Overview


The editors of Beadwork magazine reveal the elegance of pearls with projects, photography, and history in this tribute to nature?s iconic gemstone. Step-by-step instructions for 20 stunning projects involving natural, freshwater, and imitation pearls are accompanied by photos to guide jewelry makers of all ability levels through the wide range of materials, colors, and shapes used in these elegant and wearable designs. Broken into three sections, "The Classics" covers traditional pearl stringing and simple ...
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Overview


The editors of Beadwork magazine reveal the elegance of pearls with projects, photography, and history in this tribute to nature’s iconic gemstone. Step-by-step instructions for 20 stunning projects involving natural, freshwater, and imitation pearls are accompanied by photos to guide jewelry makers of all ability levels through the wide range of materials, colors, and shapes used in these elegant and wearable designs. Broken into three sections, "The Classics" covers traditional pearl stringing and simple earrings, "Special Occasions" includes a striking copper-colored choker and a lariat suitable for a bride, and "Fashion Forward" contains a bangle with fiery-colored pearls and a dramatic bracelet using handmade beads and dyed pearls. Chapters on the science and culture of pearls include tips on selecting, working with, and caring for these treasures, while engaging anecdotes and vibrant images of pearls throughout history round out this informative and entertaining book.
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Editorial Reviews

About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
As a pearl-o-holic myself, I really liked this book.
Monsters and Critics.com
Close-up photography and clear instructions make creating your own pearl jewelry a snap.
Fiber Arts News
You're sure to be inspired, though that may lead to yet more bead-buying.
South Jersey Bead Society

Beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions and interesting background . . . [this book] is fun to look at and get inspired by.

KLIATT - KLIATT Review
The editors of Beadwork Magazine provide directions for creating 20 stylish designs, which have been divided into three sections: classic, special occasion and fashion forward. Basic information is included about selecting and caring for pearls. Interesting information is also included about the history, science and culture of pearls. Quotes, anecdotes and a wide variety of illustrations further educate about the importance of pearls throughout the ages. Stunning full-color photos accompany each project, and each features extremely detailed instructions. Projects include Cuff Deluxe (burgundy seed pearls with other coin pearls), Pearl Fusion (a combination of peach pearls, turquoise nuggets and sterling silver), and Very Berry (tiny pink pearls stitched into dangling cluster earrings). Special sections include pearl basics, knotting techniques and findings, and a list of suppliers for pearls and other materials needed for these projects. Age Range: Ages 17 to adult. REVIEWER: Shirley Reis (Vol. 42, No. 1)
From The Critics

"Close-up photography and clear instructions make creating your own pearl jewelry a snap." — Monsters and Critics.com

"As a pearl-o-holic myself, I really liked this book." — About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"You're sure to be inspired, though that may lead to yet more bead-buying." — Fiber Arts News

"Stunning full-color photos accompany each project, and each features extremely detailed instructions." — KLIATT

"Beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, and interesting background...[this book] is fun to look at and get inspired by." — South Jersey Bead Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620332627
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 536,383
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Marlene Blessing is a former contributing editor to SPA magazine and a former senior features editor for The Seattle Weekly. She was also the editorial director for Beadwork, Step by Step Beads and Stringing magazines. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Jamie Hogsett is the editor of Stringing magazine, the special projects editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of Stringing Style. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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