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Making Bead & Wire Jewelry
Dawn Cusick
1579903886
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.”—Crafts Magazine.


Beaded Crochet Designs (Designer Beadwork Series)
Ann Benson
1402721420
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
It's the newest thing in crafting, a hot mix of crochet and beadwork. These more than 50 projects for necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are all marvelously easy to make, using only the most basic stitches. Surround cabochons with a netting of beaded crochet to form the Opal or Stone Pendant Necklaces. The Pearl Frenzy necklace features freshwater pearls threaded into a chain-stitched design. For a matching set of jewels, try the Pretty in Pink or Snake ensembles. Each project includes color graphs and diagrams, and there's plenty of information on stringing techniques, selecting the best fibers, combining different sizes and types of beads, and troubleshooting. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.


Bead Crochet (Beadwork How-To Series)
Bethany Barry
193149942X
April 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
One look at Barry's snazzy bracelets, necklaces, and doodads, and handicrafters will rush out for supplies. The idea that such dynamite-looking jewelry can be created at home is really exciting. Of course, there's a catch: experience in both beading and crochet is a must, despite sections on basics that Barry herself admits aren't really enough for beginners. But readers skilled in both crafts will have a great time. A full-color photo of each finished project faces a list of required materials, which is accompanied by a handy listing of page references to tips and techniques found elsewhere in the book. A scattering of diagrams accompanies instructions that carry crafters from setting the pattern and making that all-important sample swatch to applying closures and finishing touches. And if that's still not enough to whet...


Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry
Linda Jones
1581806329
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With this easy-to-use guide, jewelry designer Linda Jones shows readers how to create stylish pieces of their own, with just three pieces of equipment and the minimum of fuss. This book includes: * 35 simple-to-make projects, including jewelry for weddings and pieces based on classical designs * Ideas for fashionable designs using just wire, which is flexible and easy to fashion into a variety of shapes, and simple beads * Step-by-step instructions to guide crafters through each project, along with creative ideas to spark readers' own designs Anyone eager to make heirlooms will welcome the simplicity and ease of these projects, making Jones's guide the perfect introduction to this versatile craft.

About the Author
Linda Jones studied jewelry making in London. She is now an...


Beaded Embellishment: Techniques and Designs for Embroidering on Cloth (Beadwork How-To Series)
Amy C. Clarke
1931499128
October 2002
Paperback
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The Bead Bugle
"This work by two leading beadworkers offers the first comprehensive look at opportunities for self-expression with beads on cloth."

Rocky Mountain Bead Society
"[The authors] have distilled their teaching philosophies and main points onto the printed page . . . the gallery is spectacular."

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Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies
Heather Dismore
0764525719
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
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

About the Author
Heather Dismore is a veteran For Dummies author who is actively...



Simply Beautiful Beading: 53 Quick and Easy Projects
Heidi Boyd
1581805632
August 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
In the introductory sentence, Boyd zeroes in on the appeal of beads: besides their magpie-attracting dazzle, these materials prompt a creative leap, even in those who don't consider themselves arty. She plays to our love of the aesthetic, presenting materials, methods, and 40 projects in easy-to-grasp, follow-the-leader information and instructions. In design principles, for instance, she lays out five simple rules, no more, no less--lay out beads before stringing, use color effectively, pair different bead varieties and sizes, use nonsymmetrical designs, and string random beads. Projects are divided into three categories: jewelry, accessories, and home accents. All include the requisite data, from color photographs and directions to possible variations, which she dubs "Another Simply Beautiful Idea." It'll be hard to...


500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork
Terry Krautwurst
1579905498
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestre’s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative David K. Chatt has entries ranging from the pointed commentary, White Men in Suits, to vivid jewelry. For a little humor, try Valeria Harlow’s masterful Toe Mangler, a testament to every woman who has ever suffered in uncomfortable shoes. This amazing collection is truly state-of-the-art.


