Glamorous Beaded Jewelry: Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, and Rings / Edition 1

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With Glamorous Beaded Jewelry, beaders can create 25 fun and sophisticated pieces from chandelier earrings, to chunky bracelets, to knotted-and-bejeweled chokers. The stunning projects are inspired by the designer jewelry seen in upscale boutiques and the runways of today’s fashion houses. Featured pieces are deceptively simple and inexpensive to make, with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs that give beginners new skills and intermediate beaders new approaches to their craft. A helpful Sources & Resources section ensures that the featured materials are close at hand so that the adage, “Make it today. Wear it tonight!” comes true.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"...will interest people with a do-it-yourself approach to personal style."

--Austin American Statesman
July, 2006

"Simple designs with lots of fashion punch -- great illustrations and clear directions lead you to a full wardrobe of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Beginners can dive right in; more advanced beaders will like the inspiring designs."
News & Observer Blogs
May 2008

Finalist for the Publisher's Marketing Association (PMA) Ben Franklin Award and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112956
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

M.T. Ryan is a designer of home and personal accessories working in a wide range of fields, including dinnerware and stationery. In this work, M.T.
brings his trained eye, design skills, and exacting workmanship to this stunning new collection of original jewelry designs. This is M.T. Ryan's first book.
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Table of Contents

Glamorous Beaded Jewelry

Table of Contents


• Pink Ice 12
A soft “braid” of chunky crystals in pale pink and rose

• Violet Garland Bangle 16
A gold cuff with a vine of crystal flowers

• Pastel Pearl Meringue 20
A gossamer fine web of luminous pearls

• Honeydew Cluster 24
A silver link chain with beads in melon colors

• Slinky Cuff 28
Ruffled hoops of watery-pink dagger beads

• Floating Freshwater Pearls 32
A modern-style silver cuff with pearls

• Tumbling Crystals 36
Strands of chunky crystals in sheer lemon and moss hues

• Crystal Luster 40
Strands of faceted crystal nuggets with a gold medallion accent

• Petaled Jewels 44
’30s-style flower brooches in rich sorbet colors

• Celestial Strands 48
A spare constellation of plump beads and pearls on thin silver strands

• Classic Pendant Choker 52
A single highly polished garnet on a silk ribbon

• Sweet Dewdrops 56
Trios of pink glass beads on a delicate silver chain

• Harvest Lariat 60
An extra-long beaded strand with crystal tassels in warm autumn tones

• Winter Orchid 64
An elegant crescent of tumbled moonstone on a silver chain

• Coral Branch 70
A highly polished red coral pendant on a gold chain

• Honey Gold Ensemble 74
Interwoven strands of ribbon, beads, and crystals

• Burnished Ebony 78
A sleek ’30s-style collar in tapered wood tablets

• Jeweled Wreath 82
Strands of green chips and red beads, and a gold coin

Earrings and Rings
• Crystal Pendants 86
Water-clear crystal chunks with berry cluster accents

• Chain Crystal Drops 90
Fine gold strands with crystals in gold, amber, and green

• Chandelier Drops 94
Articulated silver wire with a quartet of emerald-cut beads

• Gilt Spiral Drops 98
Delicately wound gold disks with crystal pendants

• Grape Cluster Drops 102
Bundles of lustrous pearls with teardrop crystal pendants

• Threaded Crystal 106
Teardrop solitaires with rich red side beads on silver bands

• Crystal Daisy 110
Petaled-flower solitaires on glass bands


• The Essentials 114


• Beads 118

• Strands 121

• Findings 123


• Stringing Beads 126

• Crimping Strand Material 130

• Working with Wire 132

• Making a Wire Loop 134

• Working with Jump Rings 138

Resources 140

Index 142

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

    Decent buy

    Good if all you are looking for is inspiration, tutorials are not that detailed so if you don't know what you are doing this is not the book for you. I have been making jewelry for a few years and found it fine for inspiring me.

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