Basic Jewelry Making

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Author: Sandy Allison
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811732630
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 109
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The basics of using beads and wire to create custom pieces Each technique carefully described and illustrated Create pieces for yourself and friends, or to sell This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire. It begins with the basics--planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, selecting beads--so crafters can quickly get started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Simple wire-bending techniques allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as more elaborate necklace and bracelet designs. Advanced techniques use metallic, sterling silver, even 14-carat-gold wire to make gallery-quality jewelry in almost any style and size. Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles.

Mostly Metals

A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Design
Author: Karin Buckingham
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0871162598
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 94
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Move beyond simple stringing! Graduate to using wire, chain, and jump rings and learn the fundamentals of making great jewelry, one step at a time, with the focus on shiny gold, silver, and copper wire, findings, and beads. Featured are the building blocks of design: plain loops, wrapped loops, jump rings, chain, and spacers, along with projects that reinforce these basic techniques.

Jewelry Designs from Nature: Woodlands, Gardens, Sea

Art Bead Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature
Author: Heather Powers
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167646
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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In Jewelry Designs from Nature, Heather Powers reveals her creative process and guides readers through 30 nature inspired bracelet, necklace and earring projects. Her designs feature her beads and the beads of other well-known artists. Simple techniques such as stringing, wirework and bead stitching are explained with clear step-by-step directions. Pieces are designed with simple techniques, chain, wire, findings, crystals, seed beads and art beads in standard sizes. Readers can recreate the pieces or choose their own beads to personalize projects. Heather Powers shows readers that there is a method behind using simple stringing and other basic jewelry-making techniques to produce jaw-dropping results.

Jewelry Making 1-2-3

45+ Simple Projects
Author: Karin Van Voorhees
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627001816
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Experienced bead designer Karin Van Voorhees distills years of beading wisdom into easy-to-understand keys: Learn the basics, keep it simple, and use materials you love. With the three keys in mind, beginners will be able to make over 30 pretty jewelry projects they’ll be proud to wear. With the first key, “Master the Basics,” beginners will learn fundamental jewelry-making skills and apply those new skills to projects of increasing complexity. With the second key, “Keep It Simple,” new beaders will pick up a few basic design skills and learn the ins and outs of using spacers and beadcaps, working with beads of differing shapes and sizes, creating a multi-strand look, and more. And with the last key, “Let the Materials Tell the Story,” jewelry makers will begin to experiment with materials and components and learn how a few simple swaps can completely change the look of the finished piece.

Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies


Author: Heather Dismore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118497813
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 384
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Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains,and more Want to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition ofJewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides theeasy-to-understand information that makes it easy. Updated information on getting started and setting up thenecessities of a jewelry maker's workshop New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads fromscratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cyclingfound objects for new creations Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired,and wrap bracelets Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites likePinterest without infringing on someone's rights New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turningyour hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through Etsy.com,blogs, and social media sites From attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads,the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show youstep-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads,glass, found objects, special mementos, and more With hundreds of detailed photos—now featured infull-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies isthe ideal resource you'll turn to again and again to createone-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.

Beading with Filigree

Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques
Author: Cynthia Deis
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600591877
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Delicate, luminous, beautiful: no wonder metal filigree components are a jeweler’s treasure. From antique brass and copper to shimmering silver and gold, they pair perfectly with a variety of beads. This latest entry in the bestselling Beading with series features 33 sophisticated and utterly stylish projects. The techniques are simple; the variety is stunning; and the designs are contemporary and accessible. Learn how to shape filigree components and alter their finish. Discover special techniques for combining the beads with the filigree. Release your creativity on projects packed with high-end style. The Dinner at Eight Necklace weds diamond-shaped filigree connectors with sparkly crystal beads. Whimsical Whirlwind Earrings feature painted filigree and silk ribbon that provide a surprising pop of color. Every piece is gorgeous!

Bead Jewelry 101, 2nd Edition

Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction
Author: Karen Mitchell,Ann Mitchell
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610581490
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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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. Learn to make bead jewelry in a few hours and enjoy the rewards for a lifetime with Bead Jewelry 101!

Start to Bead


Author: Jill Thomas
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844481316
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Explains beading techniques, materials, and tools and provides step-by-step instructions for eight projects, including necklaces, bracelets, a daisy ring, and a beaded bag.

Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies


Author: Heather Dismore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053423
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 360
View: 2758

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Features step-by-step projects and full-color examples Create unique jewelry to wear with everything from jeans to a ball gown! Want to make your own jewelry? This easy-to-follow guide gives you lots of hands-on instruction in making simple, fabulous jewelry and working with beads. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you'll get all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, key chains, wine charms and items for the home. Discover how to * Create funky and elegant designs * Work with leather, silver, and stones * String, knot, and weave beads * Avoid common mistakes * Host a trendy jewelry party

Beaded Bracelets


Author: N.A
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890244647
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 48
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Make a collection of beautiful bracelets with this book.

Bead Fantasies

Beautiful, Easy-to-make Jewelry
Author: Takako Samejima
Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
ISBN: 9784889961287
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 83
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Bead Fantasies is a Japan Publications publication.

