Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry
Everything the Beginner Needs to KnowBook - 2011
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.
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.