Art Bead Jewelry

Art Bead Jewelry

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As glass beads grow in popularity, so does the need to find ways to use them in jewelry designs. Art Bead Jewelry: Seasons in Glass is perfect for anyone who loves lampworked beads but doesna€™t know how to incorporate them into interesting and unique jewelry designs. Rather than concentrate on making the beads themselves, author Karen Leonardo focuses on making jewelry from finished lampwork beads (which are readily available online, in bead shops, and at shows). More than two dozen pieces from noted jewelry designers are included, with the projects ranging from easy to intermediate/advanced. Featuring full-color, photographic, step-by-step directions for each project, the book explains in plain English how to make seasonally inspired necklaces with such techniques as working wire, stringing, attaching a toggle, jump ringing, using silver clay, and seed bead basics. A gallery of gorgeous examples offers inspiration to budding and advanced beaders.To customize your peyote spiral, try replacing the 60 with a drop or cube bead or even a small glass pearl. 110 triangles nest together ... The different-sized beads will make your tube undulate interestingly. 5. ... Sew under an existing thread between two beads and tie a half-hitch knot around it with your new thread. Run theanbsp;...

Title:Art Bead Jewelry
Author:Karen Leonardo
Publisher:Kalmbach Books - 2012-08-29


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