Every beader knows the seductive pleasures of the bead shop. And once you've got your purchases home: what then?
-How do you put it all together to create a beautiful piece?
-What shapes fit?
-Will crystal work well with wood?
-Malachite with metallic?
-Can you set luster against luster, or will luster against matte work better?
-How many spacers between state beads?
-Should your design be symmetrical?
-And what about the rhythm of the piece?
-Will it sit still or shift and sway?
-Do you want glam or boho?
-Drama or harmony?
-Big clasp or small clasp?
Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry answers all of these questions, and many others that bead jewelry designers are likely to encounter. It is the must-have guide to the key design principles for beautiful beaded jewelry. And what's more, the book lets you test all this out with 20 wonderful patterns and projects.