Create Jewelry: Stones: Stunning Designs to Make and Wear

Create Jewelry: Stones: Stunning Designs to Make and Wear

by Marlene Blessing, Jamie Hogsett
     
 

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Proving that it doesn't take a professional designer to create gorgeous gemstone jewelry, this guide explains how adding turquoise, amethyst, jasper, onyx, or any other semiprecious stone can bring stunning results to handmade jewelry. From elegant and dressy to sassy and flirty, 23 projects are presented, ranging in difficulty from easy stringing to seed bead

Overview

Proving that it doesn't take a professional designer to create gorgeous gemstone jewelry, this guide explains how adding turquoise, amethyst, jasper, onyx, or any other semiprecious stone can bring stunning results to handmade jewelry. From elegant and dressy to sassy and flirty, 23 projects are presented, ranging in difficulty from easy stringing to seed bead weaving techniques. Innovative designs combine with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these multifaceted beads, resulting in a unique way of creating and thinking about stone design for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Projects are divided into classic, special occasion, and fashion-forward categories, and beautiful photographs are accompanied by step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.

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"Here's a lovely new book from Interweave Press. It's part of the Create Jewelry series from Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett." - Craftypod.com

"For those uninitiated into the world of gemstones, this books is a good little bite of stone information...projects look very doable, even for the relative beginner." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

Craftypod.com
Here's a lovely new book from Interweave Press.
About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
For those uninitiated into the world of gemstones, this book is a good little bite of stone information . . . projects look very doable, even for the relative beginner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680685
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Create Jewelry series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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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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