This concise guide has all the information you need to successfully make your own jewelry using knotting techniques. Clear, step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions show you exactly how to knot between beads and attached various types of clasps and finishes. The book also explains how to evaluate, select, and care for pearls and gemstones; how to select findings and tools; the pros and cons of silk versus nylon stringing material; and more.
Jewelry Projects from a Beading Insider helps beaders to refine their skills and learn how to apply what they know to new, creative projects. Thirty all-new jewelry-making projects, plus alternates, set the tone for this book as fresh, colorful, and playful. These projects are organized into three categories including technique-based projects, material-based projects, and design focused projects. But more than projects, this insider’s guide covers everything that is crucial to beaders such as expert tips, time- and money-saving tricks, inspiration, design trends, techniques, innovative materials and products, and most importantly, fun. The secrets, tips, and tricks are inspirational nuggets and are desirable, must-have ideas for aspiring beaders. Jewelry makers are sure to love this light and fun book that will make them feel like they are getting a private beading lesson from a girlfriend who just happens to be an expert!
This beginner's guide teaches you everything you need to know to string beaded necklaces, bracelets, and other jewellery with a professional look and finish.
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