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

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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...

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Overview

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.

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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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681040
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Gover is a jewelry maker who runs her own lampworking studio.

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