The Bead Jewelry Maker: Stylish Handcrafted Jewelry to Make at Home

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Featuring more than 100 instructive, full-color, close-up, step-by-step photos, this handsome book shows how to make more than 30 beautiful pieces of jewelry, using different-size colored glass beads and seed pearls. Following an opening section that describes basic jewelry-making techniques, the book ...

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Overview

Featuring more than 100 instructive, full-color, close-up, step-by-step photos, this handsome book shows how to make more than 30 beautiful pieces of jewelry, using different-size colored glass beads and seed pearls. Following an opening section that describes basic jewelry-making techniques, the book presents 30 projects that include—

  • A five-row floating beads necklace
  • Pearl and crystal drop earrings
  • A choker with silver spacers
  • A turquoise bracelet
  • Coral effect earrings
  • A beaded flower brooch, and many others Each project is presented with a large color photo of the finished piece plus a list of materials, which, in addition to beads, may include nylon line, gold wire in various thicknesses, and jewelry hangers—all items widely available from jewelry suppliers. Detailed instructions are presented in the form of lengthy captions that accompany each how-to photograph. The Bead Jewelry Maker offers a wide range of projects that use an ample choice of materials to create exquisite items owner's will be proud to wear. 110 color photos.
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More than 30 beautiful pieces of jewelry are featured in this well illustrated book. An opening section describes basic techniques, necessary equipment, findings, and adhesives, along with various materials used in creating jewelry—beads, buttons, shells, and different cords. Each project description includes a large color photo of the finished item in addition to a detailed materials list and complete directions. Projects include a five-row floating bead necklace; pearl and crystal drop earrings; a choker with silver spacers; a mother of pearl and pleated ribbon choker; a bugle bead bracelet with crystal drops; a rocaille round bracelet, and many more gorgeous items. A special section at the end of the book provides additional information about decorating individual beads, making jewelry from wire, recycling beads and making beads from clay. A listing of suppliers includes both web and phone addresses, making it easy to purchase supplies. This is a wonderful book! KLIATT Codes: JSA*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Barron's, 128p. illus. index., Ages 12 to adult.
—Shirley Reis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764131929
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Owen trained in fashion design and needlecrafts and is now a freelance craft designer and writer. She has worked on projects for 20th Century Fox, Hallmark Cards, and several other major international companies. She lives and does most of her work in London.

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