Bead Fantasies: Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry

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71 fantastic jewelry projects requiring only the basics beading skills.|Jewelry artist Takako Samejima specializes in bead jewelry, and has been working with beads since she was a child. Her designs, which combine different types, shapes, and sizes of beads, have won acclaim for their beauty and originality. BEAD FANTASIES features over seventy of her most original and dazzling designs including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, hair ornaments, cell phone straps ...
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71 fantastic jewelry projects requiring only the basics beading skills.|Jewelry artist Takako Samejima specializes in bead jewelry, and has been working with beads since she was a child. Her designs, which combine different types, shapes, and sizes of beads, have won acclaim for their beauty and originality. BEAD FANTASIES features over seventy of her most original and dazzling designs including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, hair ornaments, cell phone straps and eyeglass chains.

Each design includes detailed instructions for creating the jewelry, supplemented by small color photographs and detailed color drawings. For the novice, BEAD FANTASIES also includes descriptions of the beads used to make the jewelry, beading supplies, and some lessons covering basic bead-stringing, weaving and finishing techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784889961287
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Series: Bead Fantasies Series
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Variations on a theme
Chokers 4
Bracelets 6
Lariats 8
Rings 9
Necklaces 10
Rings 18
Earrings 28
Bracelets 36
Necklaces 46
Brooches 56
Cell phone straps 60
Hair ornaments 66
Eyeglass chains 70
Other accessories 72
Beads 78
Basic instructions 80
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    A Must-Have Book

    The author is truly an artist. The designs are intricate and simply beautiful. It takes a little patience and practice to complete the designs in this book, but the time and effort are more than worth it. Most of the designs can be changed for endless variations. I've had several pieces that were bought right off my body. Only one slight drawback, some of her bead sizes are a little hard to find, (lots of 2mm and 3mm beads that are not usually sold in your neighborhood craft store)but it becomes an adventure to acquire just the right beads that you want to use in these exquisite designs.

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