Synopses & Reviews
A few simple tools, a host of readily available materials, and an assortment of easy to learn techniques: that's all you need to craft the most exquisite jewelry. The basics are effortless enough for a beginner to master, especially with these straightforward instructions, designer tips, and plentiful photographs. 75 dazzling pieces range from delicate and graceful to bold and chunky, and include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins, and more. Do you want something wonderful to wear for a special evening? Combine elegant lampwork beads with flattened copper wire links for an intricate, rococo piece. Are there some particularly beautiful beads you'd like to display? A Caged Bead Bracelet will showcase them spectacularly. For an intriguing hair clip, wrap lengths of colored wire around a thick dowel to create coils upon coils. Other beauties: an Angel Wings Necklace, Cleopatra's Choker, Copper Pins, and Filigree Earrings. With so many options, your only challenge will be deciding where to begin!
From the radiant glow of a bracelet to the whimsical glimmer of a palm tree sculpture, beads and wire make a wide range of irresistibly beautiful crafts. Fifty projects--shown here in fabulous color photos--represent jewelry, treasures, and trinkets. After learning basic techniques for wire and beadwork, have fun fashioning a Colorful Coil Frame or a Palm Tree Photo Holder, Bird's Nest Pin; Helping Hand Office Set; Garden Critters Table Accessories; Beads & Lace Pitcher and Glass Covers, plus elaborate note cards, wall sconces, lampshades, and more.
“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.”—Crafts Magazine
75 stunning pieces of jewellery, made of beads and wire, requiring only a few simple tools and easy-to-learn techniques.