Synopses & Reviews
Create a boutiques worth of charming designer gemssimply, quickly, and easily
French fashion maven and muse Nathalie Delhaye has spent years collaborating with top Paris designers, collecting insider secrets from fashions favorite ateliers along the way. Now in Beads, Buttons, and Bijoux, she shares some of those secrets, showing readers how to transform a few pennies worth of beads into chic, sparkling jewelry.
The book offers 58 projects for creating rings, necklaces, bracelets, and pins from such simple materials as seed beads, glass and plastic beads, buttons, sequins, charms, and found objects. Each project is presented with simple, clear instructions and is accompanied by a list of required materials and full-color, step-by-step illustrations.
Beautiful photographs, extraordinary designs, and concise, easy-to-follow directions make the book a delight to use, and a chapter devoted specifically to materials explains the essential tools and supplies needed for making jewelry.
Bead jewelry fans, jewelry makers, and veteran crafters simply looking for something new will be captivated by the elegance, contemporary style, and simplicity of the original jewelry projects in Beads, Buttons and Bijoux.
Learning how to create your own bead jewelry is simple, and the results are sublime. Beads, Buttons, and Bijoux shows you how to make it today and wear it tonightwithout spending lots of time or money.
In Beads, Buttons, and Bijoux, youll find:
• 58 clever project designs for making rings, necklaces, pins, and bracelets with everyday materials such as seed beads, glass and plastic beads, buttons, sequins, and found objects
• Full-color illustrations of each step, presented simply and clearly
• A chapter explaining the essential tools and supplies needed for making jewelry
About the Author
Nathalie Delhaye works in graphic design, publicity, and fashion, and collaborates with many well-known designers. She lives in Paris, France.