Synopses & Reviews
With luscious color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. From the Turquoise Silver Fringe and Cross Necklace and Little Star Pierce (earrings) to the Round Garnet Bracelet and Comet Onyx Ring, here is a collection of stunning pieces that are perfect complements to spring and summer styles. In the first section, Samejima shows readers how to craft fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and earrings designed around one motif. Next comes a catalog of different beads and pieces arranged by stone: rosequartz, garnet, pearl, carnelian, turquoise and labradorite. A section on using color combinations and patterns follows, as well as basic techniques and useful tools.
The third book in a successful beading series teaches craft and fashion enthusiasts how to make even more fabulous new designs for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings, and other beaded accessories.
About the Author
has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier called Crystalloid in 1995 and she works as a jewelry designer and producer. Her characteristic designschic, colorful, sophisticated styles and motifsare popular among beaders; and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.