Synopses & Reviews
Whether you prefer a classic single strand or a funky combination of pearls and semi-precious materials, Simply Pearls
shows you how to create necklaces that are easy to make yet look both expensive and professionally made. No longer the extravagance they used to be, pearls come in a variety of types—from freshwater to faux—that make these beautiful gems an affordable and elegant option.
With projects designed for beginners and intermediate crafters—with a few more challenging designs for good measure—Simply Pearls is a volume that people will consult again and again for basic stringing, knotting, and wire-work techniques; to find inspiration and project ideas, including tips on refreshing heirloom jewelry; and as a materials reference. Whether your look is modern and edgy or classic Chanel, Simply Pearls offers great how-to-wear-it ideas and beautiful projects that will give you the Tiffanys look at Target prices.
Aimed at the bit of Holly Golightly that's in all of us, this hands-on approach to pearl jewelry-making is by Nancy Alden, co-founder of the famed Beadworks bead store chain.
Part project manual, part style guide, "Simply Pearls" shows how to create, update, and wear pearl jewelry--everything from freshwater to faux. Professional jewelry designer Nancy Alden offers great how-to-wear-it ideas for the Holly Golightly in all of us. 120 color photos. 75 illustrations.