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Beading with Gemstones: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniquesby Valerie Maccarthy
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Beading doesnt get more elegant than this, with such gleaming gems as amethyst, quartz, and lapis lazuli. Valérie MacCarthy—whose work graces the pages of high fashion magazines around the world—has created a magnificent collection of sophisticated, unique jewelry. The 30 projects include bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings, and they tend to the playful and colorful. In addition, an entire section is dedicated to the different stones and their properties, including their spiritual and healing aspects. But what will really entice intermediate jewelers, beaders, and other general crafters are the pieces themselves: a balloon ring, festooned with seed pearls; chandelier earrings with sparkling, dangling stones; and a fireworks necklace of citrine, peridot, and apatite. Introductory chapters present all the gems, tools, and techniques used in the pieces.
A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
The gorgeous lifestyle store French General has legions of devoted fansand#8212;and its founder, designer and stylist Kaari Meng, has created an exquisite book based on the boutique's beloved aesthetic. Inspired by vintage French beads, these 36 simple but gorgeous jewelry projects go month by month, season by season. With evocative names like Les Grandes Vacances (Vacation by the Seashore), La Rentrand#233;e (Back to School) and La Saint Valentin (Valentine's Day), the 12 sections each feature three pieces of jewelry-including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Beautiful gemstones in a rainbow of colors are the focal point of Valérie MacCarthy's exquisite wire and chain jewelry in this paperback reprint of a Lark bestseller, with a new lower price and a redesigned cover! Her stylish, organic jewelry designs embrace an eclectic balance of styles, from funky to sophisticated. Valérie shares her secrets and techniques in 30 simple-to-make yet gorgeous projects, including a balloon ring festooned with seed pearls; chandelier earrings with sparkling, dangling stones; and a fireworks necklace of citrine, peridot, and apatite.
About the Author
Valérie MacCarthy has been making jewelry since childhood but only recently rediscovered her love for creating colorful and organic earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Soon her creations were being worn on the runways of New York Fashion week and gracing the pages of high fashion magazines from here to Japan. In 2002 she officially established Valérie M Designs. An opera singer by trade, Valérie continues to fulfill the growing demand for her jewelry while appearing on renowned stages all over the world. When she's not globe-trotting, she lives in New York City.
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