Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads: Stringing Instructions and Techniques for Necklaces, Bracelets, and Much More

Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads: Stringing Instructions and Techniques for Necklaces, Bracelets, and Much More

by Kim Gover
     
 

Learn to string beautiful jewelry using glass beads, pearls, and semiprecious stones with this all-in-one bead directory and design guide. Featuring more than 75 projects from a selection of international designers, this resource teaches crafters foolproof rules for successful designs including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches. Beginning with simple… See more details below

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Learn to string beautiful jewelry using glass beads, pearls, and semiprecious stones with this all-in-one bead directory and design guide. Featuring more than 75 projects from a selection of international designers, this resource teaches crafters foolproof rules for successful designs including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches. Beginning with simple stringing examples that are cross-referenced to the relevant technique, each project includes beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, a shopping list of all the main components, and a unique easy-to-follow stringing diagram, making this an ideal companion for the beginning designer, more seasoned beaders in need of a refresher, and veteran crafters.

Editorial Reviews

Beading-Arts.com
A book that stone enthusiasts will love! There are so many features that make this a useful book, starting with the bead directory that teaches you about the characteristics and best companions for each stone.
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"Provides excellent and relatively easy-to-construct projects by bead artists for setting off these interesting beads with gold and silver findings and found objects such as charms." - Library Journal

"A book that stone enthusiasts will love! There are so many features that make this a useful book, starting with the bead directory that teaches you about the characteristics and best companions for each stone." - Beading-Arts.com

Library Journal

Semiprecious stones and ethnic beads, although among the more expensive items in the bead shop, can lead to exciting, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. This book provides excellent and relatively easy-to-construct projects by bead artists for setting off these interesting beads with gold and silver findings and found objects such as charms.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681040
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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