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A Clever Twist on Simple Stringing
Washers, snaps, fishing tackle, resin: Nothing is safe with a crafty lady in the house. Get ready to break tradition and combine beads with common materials used in unconventional ways to make beautiful jewelry. You'll learn how to use nail polish to create the look of enamel, and how to link together cut-up credit cards into a playful bracelet. Or try mixing stainless steel washers with wire and beads to make surprisingly elegant jewelry. Before you know it, you'll be a true mixed-media jewelry artist.
Bestselling author of the Simply Beautiful book series Heidi Boyd brings you more than 70 pretty beaded projects, all in her trademark classic style. Featured mixed-media elements include: WireFishing tackleNail polishWindow screenCredit cardsPolymer clayPaperCrystalsLeatherSequinsButtonsPlaying cardsSea glassGame piecesStart your adventures in mixed-media jewelry making today
Every project in Simply Beaded Bliss features classic beading that will appeal to readers of all skill levels and inclinations. Step-by-step jewelry projects show the reader how to combine a wide variety of interesting elements, including sequins, buttons, phone wire, snaps, washers and tin with traditional beads, all created in Heidi's uniquely pretty style. The innovative selection of gifts and cards shows readers how to use those same elements in multiple crafts, therefore expanding the practical application of the techniques presented.