Bead Sparkle: 120 Designs for Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets & More

Bead Sparkle: 120 Designs for Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets & More

by Susan Beal


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It’s never been easier to add a little sparkle to your life! No matter what your style is, the 120 jewelry designs in Bead Sparkle will make you swoon! Stunning necklaces, eye-catching bracelets, and charming earrings are just some of the inspired new pieces from jewelry designer and Bead Simple author Susan Beal. With a fully illustrated chapter of techniques and helpful design tips throughout, Bead Sparkle will show you just how easy it is – even if you’re a beginner – to create the jewelry of your dreams.

  • One-of-a-kind designs: Learn to make one-of-a-kind jewelry projects that can’t be found anywhere else
  • Beading essentials: A great illustrated beading primer is at the front of the book; each pattern offers clear, simple instructions especially for beginning/intermediate beaders
  • For special occasions or any day: Add a little something special to a regular morning, or create fanciful designs ideal for a party or a wedding

Incorporating new and vintage pearls, crystals, gemstones, charms, and other gorgeous materials in addition to standard and readily found beads, the 120 projects in Bead Sparkle are sure to inspire crafters and beaders everywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631861543
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 801,955
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan Beal is the author of five best-selling craft books: Sewing for All Seasons (Chronicle, 2013), Modern Log Cabin Quilting (Potter Craft, 2011), World of Geekcraft (Chronicle, 2011), Button It Up (Taunton, 2009), and Bead Simple (Taunton, 2008). Susan also co-wrote Super Crafty (Sasquatch, 2005) with Cathy Pitters, Torie Nguyen and Rachel O'Rourke, and has contributed to many other books (including Applique Your Way, The Pillow Book, Handmade Nation, Offbeat Bride, Sweater Surgery, Knitting for Good, and Making Stuff).

Susan has a large and loyal following in the craft community. She was featured in the documentary Handmade Nation and regularly teaches at Maker Faire, Pacific Northwest College of Art, MAKE Workshop, the Northwest Quilting Expo, the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and several other venues across the country.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   Getting Started: Tools, Materials, Design, Color

Chapter 2   Techniques: Bead Stringing, Wirework, Working with Crystals, Knitting, Stitching, Jewelry Repair

Chapter 3    Earrings

Chapter 4    Necklaces

Chapter 5    Pendants

Chapter 6    Bracelets

Chapter 7    Jewelry Sets

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