Earrings VISUAL Project Guide: Step-by-step instructions for 30 gorgeous designs

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Overview

30 projects to make one-of-a-kind earrings

Earrings are the cornerstone of any woman's jewelry collection. They are among the most popular jewelry-making projects because they are quick to create and don't require a large investment in materials. From simple hoops and drops to intricate clusters and wireworked pieces, this book has earrings to suit every style.

From the author of the bestselling Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & ...

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Overview

30 projects to make one-of-a-kind earrings

Earrings are the cornerstone of any woman's jewelry collection. They are among the most popular jewelry-making projects because they are quick to create and don't require a large investment in materials. From simple hoops and drops to intricate clusters and wireworked pieces, this book has earrings to suit every style.

From the author of the bestselling Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Earrings VISUAL Project Guide includes 30 appealing patterns for a variety of earring styles, plus variations, each one illustrated with step-by-step photos.

  • Features an introductory section covering the tools, materials, and techniques involved in making earrings
  • Includes variations for each project so you can customize earring designs to suit your style
  • Stands apart from the competition by providing step-by-step photos that make it easy to follow along

If you're an advanced beginner to intermediate jewelry maker, you'll be inspired by the unique, beautiful jewelry projects in Earrings VISUAL Project Guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118083444
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer Series , #32
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Franchetti Michaels is a writer and jewelry artisan with a passion for helping others express their creativity. As the Guide to Beadwork on About.com, she posts articles and hosts online discussions about all aspects of bead jewelry making. She is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork, Beading VISUAL Quick Tips, Wire Jewelry Making VISUAL Quick Tips, and More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Getting Started 2

Basic Wirework 16

Design Considerations for Earrings 4

Reasons to Make Your Own Earrings 6

Project Tools and Materials 7

CHAPTER 2 Essential Techniques 14

Basic Wirework 16

Wrap Wire 28

Work with Chain 34

Beadwork 36

CHAPTER 3 Make Your Own Ear Wires 40

French Hooks 42

Bracelet-Bender Marquise Wires 49

Bail-Maker Kidney Wires 52

Beading Hoops 58

Drop Hoops 60

CHAPTER 4 Long and Linear 62

Beaded Chain Earrings 64

Clover Kite Earrings 70

Silver Archer Earrings 74

Art Glass Wand Earrings 79

Segmented Rondelle Earrings 83

CHAPTER 5 Embellished Hoops 90

Turquoise Paisley Wraps 92

Mined Gold Mosaic Hoops 97

Lace Edge Loops 104

Stacked Bead Drop Hoops 110

Pearl Flamingo Hoops 119

CHAPTER 6 Boho Inspirations 126

Pins and Leather Earrings 128

Beach Flower Earrings 131

Feather Duster Earrings 135

Ravenwood Earrings 140

Facets and Chains Earrings 145

CHAPTER 7 Rugged Details 152

Bounty Saber Chandeliers 154

Hands of Time Earrings 157

Kyanite Gem Sticks 162

Quarantine Hoops 167

Spiky Scribe Drops 173

CHAPTER 8 Retro Chic Designs 178

Gilded Posies Earrings 180

Pearls and Filigree Earrings 183

Beaded Pinwheel Clip-Ons 189

Hydrangea Clip-Ons 195

Moxy Clusters 199

CHAPTER 9 Sparkle and Glam 208

Empire Crystal Ball Earrings 210

Bejeweled Chain Earrings 213

Medallion Crystal Fringe Earrings 218

Gypsy Princess Drops 222

Zirconia Array Earrings 229

Appendix 234

Index 236

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