Few things satisfy a crafter’s craving for self-expression like working with beads—and Tair Parnes brings a world of inspiration to the art. Fascinated by styles from Asia and Africa, and skilled at creating vivid and unusual combinations, she produces unique beaded jewelry that is lively, expressive, and distinct. These 20 projects—which begin with the simplest techniques and grow more complex as the book goes along—range from colorful Cloisonné Cone Earrings in red, orange, and pink to a glowing Sunburst Pendant to an advanced-level Razzle Dazzle Ring Necklace. Large and vibrant color photos accompany easy-to-follow instructions that practically invite beginners to get creative. Every earring, necklace, and brooch is like a perfect piece of contemporary art.
Full-color illustrations and photographs, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions, take crafters through the complete process of making ceramic beads from low-fire clay and an array of vivid glazes, introducing the fundamental techniques of jewelry-making that can be applied to thirty ingenious finished jewelry projects.
Bestselling author and chain mail expert Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with more than 30 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging. Illustrations throughout.
Bead Jewelry 101, now in paperback, is a complete entry-level course for creating beaded jewelry taught through 30 step-by-step projects that demonstrate fundamental methods for stringing and wirework. Have you always wanted to try jewelry making but aren’t sure where to begin? Bead Jewelry 101 teaches you everything you need to know to create beautiful jewelry with beads. The Basics walks you through all the tools, materials, and basic construction techniques you’ll use for the projects. The Projects are organized by various findings, or jewelry elements, so you’ll learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece you make. Beautiful variations will inspire you to create your own designs. Beginners will also find the accompanying online videos that capture the techniques in action an invaluable resource. Written specifically for beginners, the books in the 101 series are complete illustrated guides to the basics of a craft that use projects presented with full-color, step-by-step instructions and photos to teach essential techniques.
Author Maya Brenner has designed jewelry for Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, and Reese Witherspoon. Now crafters can create her exclusive designs with simple step-by-step projects that can be done inexpensively at home with Beaded Jewelry. With clear explanations of beading techniques, inspirational color charts, and tips on what equipment (and what not) to buy, Beaded Jewelry gives crafters the know-how to design and make their own unbelievably beautiful jewelry. A craft book with both style and substance, Beaded Jewelry contains 18 stunning projects, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, as well as specially commissioned photographs that clearly show each inspiring step-by-step sequence.
An encyclopedia of beaded bracelet patterns for your small loom. Weaving beaded bracelets on a small bead loom is easy, and with the 500 patterns in this book you can make all kinds of creative designs! From bold graphic prints to animals and flowers to retro or southwestern designs, there are plenty of patterns to suit your style. Each pattern shows how many and what color beads are needed and the placement of every bead so it's easy to complete any bracelet you choose. Make them to keep and to give away. Switch up the bead colors--so many options will keep you coming back for more!
You've probably coveted jewelry you've seen in artsy boutiques and fashion magazines or envied friends who have the perfect bling to accent everything. With this book, you'll learn to craft designs that are chic but inexpensive. With hundreds of detailed photos, this book covers tools and supplies, bead stringing and weaving, wire wrapping, and more. Terrific projects will get you started and inspire you to create your own jewelry and beadwork designs. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each skill or technique is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
“Elegant contemporary jewelry....What artist-author Wells and her 30 colleagues conjure up in more than 30 bracelets, earrings, and necklaces is nothing short of breathtaking. All the projects can be readily mastered by beginners....One hundred percent of the fundamentals, from graphic illustrations and charts to accompanying text and great color photographs.” —Booklist.
The Absolute Beginners Guide: Stitching Beaded Jewelry is the introduction to bead stitching. This book helps beginners to have a successful start in stitching by answering questions like “What are the must-have supplies and tools?” and “How do I set up my workspace?” The projects introduce basic stitches starting with the easiest, such as cross-weave and right-angle weave, and moving into other more challenging techniques. Your confidence and skill set will grow as you work through the book, one project at a time.
Discover How to Make Beautiful Beaded Jewelry in Just One Day with This Easy to Use Guide 15 Step by Step Earring, Necklace and Bracelet Designs are with detailed images Included Welcome to the amazing world of Bead Making! As some of you know from my other books, this has been a passion of mine for more than 15 years. I'm thrilled that you will allow me to show you how to create several of my earring, bracelet and necklace designs. I'm sure this will help you in your creative process and further your skills in this art form. The pieces presented in this book were inspired by different things, places, people, and events. Sometimes it's the colors of a flower that I think work beautifully together, and other times it's the feeling of something that I'm trying to capture. The type of bead art and jewelry that I make fluctuates a lot depending on what else is going on in my life. After my first child was born, I began making bird's nest jewelry to express this part of my life. When we moved to a ranch, I began making funky art pendants in the shape of owls. An extended visit to my parent's home in Florida inspired me to begin using shells and sea glass in my art. Beaded jewelry is an art form like any other; your inspiration and ideas for color combinations or for unique pieces of your own can come from anywhere. Any of these projects can be used as a stepping off point for a variety of different projects of your creation. All you have to do is start changing the colors, sizes, and materials and see where it takes you. Beads and wire, wire and beads; there are so many different ways that you can combine these two things to form countless pieces of art. Not all of the bead and wire pieces that I make are jewelry, but a lot of it is. I like the idea of not only expressing myself through my art, but then turning it into something functional; a piece that I can wear out and show to the world, or a piece that someone else can wear. Beads come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. You can make your own beads out of clay, wood, shells, pieces, stone, or plastic (some of my favorite beads are made out of little plastic flowers that I drilled holes through). You can also find beads sold anywhere, with many of them reflecting the area they are from, such as stone beads near the mountains and shells near the beach. Making beaded jewelry is easy, fun, and maybe even addicting. Even the tiniest beads add up quickly to become big, full, colorful projects. Start making your own beaded jewelry today, and open up a world of color, creativity, and personal expression that you may not have even knew existed. You will find that with each bead you thread, your passion for this craft will continue to grow. Purchase your copy today!
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!
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and decorative items. Beginners learn the fundamentals of many popular stitches as they create the projects, while more experienced crafters enjoy the challenge of weaving an uncommon shape into a knockout piece.
Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history and personal narrative with the science that makes a craft possible and the passion that inspires it. Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results. Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts. Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.
Demonstrating the use of color in creating beautiful beadwork projects, a collection of more than twenty innovative projects highlights the techniques used to create colorful designs and discusses the importance and symbolic meanings of color. Original.
Albion stitch, beading experts agree, is truly a new invention by internationally known bead artist Heather Kingsley-Heath. This book includes twenty new projects, all shown in various colorways, using the newest bead shapes like spikes, gum drops, rulla, tila, and more. From her beadwork to her photography and illustrations, Heather’s work is beautifully colored and crafted, and the book reflects her playful sense of color and organic, dimensional designs. Bead stitchers will enjoy entering Heather’s world.