Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry

Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry

Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

Book - 2011
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Every beader knows the seductive pleasures of the bead shop. And once you've got your purchases home: what then?

-How do you put it all together to create a beautiful piece?
-What shapes fit?
-Will crystal work well with wood?
-Malachite with metallic?
-Can you set luster against luster, or will luster against matte work better?
-How many spacers between state beads?
-Should your design be symmetrical?
-And what about the rhythm of the piece?
-Will it sit still or shift and sway?
-Do you want glam or boho?
-Drama or harmony?
-Big clasp or small clasp?

Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry answers all of these questions, and many others that bead jewelry designers are likely to encounter. It is the must-have guide to the key design principles for beautiful beaded jewelry. And what's more, the book lets you test all this out with 20 wonderful patterns and projects.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780312591373
Branch Call Number: 745.5942 GRA
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Mula, Coral
Pask, Simon

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Dec 08, 2011

This is a fabulous book for beginners in jewelry making. It's essentially an encyclopedia for findings, beads, wires, tools, etc. A wonderful resource worth owning! And there are also quite a few lovely step-by-step projects at the end of the book.

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