Synopses & Reviews
Learn, Sell, Teach
From the novice beader who is just learning to string a bracelet to the experienced jewelry-maker who is already out selling and teaching the art to others, everyone can find something to love on the pages within.
Experienced jewelry designers Susan Ray and Sue Wilke walk you through the basics and then launch into a plethora of engaging jewelry designs for you to replicate. Along the way, they offer tips and tidbits to make your beading experience as enjoyable as possible.
75 projects showcasing bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, watches and miniature amulet bags
300 gorgeous full-color photographs and illustrations to accompany easy-to-follow instructions
Extensive techniques section covering beading basics, necessary tools and tips on personal style, color choice and design options
Tips from Susan and Sue- Create a standard toolbox for all of your creative jewelry work- Buy tools that are comfortable in your hand- Use crimp beads in sterling in at least half-hard silver and heavier gauge wire- Use your bead board!- Remember to vary your colors, textures, transparency, size and shape of beads when building necklaces