Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry

Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry

Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

Book - 2011
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Presents instructions and projects for creating a variety of bead and wire jewelry, with information on the design process, texture and finishes, color, beads, and other materials.

McMillan Palgrave

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: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312591373
Branch Call Number: 745.594 GRA 2011
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Designing bead & wire jewelry


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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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