Simple Beginnings: Beading: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Own Custom Jewelry

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Starting at the very beginning of the beading process, Simple Beginnings: Beading teaches you everything you need to know to become an accomplished beading artist. It leads you step-by-step through the basic tools, materials and techniques for creating unique bracelets, necklaces, watches, earrings and more.

Learn the shapes, sizes, grades and materials of beads. Go inside the beader's toolbox to discover must-have tools and how to care for them. Become familiar with soldering, ...

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Overview

Starting at the very beginning of the beading process, Simple Beginnings: Beading teaches you everything you need to know to become an accomplished beading artist. It leads you step-by-step through the basic tools, materials and techniques for creating unique bracelets, necklaces, watches, earrings and more.

Learn the shapes, sizes, grades and materials of beads. Go inside the beader's toolbox to discover must-have tools and how to care for them. Become familiar with soldering, stringing materials, findings, and clasps. Get advice on organizing your workspace and displaying your creations. Detailed instructions and inspiring color photographs show how to successfully make wearable works of art. A wide range of projects is offered for all skill levels-beginners, intermediate beaders and advanced craft enthusiasts-so you will always have a new challenge on hand as your confidence increases.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Bead store owner and jewelry-making teacher Wilson introduces the fundamentals of creating beaded jewelry in this slim yet information-filled volume. She focuses on familiarizing novices with the tools and equipment used in jewelry making, then follows up with simple projects that can be made with basic equipment and supplies available at most craft stores. VERDICT Experienced beaders may not learn anything new here, but beginners will find a solid introduction as well as straightforward, confidence-building projects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574214154
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,284,704
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzann Sladcik Wilson was born in Chicago, Il and attended Loyola University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Today, Suzann in the founder and CEO of Beadphoria.com. She is also a professional designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association. Suzann teaches jewelry making classes and has been published in Bead Style, Simply Beads magazine, Bead Trands, epatterns.com, and the books Four Seasons of Beading and Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!. She is an active contributor and participant in many charities, striving to make the world a better place of today's and our future's children.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Where to Begin
(Includes the benefits of beading - relaxing, creative, money saving, connections with a community of other beaders . What stores to shop at and what to look for when you are there.)
Why Beading?
What to look for?
Where to shop?

Chapter 2 Inside The Beader's Toolbox -
(Listing of basic tools with full descriptions and their uses. Then a listing of tools that would be useful when wanting to go to the next level of beading. How to best store and take care of your tools.)
Must Haves
Above and Beyond
Caring for your tools

Chapter 2 For the Love of Beads!-
(Description of stones, gems, pearls and various other materials to make beads. How beads are measured and their shapes such as bicones, round, potato, and others. Various techniques on how to best store and organize your beads.)
Types of Beads
Shapes of Beads
Sizes of beads
Bead Grading
Organizing your beads

Chapter 4 Putting it all Together - Stringing Materials, Findings, and Clasps
(Introduction of beading wire, their thicknesses, and different types. Discussion of findings for earrings and other jewelry making endeavors. Listing of different clasps and which ones are best to use in different designs.)
Stringing Materials
Findings
Clasps
Chapter 5 Making your Wearable Works of Art
(Full step-by-step instructions with photographs on how to successfully make your own jewelry.)
Earrings
Bracelets & Watches
Necklaces - Single and Multi-Strand

Chapter 6 Projects and Inspiration - Beginners*
Asian Splendor Earrings
Jeans Jacket Bracelet
Flirty Fifties Necklace

Chapter 7 Project and Inspiration - Medium*
High Flying Earrings
Two Timing Bracelet
It's Only Rock and Roll Necklace

Chapter 8 Projects and Inspiration - Advanced*
Chandelier Shimmer Earrings
Night on the Town Watch
Sea of Pearls Necklace

Chapter 9 Displaying your Creations

Resources

Glossary

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