Synopses & Reviews
Take Your Jewelry Beyond the Bead
If you're ready to put a new spin on your regular old beaded jewelry, this is just the book for you. Inside Beyond the Bead, you'll find more than 25 mixed-media techniques for taking your jewelry to totally unexpected places. This is truly no-holds-barred jewelry making - try your hand at molding polymer clay, hammering metal, etching glass, cyber crafting and so much more. In this book, author Margot Potter encourages you to let out all those kooky ideas rolling around inside your noggin by trying some new techniques. Then use what you've learned to make uniquely fascinating jewelry that reflects a uniquely fascinating you.
Written in Margot's humorous voice, Beyond the Bead leads readers through a series of techniques for creating unique mixed-media jewelry. Step-by-step instruction is provided for all the techniques including working with glass, resin and plastic, polymer and metal clay, felt and fibers, hardware store goods, paper art supplies and even odds and ends from around the home. A gallery of finished pieces that utilize those same techniques fill each chapter, inspiring readers to create pieces all their own.