Bead Jewelry 101


Author: Karen Mitchell,Ann Mitchell
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589234512
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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In the style of Sewing 101, Quilting 101, and Home Décor Sewing 101, this book teaches all the popular craft techniques used to make jewelry. Techniques are learned by doing projects, and the projects are organized beginning with the easier techniques and progressing to more difficult.

Cash for Your Crafts


Author: Wendy Rosen
Publisher: Chilton Book Company
ISBN: 9780801989179
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 94
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Shares ideas for creating crafts, and discusses start-up strategies and marketing techniques

Picture Yourself Making Jewelry and Beading

Step-by-step Instructions and Inspiration for Creating Unique, Handmade Jewelry
Author: Denise Etchison,Sandy Doell
Publisher: Course Technology
ISBN: 9781598634501
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 202
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Jewelry, be it a sparkling pair of earrings or a striking bracelet, is both a form of adornment and a creative expression. "Picture Yourself Making Jewelry and Beading" shows you how to design and make unique, custom pieces of jewelry to both wear with pride and share with others, whether you are just getting started or are looking for new ideas and inspiration. More than a dozen projects, many with variations, are explained in detailed, step-by-step instructions accompanied by hundreds of full-color photographs to ensure that you learn and understand every skill needed to create these one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art. You’ll discover the basic jewelry making tools you need—including pliers, sanding pads, and tin snips, for example—and how to improvise with what you already have on hand in your home—wooden dowels, screwdrivers, wire, and more. Using inexpensive and simple but beautiful materials, you’ll learn how to transform wire, copper, and beads into an art deco inspired necklace, manipulate metals and wire to form a dramatic cuff bracelet, create classic wrapped loop earrings, and much more. You can work your way through the book from start to finish as the projects move from the very simple to the more elaborate, or you can enhance and build on the skills you already have with new techniques and designs that will inspire your creativity. Throughout the book you’ll find expert tips and techniques to experiment with and incorporate into your own designs. "Picture Yourself Making Jewelry and Beading" offers the practical instruction and creative encouragement youneed to take your jewelry design ideas from concept to completion.

Ultimate Beading Bible

A complete reference with step-by-step techniques
Author: N.A
Publisher: Collins & Brown
ISBN: 9781909397187
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 288
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This new title in the bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin beading – all the main crafts that use beads have been brought together in one book. The first chapter takes a brief look at the different ways of working with beads and covers the tools and basic techniques you will need to get started, as well as taking a detailed look at the ready-made beads available and how they are best used. The following chapter covers making beads in several different materials; although ready-made beads are easy to find, making your own can be very easy and is the ideal way to add a unique personal touch to your work. It also includes a section on using found materials as unusual beads. The chapter on bead jewellery covers basic jewellery making techniques and then moves on to threading ideas, and how to incorporate beads with different materials and techniques to make more unusual pieces. In the wirework chapter you will learn how to use wire and beads together for more than just jewellery – this section also covers ideas for decorative items and cardmaking. Bead looming and weaving are traditional techniques for creating closely beaded work, which can be used for everything from vintage-look decorative straps to ethnic bracelets. Beads can also be worked in to knitting and crochet projects as you work; all the basic techniques for doing this are included in chapter 5, along with some unusual beaded stitches to try. The final chapter on beaded embroiderycovers the different ways to combine beads and fabric or thread, from how to add a few random beads for a little sparkle to creating luxurious beaded fabrics or heavily beaded fringing.

Costume Jewelry Making & Making Jewelry With Beads : A Complete & Step by Step Guide

(Special 2 In 1 Exclusive Edition)
Author: Janet Evans
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1630223425
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 163
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Wearing jewelry is essential to helping women developed their own style. For women wishing to create a look that's unique, the last thing they'll want to invest money in is mass produced pieces of jewelry. It's for this reason alone, learning the skills needed for making beaded jewelry and costume jewelry could prove extremely beneficial. When it comes to making such pieces you need to know where to purchase the right kinds of supplies. In this book, " Costume Jewelry Making & Making Jewelry With Beads: A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" not only do we discuss what's needed to start your own beaded jewelry & costume jewelry making venture but also provide several projects you may want to try out. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. In addition, if you're someone who has an eye for fashion and enjoys making their own things, why not save yourself money by making your own costume jewelry. Even the simplest pieces of costume jewelry can be overpriced, so why spend money on such accessories when making them for yourself could save you a great deal of money. Of course when it comes to making your own jewelry there are certain things you need to consider before you do. The first thing you need to consider before you begin the process of learning how to make costume jewelry is what type you wish to make. The best way of determining what style of jewelry you want to make is to look through various magazines and see what's on offer in stores locally. It's also a good idea to gain inspiration for your costume jewelry designs by visiting museums or art galleries. You may even gain inspiration for your designs when out for a walk. From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry with beads and costume jewelry before. However by the end you'll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. For more tips and tricks, download " Costume Jewelry Making & Making Jewelry With Beads: A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" now!

Tassel Making for Beginners


Author: Enid Taylor
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781861080622
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 118
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If you have never made a tassel before, all the basic instructions are included here, from the simplest 'one-part' thread tassels to more complicated tassels with polished wooden heads and decorated skirts. A clear step-by-step method is given with each project, accompanied by helpful line drawings and photographs. Advice on choosing threads is included, along with onformation onother materials and equipment.