Beadwork Creates Earrings
Jean Campbell
1931499616
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An enticing spectrum of designs—simple drops with sparkling vintage beads, flashy fringe inspired by the 1970s, free-form doodles, tasteful tassels, and delicate crosses made with Russian techniques—are featured in the projects included in this guide that focuses solely on the creation of earrings. Using a variety of popular beads, a potpourri of beading methods such as basic stringing, edging variations, netting, peyote stitch, right-angle weave, and wirework, and clear illustrations, this how-to shows beginners and those with more advanced skills how to simply and quickly create an assortment of drop, hoop, and chandelier earrings.


1000 Glass Beads : Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking
Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader (Editor), Cathy Finegan (Introduction)
1579904580
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
They’re the very best in contemporary glass beadmaking, 1000 dazzling and unique examples by an international array of artists. This color survey has it all: the beads come single or in multiples, in jewelry or sculpural pieces, flameworked and kilnformed; and their diversity and beauty are amazing. Julia Skop’s intriguing Secret Surprise showcases clear glass beads with millefiori slices at the ends. Bruce St. John crafts his beads out of diachroic glass, then fuses and coldworks them at the lapidary well after completion. Nebula Black Necklace, from Rene Roberts, features an organic-looking focal bead adorned with fine metal leaf, glass shards, and a subtle dot decoration. An artist’s comment and detail image accompany many of the photos. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book...


Findings and Finishings (Beadwork How-To Series)
Sharon Bateman
1931499403
October 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A great resource for anyone interested in making beaded jewelry. Its focus, to be sure, is exploring the options and techniques for finishing projects, but it goes much further than that. Bateman includes a brief history of jewelry and an excellent overview of the basic tools and materials involved in making beaded jewelry. Beautiful photographs and sketches in color illustrate the detailed explanations and instructions. Suitable for beginners and experienced crafters, the projects range from simple earrings to intricately stitched bracelets. The wealth of information and easy-to-follow layout will appeal to any beadworker.-Christine Jones, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Getting Started Stringing Beads
Jean Campbell
1931499799
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Everything the beginner needs to know, including information on selecting the appropriate beads at the store and a complete guide to basic stringing materials are provided, along with pointers on securing beading wires with crimps, tying knots, and working with findings. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings. This resource guide gives readers the skills to create their own pieces.


Authentic American Indian Beadwork and how to Do It: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique
Pamela Stanley-Millner
0486247392
February 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork designs for many craft uses.


Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry
Mickey Baskett
0806962755
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
The retro chic of the 1970s has once again made macramé hemp jewelry popular. But far from looking dated, the designs in this book offer a fresh take on a traditional craft, giving new life to an old fiber art with a few dozen easy projects. With simple knotting, braiding, and cord-weaving techniques; several yards of hemp cord; and some interesting beads, you can create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, eyeglass chains, and other accessories. Straightforward directions, helpful diagrams, and color photos of all the finished pieces offer such choices as the Ocean Waves Choker, Millefiori Twist Necklace, Touch of Nature Anklet, Cat Toy Watch Holder (a wonderfully dangly necklace that sports a watch for a pendant), African Amulet, or Carnival Ride key ring. The items also make nice gifts, especially for retro-captivated but...


Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry: Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings
Tammy Powley
1592531660
July 1, 2005
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Book Description
Jewelry making is one of the most popular craft trends, and its audience continues to grow. Few jewelry books on the market emphasize the importance of the design relationship between beads, wire, and jewelry findings-the "nuts and bolts" of any piece. This book will show not only how to design and build your own spectacular jewelry out of beads and wire but how to design and create your own findings as well. Most jewelry making books are geared for the beginner and provide little information for intermediate to advanced jewelry makers. Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry contains illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Intermediate and advanced jewelry makers will learn new techniques for creating signature...


