Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry: Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

Paperback | September 27, 2011

byRenata Graham

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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.

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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 sp...

RENATA GRAHAM is a qualified teacher and a professional jewelry maker specializing in bead jewelry. She has taught both in the U.K. and abroad for over 20 years. She also runs a successful jewelry course business, teaching several hundred beginners and improvers every year how to design and make their own beautiful bead creations. In ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.04 × 8.51 × 0.25 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312591373

ISBN - 13:9780312591373

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"This is an abolutely wonderful book for any beginner who needs to learn the basics, or for the seasoned beader who wants to learn a few extra tricks. Beginners, you're in able hands. Renata has been a teacher for over 20 years, and it shows: the bounty of information (such as how to use a color wheel and how to sketch and plan your designs, and very thorough technique instructions) that she supplies makes this book an invaluable resource!" -Bead Design Studio"Jewelry-making books for absolute beginners are difficult to come by; Graham's expert approach makes this one a handy addition to library collections." -Library Journal