The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry

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The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry is a simply stunning collection of 40 original pieces of jewelry made using the vast array of colorful beads available today. Written by noted craft designer, Genevieve A. Sterbenz, The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry features a collection of sparkling necklaces, elegant bracelets, glittering earrings, and brooches that takes the beading enthusiast to the next level, using color to develop the link between fashion and craft. In this beautiful work, Ms. Sterbenz illustrates the ...

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Overview

The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry is a simply stunning collection of 40 original pieces of jewelry made using the vast array of colorful beads available today. Written by noted craft designer, Genevieve A. Sterbenz, The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry features a collection of sparkling necklaces, elegant bracelets, glittering earrings, and brooches that takes the beading enthusiast to the next level, using color to develop the link between fashion and craft. In this beautiful work, Ms. Sterbenz illustrates the fundamentals of color theory as they apply to “The Collection,” thereby expanding the creative potential of a bead-obsessed crafter who wants to custom-design pieces that cater to her very personal sense of taste and style while building her skills and confidence.

 

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Recieved an Honorable Mention from ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.
 
Finalist for an Indie Book Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113489
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Creative Home Arts Library
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Genevieve A. Sterbenz is the author of seven books in the home decorating and craft fields, among them Pottery Barn Design Library: Storage andDisplay and Instant Gratification: Cards. Genevieve is a frequent contributor to shelter magazines, and can be seen on national television presenting unique lifestyle and decorating concepts. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

The Color Book of Beaded Jewelry

Introduction

Red, Magenta, Pink
1. Cardinal: 5-strand necklace using Sworovski crystals in shades of red
2. Lipstick: chunky bracelet using hand-painted beads in red, pomegranate,
    and magenta
3. Cherry: bracelet using large polished quartz beads in cherry red
4. Cotton Candy: memory-wire bracelet using rose quartz chips
5. Merlot: drop earrings using beads in wine and burgundy
6. Flame: delicate gold chain necklace with garnets and a drop pendant
7. Rose Garden: vintage-style pin using pink-and-red-quartz crystals and  
    rhinestone accents
 
Orange and Yellow
8. Salmon: single-strand coral collar necklace
9. Canary: multi-strand bracelet using quartz beads in cantaloupe and faceted 
     yellow jade and crystal accent beads
10. Sunshine: chain drop earrings using fresh-water pearls in champagne, yellow, 
      and peach
11. Autumn: multi-strand bracelet in topaz and citrine
12. Sunset: single-strand necklace using carnelian beads in burnt orange and gold-
      vermeil accent beads
13. Melon: pin in polished and faceted quartz beads in cantaloupe, apricot, and
      lemon

Green
14. Sweet Pea: single-strand necklace using peridots and citrines
15. Jungle: chunky bracelet using flat/square beads in deep-green African
      turquoise
16. Hunter: pin using malachite and silver-bead accents
17. Citrus: 3-strand bracelet using polished round and chunky stones in lime-green
      turquoise
18. Emerald: chandelier earrings using emeralds and crystal briolettes
19. Greenhouse: multi-strand necklace using jade in assorted shades and shapes

Blue and Indigo
20. Berry: single-strand necklace using polished lapis beads
21. Midnight: 5-strand bracelet using sapphires and gold vermeil accent beads
22. Seashore: cluster earrings using Sworovski crystals in shades of blue
23. Azure: multi-strand bracelet using aquamarine and pale-blue apatite
24. Turquoise: single-strand necklace in turquoise stones
25. Starry Sky: pin using blue goldstone
26. Ice: earrings using blue halite and faceted crystals

Violet:
27. Aster: single-strand necklace using purple abalone with pearl accent beads
28. Lilac: delicate multi-strand necklace using amethyst, purple quartz, and
      ametrine
29. Grape Vine: cluster earrings using purple agate with amber accent beads
30. Lavender: single-strand bracelet using faceted jade beads
31. Plum: multi-strand bracelet using round and faceted ametrine
32. Eggplant: pin using polished charoite and purple quartz accent beads
 
Black and White:
33. Sable: bracelet using velvet ribbon and black onyx beads
34. Raven: multi-strand bracelet using black tourmaline and iridescent accent
      beads
35. Icicles: drop earrings in graduating sizes of white jade
36. Oyster: multi-strand necklace using white glass pearls

Metallic: Gold, Silver, and Bronze
37. Mercury: multi-strand necklace with drop pendant in crystals and silver
      rutilated quartz
38. Pyrite: charm bracelet in gold with embossed gold nuggets
39. Platinum: drop earrings with silver coin medallions
40. Sun Ray: 3-strand bracelet using iridescent quartz beads in copper, bronze,
      and gold

Techniques

Sources and Resources

Acknowledgements

Index

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