All Wired up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker (Beadwork How-To Series)
Mark Lareau
188301073X
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The step-by-step techniques featured in this richly illustrated book take the beginner who knows little about wirework on a journey to creating artistic and unique free-form jewelry. Using round wire that is readily available and economically viable, wireworkers learn everything from how to hold pliers to how to make ear wires, hook-and-eye closures, and cages for marbles and cabochons. Line drawings, photographs of finished objects, and a wirework gallery of pieces by the author and other contemporary wirework artists provide sample creations and ideas for the innovative wireworker.

About the Author
Mark Lareau is a wirework artist who teaches workshops around the country and at his bead shop, the Bead Factory. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.


Bead on a Wire
Sharilyn Miller
1581806507
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Magazine editor and popular author Sharilyn Miller knows the jewelry making audience like no one else. In this latest book, she shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with: -An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started -More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that's guaranteed to trigger compliments.

From the Author
Of all my books on various art and craft techniques, Bead on a Wire is my favorite. While I enjoy many arts and crafts — including fiber arts, rubber stamping on fabric, and artist books — wire-art jewelry has...


The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design
Valerie Hector
0823003078
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The popularity of beads and beadwork has skyrocketed since the late 1980s. While there are many books on the subject, few direct more than just a passing glance at the art of beadwork from other times and cultures. As a result, today's jewelry enthusiasts are hungry for inspirational images of beadwork from around the world, as well as innovative and highly creative projects for beaded jewelry designs. The Art of Beadwork offers readers a detailed look at the quality, diversity, and stunning artistry of beadwork from ancient Egypt to the new millennium. From tribal Africa to East and South Asia, 17th-century England to 20th-century France, Central Asia to the Middle East and even the Americas and the Carribean, here are 24 exquisite projects inspired by some of the world's great cultures. Rather than merely...


Peyote Stitch Projects
Bead & Button Magazine
0871162180
June 2005
Paperback
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Beading with Right Angle Weave (Beadwork How-To Series)
Christine Prussing
1931499500
October 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Full of innovative ways to use this versatile stitch."  —Step by Step Beads magazine


Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads : 25 Artful Designs
Carol Huber Cypher
1596680059
May 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Contemporary and artistic approaches to crafting trendy felt-bead jewelry are offered in this comprehensive handbook filled with detailed instructions for novices and more advanced tips for seasoned fiber artists. Techniques for creating the felted equivalent of lampworked beads, turquoise focal beads, and mokume gane look-alikes are presented along with inspiring design possibilities. All aspects of the feltmaking process are detailed, such as handling special fibers, dyeing wool, and beading on felt, as well as what types of tools are needed. Step-by-step instructions walk feltmakers through the needle-felting and wet-feltmaking techniques—including flat and three-dimensional work, inclusions, and texture applications—that are used to create wearable works of art.


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns
Pamela Stanley-Millner
0486288358
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Inexpensive do-it-yourself book provides 72 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for bead appliqué. All based on authentic designs of Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, other tribes. Weave belts, headbands, sashes, etc. Decorate handbags, vests, blouses, more. Complete instructions, color keys for every chart and pattern.


Beading with Cabochons
Jamie Cloud Eakin
1579907180
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
With the joy of beading spreading, it's odd that no one artist has chosen to focus on a singular type of beading technique. Now, California artist Eakin takes the cabochon--a jewel or bead with a flat back and smooth dome surface--as her sole subject. In fact, it yields much more robust content that one might think at first. Tools and materials, as expected, resemble generic beading equipment, but the techniques differ in process and complexity. Framing the bead alone requires mastery of six steps; then edging can assume a variety of styles, from plane-raw to scalloped. Eakin uses a host of sidebars to encourage experimentation and includes 11 well--photographed projects with good instructions (an oval solitaire rhodonite bracelet, for one, with others featuring semiprecious gems such as jasper, onyx, agate, Malaysian...


Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Book)
Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, Nathalie Mornu
1579907008
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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