Create your own stunning pieces of contemporary jewellery from materials found in the wild. Expert advice on how to identify and select different raw materials and where to find them is accompanied by full colour step by step instructions on all the tools and techniques you need to transform your finds into wearable art.
Simple in their execution, the techniques include crocheting various found materials, working with silver wire and setting small objects in polymer clay or epoxy resin. Each method can be adapted to make literally hundreds of different pieces – rings, bracelets, brooches, tiaras and necklaces – using all manner of wild objects. Providing a wealth of choice for the aspirational ‘wild’ jewellery designer, the results are original and striking, from resin-inlay twig beads to a crocheted-wire stone setting and a hose-clip ring shank.[popup_anything id="7163"]
Follow this simple guide to bead crusting and create magnificently decorative designs without bead counting or glue. Learn a variety of crusting techniques to created beaded surfaces and intricate tassels. Colour photographs, instructional illustrations and text lead you step-by-step to help you create beautiful decorative items that are quick, easy and lots of fun.[popup_anything id="7161"]
This practical easy-to-use book allows you to start making sensational necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings, earrings, and more, even if you have never so much as picked up a pair of pliers before. Clear photographs guide you every step of the way, from setting up your workspace and transferring designs to basic filing, sawing, and soldering skills. Additional diagrams give clarity to tricky stages, and provide troubleshooting tips. Techniques are interspersed with practical projects so that you can create beautiful items of jewellery as you learn, from simple silver rings to elegant stone-set pendants. Includes advice on practicing using inexpensive materials, and tips on designing you own unique pieces.
The essential handbook for beginning and experienced jewelists.[popup_anything id="7160"]
Be inspired by Sara’s 45 exciting beading projects from around the world. Create stunningly unique necklaces, chokers, earrings and bracelets to treat yourself and others. Projects range from simple ideas for beginners, to intricate and inspirational designs for more experienced bead workers. Clearly annotated colour photographs detail techniques and steps to bring your striking creations to life. Harness your imagination and craft timeless gifts and treasures that are uniquely yours. Get beading![popup_anything id="7165"]
Beth Bulluss has presented us with a collection of stunning beaded lampshades, beaded bags, beaded combs, bookmarks and scarves. This simple guide instructs both novice and skilled beaders to craft intricate decorations and accessories; the essential handbook for the creative spirit. Through numerous set projects, discover the diverse applications of beaded fringing worked within this fabulous title.[popup_anything id="7164"]
Beadopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to all things related to the craft of beading. Covering the basics, intermediate, and more advanced beading techniques, Beadopedia will give you the know-how you need to create jewelry and accessories you’ll love to make and wear. With step-by-step instructions and clear images it will help you easily pick up new techniques, or master any that you’re less confident at. Beadopedia is comprised of the latest and most popular beading techniques out there, including macrame, soutache, wire crochet, and many simpler techniques, like how to tie a double knot on elastic.
Making your own jewellery and accessories can seem a bit daunting when you first start out, with such a vast array of beads, findings, tools, and beading-related terminology. This compendium will simplify all of this, with clear instructions and useful descriptions, to use as an invaluable reference as you work through your beading designs.
There is something here for everyone, from projects to attempt when you are just starting out, to ones for those who have already done a bit of beadwork and want to give something new a try, while learning new techniques. The 25 inspiring and fresh design projects, from beginners to advanced, are presented with clear step-by-step instructions, accompanied by close-up photos. By working your way through the techniques and projects in Beadopedia, you will be well on your way to creating your own beautiful jewellery. It will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to experiment with new ideas and will be useful to refer back to as you work on new designs.[popup_anything id="7166"]
If you can’t get to a beading class or workshop close to home or work, then this skill-building book is the next best thing. For the beginner and the improver, it’s a passport to successful learning.
Features include: Hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, carefully annotated so it is easy for you to see what you should be looking at. Guest designers sharing some of their favourite patterns. ‘Quick-start’ projects for beginners who are impatient to try out their skills on projects that don’t need much in the way of materials or time. Really useful lists sprinkled throughout the pages, for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials. Beader’s clinics: ‘Doctor’ Jean solves her students’ beading dilemmas.[popup_anything id="7169"]
Take the hard work out of beadwork and make beautifully embellished jewellery and accessories. This easy-to-use book reveals everything you need to know to get started straight away in this rewarding and adaptable craft. Projects include simple step-by-step instructions and colour photographs to follow as you create your very own unique treasures and gifts. For the avid jewellery maker or even a fresh beginner, this wonderful title guides you through the fun process of beading to craft numerous eye-catching designs.[popup_anything id="7167"]
This book packs in the combined wisdom of two writer-educators who are consummate problem solvers when it comes to jewellery making. Together they show the reader how to fix common problems, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiar methods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone, understanding annealing to soldering your own silver chain, you can riffle through the book, experimenting with new innovations to create your unique jewellery designs. Packed with over 200 expert fixes, insider tips, and tricks of the trade, content is arranged by topic to enable any jewellery maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. A must have for anyone who makes their own jewellery, whether at beginner or intermediate level.[popup_anything id="7168"]
The essential guide for novice and experienced jewellery makers. Learn to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Follow clear diagrams with step-by-step instructions to create 75 exciting and distinctive jewellery knots. A grading system allows beginners to get started straight away while experienced jewelists can delve into a variety of complex and intricate designs. 10 projects will inspire readers to create beautiful and original ornamental knots that can combine with beads for a modern look, or consist entirely of knots for a traditional style. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to jewellery knots. Also, containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Chinese, Celtic and Ornamental Knots for Jewellery shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This practical know how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewellery.[popup_anything id="7170"]