Jewelry and Beads
The Beading Answer Book
Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face Answers to Every Question You'll Every Ask
Paperback ISBN: 1603420347
Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S. Faced with a vast array of luscious materials and intricate techniques, beaders are bursting with questions: How do I choose my beads? What makes a great necklace? What length should my bracelet be? What kind of wire do I need? Should I use a spring ring or toggle clasp? How do you knot between beads? What's the Peyote stitch? How about the African Zulu Flowerette stitch? The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they may face. Beadwork instructor and author Karen Morris has assembled more than 200 of the most vexing questions her students ask and offers skillful advice on how to resolve every dilemma. Whether it's a beginner trying to choose the right supplies for a simple necklace or an advanced crafter wanting to master the details of off-loom weaving or knitting and crocheting with beads, The Beading Answer Book is sure to be an indispensable reference. It's designed in an appealing small format that can be tucked inside any beader's supply box. Night or day, any time of the week, this wise companion is always available to unravel those pesky beading questions that can tie bead enthusiasts up in knots.
An Exploration of Bead Traditions Around the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0684834626
A definitive look at the history of beads and their use throughout history offers a range of bead-making techniques and detailed instructions for creating thirty authentic beaded objects, including belts, earrings, purses, and necklaces. 25,000 first printing.
Beadweaving Beyond the Basics
24 beading designs using seed beads, crystals, two-hole beads and more
Paperback ISBN: 1440242682
Take your beadweaving designs to the next level! Explore an inspired approach to weaving beaded jewelry with Beadweaving Beyond the Basics. Experiment with color and shape with these 24 gorgeous designs from beadweaving teacher and Beadwork contributor Kassie Shaw. In addition to showcasing classic stitches, including Herringbone, Peyote and St. Petersburg, these designs incorporate Kassie's innovative variations on Right Angle Weave--Double Diamond Right Angle Weave, Faux Right Angle Weave and Layered Right Angle Weave. In-depth primers on these new approaches will get you started right away, and the tips for left-handed beaders makes sure everyone can try these designs with ease! Inside, you'll discover a full range of bead shapes such as seed beads, two-hole beads, bicone crystals, bugle beads and lentils, to get the shapes and effects you want, then try them in multiple colorways to create head-turning creations. With your new beadweaving skills, the possibilities are endless! Beadweaving Beyond the Basics is a whole new world of artistic expression!
Creative Components to Personalize Your Jewelry
Paperback ISBN: 1627002057
Beautiful Elements, is a mixed-materials jewelry-making project and technique book that teaches simple techniques using wire, metal, and polymer clay to enhance and personalize beaded jewelry. With thirty projects readers will learn how to create natural shapes from metal, sketch
Behind the Brooch
A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems
Hardcover ISBN: 0764345591
"The focus of this book is on the side of the brooch that usually isn't noticed: the reverse. When we encounter an attractive piece of jewelry, our instinct is to admire the front, but when we turn it around, it often reveals a secret. The author lets usin on that secret, typically only shared between the maker and the wearer. Clever brooch makers often adorn the back with items meant to complement the front, or the backside may have a unique, intricate design all its own. When you flip a brooch over inyour hand you may find a surprise message, a hidden pattern, or even an unlikely foreign implement. The result is a better understanding of the artist's abilities and personality."--Publisher.
The Big Book of Jewelry Making
73 Projects to Make
Paperback ISBN: 1784941182
Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewlery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.