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Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed: 50 Designer Projects Featuring Beadalon and Swarovski

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In Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed, well-known designers Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva and Margot Potter offer over 50 high-fashion jewelry pieces made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components such as beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. While the pieces may look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners - yet sophisticated enough for the veteran jewelry crafter. A comprehensive getting started section provides information on the supplies, tools and techniques you'll need to make all of the projects in the book.

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CindyNG, January 10, 2009 (view all comments by CindyNG)
“Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure through the world of jewelry design. “ It is the appropriate first line of Bead &Wire Jewelry Exposed by Margot Potter, Fernando daSilva and Katie Hacker.

Exciting because the designs expertly detail the techniques for using stringing materials that serve as the backbone of many designs, i.e., beading wire, craft wire, etc.

Exciting because if you love Swarovski crystals, there are plenty of projects to create. If you’re a fellow magpie, drawn to the sparkly, the whole book will make your eyes roll back into your head.

More than that, it’s a book about the exciting ways to use easily obtainable beading materials to create lovely and alluring pieces of jewelry that look high end.

Now that’s exciting!

One of the gems of this book is the exhaustive descriptions and explanation of use in the materials and tools sections. If you’re a beginner, this book is all you’ll need to understand how to work with beading wire. Even if you’re experienced there’s always something in a book as comprehensive as this one. I learned about the Beadlon “Scrimp” – it’s a re-usable crimp – cool!

Exposed is long on projects, 124 pages to be exact. Clear written directions and photographs guide the reader through each gorgeous project.

Speaking of projects, here are a few of my favorites from the book:

Fireworks by Fernando DaSilva (p. 23) uses brown velour tubing which is a stringing material I haven’t used before. I love how Fernando has used it in his design. The long strands of suspending multi colored crystals is mesmerizing!

Concentricity by Margot Potter (p. 38) Can you fall in love with a piece of jewelry? I don’t know exactly what it is about this design but it’s best described as alluring. The rhythm created by the repeated circles with just a sprinkle of beads – I want I can see it as a necklace – the perfect finishing touch for the little black dress. Margot’s personality and sense of fun comes through in Concentricity and in the description she’s written about the piece.

Night Sky by Katie Hacker (p. 27) Night Sky Earrings. What Katie Hacker does for earrings is magic. I don’t think Katie makes a pair of earrings I don’t instantly want. Some people have a knack for gardening, so that person is said to have a green thumb. Katie Hacker has a knack for earrings – should I say she has a “crystal thumb?”

Oh and by the way, that lovely piece on the cover is entitled Myth and Legend and is designed by the crystal thumbed Katie Hacker.

Exposed is for jewelry designers, crafters and hobbyists. Full of inspiration and information it’s worth having in your own personal library. Inspiration and information – now that’s exciting!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781600611599
Author:
Potter, Margot
Publisher:
North Light Books
Author:
Hacker, Katie
Author:
Dasilva, Fernando
Subject:
Beadwork
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Jewelry making
Subject:
Crafts-Jewelry Techniques
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.86x8.30x.49 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed, well-known designers Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva and Margot Potter offer over 50 high-fashion jewelry pieces made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components such as beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. While the pieces may look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners - yet sophisticated enough for the veteran jewelry crafter. A comprehensive getting started section provides information on the supplies, tools and techniques you'll need to make all of the projects in the book.
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