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

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

by M. T. Ryan
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Creative Homeowner Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580112956
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Edition description: First
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Glamorous Beaded Jewelry

Table of Contents


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Crystal Daisy 110Petaled-flower solitaires on glass bands

Tools • The Essentials 114

Materials • Beads 118• Strands 121• Findings 123

Techniques • 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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