pages of Bead&Button magazine. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos guide readers, and for beginners, there's an illustrated section on getting started. Chic&Easy Beading, Volume 2 makes ultra-chic beading ultra-easy. Bead&Button, America's favorite beading magazine, brings readers a wealth of beautiful beading projects in every issue. Every project is tested by the editors and includes step-by-step photos and complete instructions.

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Stringing Style: 50+ Fresh Bead Designs for Jewelry

Stringing Style: 50+ Fresh Bead Designs for Jewelry

Beadwork magazine's special issues were mined for this collection of more than 50 elegant and trendy designs from past years along with the debut of ten new projects, all from the Beadwork design team. The book begins with a technique tutorial-- Stringing 101-- that introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces; lessons extend to even more methods, such as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps, with some insider design tips. Photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all levels through designs like the Water Nymph Bracelet, Superstar Lariat, and Purple Power Cuff. Reviewing the elements and focusing on design, this diverse workbook allows beaders to simply follow the instructions or go where the imagination leads.

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Stringing Style 2: 50 More Designs for Beaded Jewelry

Stringing Style 2: 50 More Designs for Beaded Jewelry

Twelve newly-designed and never-before-published bead jewelry designs make their debut in this collection mined from Beadwork magazine's recent special issues on stringing. More than 50 elegant and trendy pieces from dozens of top jewelry designers include long delicate chains, chunky nugget strands, multistrand gemstone necklaces and bracelets, dramatic dangles, and chandelier earrings of every variety. The first tutorial, Stringing 101, introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces, while other  lessons cover such  methods as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps— all with insider design tips. This workbook's diverse photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all skill levels through designs such as Dewdrops in the Grass, Ice Fall, and Tourmaline Tango, allowing them to simply follow the  steps or  adapt them into original creations of their own.

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Fabulous Beaded Jewelry

Fabulous Beaded Jewelry

Beading has never been more popular, with more beads available than ever before. Fabulous Beaded Jewelry explores the latest beading trends featuring over 100 stunning step-by-step jewelry projects. From basic to advanced techniques, readers will learn everything they need to make fashionable necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, brooches and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions covering a wide range of techniques and information about the latest trends in beads and materials make this book a must have for anyone interested in beading or making jewelry.

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Button Jewelry: Over 25 Original Designs for Necklaces Earrings Bracelets & More

Button Jewelry: Over 25 Original Designs for Necklaces Earrings Bracelets & More

*Features step-by-step photography and detailed line drawings for each project*Includes variations on designs allowing readers to apply the techniques to a variety colors and materials* Methods range from simple gluing and threading to sophisticated wiring techniquesAntique, mother-of pearl, plastic or metal -- gorgeous buttons just cry out to be made into unique, one-off pieces of jewelry. In this stylish new book, jewelry designer Sara Withers shows how vintage and new buttons can be combined with all kinds of beads and pearls to create a wide range of original pieces from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and barrettes. Complete with stylish finished photography this inspirational book is perfect for all lovers of beautiful jewelry.

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Making Bead Jewelry and Decorative Accessories

Making Bead Jewelry and Decorative Accessories

Well-illustrated, carefully written guide by a veteran crafter tells how to create a dazzling array of 75 different articles crafted from beads, pearls, and metallic yarns -- from gleaming bracelets, belts, purses, and vests that look expensive (but aren't) to miniature animals, lamp shades and a cornucopia of beaded vegetables. More than 210 illustrations.

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Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies

Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies

Features step-by-step projects and full-color examples Create unique jewelry to wear with everything from jeans to a ball gown! Want to make your own jewelry? This easy-to-follow guide gives you lots of hands-on instruction in making simple, fabulous jewelry and working with beads. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you'll get all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, key chains, wine charms and items for the home. Discover how to Create funky and elegant designs Work with leather, silver, and stones String, knot, and weave beads Avoid common mistakes Host a trendy jewelry party

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Beads & Strings Jewelry

Beads & Strings Jewelry

Give yourself a workshop with Chicago jewelry designer Ani Afshar who will teach you step-by-step to weave jewelry with beads, fishing line, and wire. Learn to make a 10-strand bead necklace with clusters of various beads, a beaded coil choker with memory wire and fishing line, and seed bead loop earrings. Introduce your own selection of beads, if you like, as you build your skills with her guidance and 123 color photographs that detail each creative step. Also included is a gallery of similar styles Ani made using the same techniques. If you need supplies, kits are available for the jewelry in this book.

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Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies

Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies

Features step-by-step projects and full-color examples Create unique jewelry to wear with everything from jeans to a ball gown! Want to make your own jewelry? This easy-to-follow guide gives you lots of hands-on instruction in making simple, fabulous jewelry and working with beads. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you'll get all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, key chains, wine charms and items for the home. Discover how to Create funky and elegant designs Work with leather, silver, and stones String, knot, and weave beads Avoid common mistakes Host a trendy jewelry party

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