Synopses & Reviews
"The pictures are beautiful, the directions are clearly written...Project designs are trendy and fashionable for jewelry of many styles." Upper Midwest Bead Society Newsletter
"The assorted tips tucked throughout...are gems of wisdom gleaned from experienced bead stringers that will save you time and heartache." Monsters and Critics.com
"This book is sure to entice anyone to get involved in the world of beads." KLIATT
"Beginners will no doubt appreciate the basic stringing information at the front of the book." The Detroit News
"Whether one is a stringer or not, there's some serious eye candy here! Even a weaver like me can find loads of inspiration." South Jersey Bead Society
Twelve newly-designed and never-before-published bead jewelry designs make their debut in this collection mined from Beadwork magazine's recent special issues on stringing. More than 50 elegant and trendy pieces from dozens of top jewelry designers include long delicate chains, chunky nugget strands, multistrand gemstone necklaces and bracelets, dramatic dangles, and chandelier earrings of every variety. The first tutorial, Stringing 101, introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces, while other lessons cover such methods as crimping and adding jump rings and claspsall with insider design tips. This workbook's diverse photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all skill levels through designs such as Dewdrops in the Grass, Ice Fall, and Tourmaline Tango, allowing them to simply follow the steps or adapt them into original creations of their own.
About the Author
Jean Campbell is the founding editor of Beadwork
magazine; a cofounder of Shiny Bright Objects, a home-based jewelry design party business; and the author of Beaded Weddings
, Getting Started Stringing Beads
, and The New Beader's Companion
. She has appeared on Beads, Baubles and Jewels
on PBS, Jewelry Making
on DIY, and The Shay Pendray Show
. She lives in Minneapolis.