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Simply Silver, Simply Gold: Designs for Creating Precious Bead Jewelryby Nancy Alden
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Create your own stunning silver and gold jewelry.
Nancy Alden, jewelry designer and cofounder of the famed Beadworks bead stores, shows you the secrets to making gold and silver jewelry worthy of Tiffany or Bergdorf Goodman—but with a personal touch and at a fraction of the jewelry stores price.
For beginners as well as more experienced jewelry-makers, Simply Silver, Simply Gold walks you through 50 projects for making gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more with silver and gold beads, crystals, and gems. Once you have mastered the easy-to-learn skills, youll find yourself returning to Simply Silver, Simply Gold again and again for techniques, ideas, and inspiration.
A companion to Simply Pearls, this book offers the same easy-to-understand instructions for designing uniquely beautiful jewelry.
The shimmer of silver and glint of gold will always be essential elements of classic jewelry.
Jewelry designer and co-founder of the famed Beadworks bead stores reveals the secrets to making gold and silver jewelry with a personal touch and at a fraction of the jewelry store's price.
About the Author
Nancy Alden is a jewelry designer and cofounder of the Beadworks Group. As Beadworks principal buyer and designer, she has traveled the world in search of the most beautiful elements of jewelry design. Her knowledge of beads and findings is unrivalled.
Beadworks opened in London in 1978 and introduced a novel way of selling a very ancient product—beads. The concept of offering a large, sophisticated, and open display of jewelry-making supplies to the general public was a new one, and the demand was immediate and overwhelming. The chain has grown to half a dozen stores in the United States, as well as large wholesale supply and mail-order businesses.
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