Discover a complete bead jewelry course in a book
Written for the absolute beginner, Bead Jewelry 101 is filled with thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs that expertly guide you through the basics of making bead jewelry. Authors Ann and Karen Mitchell are a dynamic team of jewelry designers who will teach you all about the tools and materials while showing you how to use them. Project chapters are organized by different jewelry parts, called findings, so you will learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece of jewelry you create. You'll find 30 easy projects for making endless jewelry designs, and variations of the projects will give you great ideas and lead you in new directions as you learn to design your own jewelry. You'll also gain exclusive access to online video tutorials. Learn to make bead jewelry in a few hours and enjoy the rewards for a lifetime with Bead Jewelry 101
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.
Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials from Bead-Making Lab
Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you Bead-Making Lab makes this bounty of bead making possible with instructions for bead designs that run the gamut from sophisticated to playful.
Bead-Making Lab is organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. Once you've selected your medium, follow the lab instructions for the bead-making technique of your choice. Try a new technique each week With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Bead-Making Lab also offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work. Get busy beading, crafters
25 Dazzling Handcrafted Projects
Learn how to create wearable works of art Beaded Bracelets will show you how to make 25 original woven beaded bracelets that are contemporary and sure to make a statement.
Every bracelet design is unique and has been created by author Claudine McCormack Jalajas to help you master the four main basic beadweaving stitches: peyote, crossweave, right angle weave, and herringbone. Each design comes with a complete and detailed material list, and clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations. And all the projects will show you how beads are gently woven together to create bracelets that are lacy, chunky, sleek, fringed, delicate, and most of all beautiful. Also included are tips for purchasing the right tools and beads and resources that will guide your buying decisions.
Chain mail is one of the hottest jewelry trends out there; add beads and the style positively sizzles. Who could resist? Bestselling author and chain mail expert Dylon Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with 26 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging.
A thorough introduction, illustrated with computer-generated pictures, covers the basic techniques. Then Whyte reveals his patented, perfected beading method: rather than using difficult wire wrapping, he threads the beads directly onto the rings before they're fashioned into chain mail. Thirty exciting projects include a delicate Persian patterned anklet, embellished with tiny silver bells; an amethyst opera-length necklace; and silver earrings shaped like inverted peacock feathers, edged with rings and turquoise beads.
Get all knotted up This fun guide has all the information you need to make your own jewelry using knotting techniques. You'll learn how to evaluate, select, and care for pearls and gemstones; how to select findings and tools; the pros and cons of different stringing materials; and much more. Clear step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions show you exactly how to knot between beads and attach various types of clasps and finishes. You'll soon be crafting beautiful, ready-to-wear pieces.
Create beaded necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry with a professional look and finish. This delightful beginner's guide presents step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations that walk you through the basics of making beaded jewelry. You'll learn how to use various pliers, crimpers, and wire cutters, and choose the perfect beads and string for your projects. In no time at all, you'll be stringing together your own pieces, complete with clasps, rings, and cones.
Show your style with handcrafted jewelry. Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques has all the tips and tricks you need to make your own professional-looking jewelry using wirework techniques. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to select the best wire and tools for your project, while clear illustrations show you exactly how to bend, twist, and shape your way to beautiful loops, hoops, and head pins. You'll soon be designing and creating unique and personal earrings, bracelets, and pendants.
Macram . Just the word summons up images of hideous 1960s atrocities designed to hang plants. But what was good about macram in the 1960s is still what's good about macram It's easy, it's fun, everybody can do it. And now everybody can get great results, making gorgeous jewelry that's sure to astonish anyone born before the Reagan era. Best-selling author Sherri Haab takes a completely fresh look at the craft, using fine cords and shimmering beads that are popular with today's beadwork and jewelry designers. Clear illustrations show how to do 14 simple knotting techniques. Then it's time to try 22 projects for bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, even a belt, a purse, and an iPod pouch--each one stylish, colorful, and easy to create. Beaded Macram Jewelry is macram for today
Whether you're mastering crocheting with beads or choosing supplies for your very first necklace, Karen Morris has the answers to all your questions. Concise, straightforward, and packed with illustrations, this handy little book is full of tips and techniques that will take your craft to the next level. With insightful advice on everything from thread storage to fragile glass beads, The Beading Answer Book will help you solve your most vexing beading dilemmas.