Bead Fantasies: Beautiful, Easy-to-make Jewelry

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Japan Publications Trading Company, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 83 pages
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71 fantastic jewelry projects requiring only the basics beading skills.|Jewelry artist Takako Samejima specializes in bead jewelry, and has been working with beads since she was a child. Her designs, which combine different types, shapes, and sizes of beads, have won acclaim for their beauty and originality. BEAD FANTASIES features over seventy of her most original and dazzling designs including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, hair ornaments, cell phone straps and eyeglass chains.

Each design includes detailed instructions for creating the jewelry, supplemented by small color photographs and detailed color drawings. For the novice, BEAD FANTASIES also includes descriptions of the beads used to make the jewelry, beading supplies, and some lessons covering basic bead-stringing, weaving and finishing techniques.

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Some nice ideas, simple

User Review  - jillandria - Overstock.com

Use of wire and chain work, also two needle/ right angle weave. Works well for the beader who has an established stash of supplies and tools, or the beginner that wants to start an addiction. Gives a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

Clear instructions, pretty projects, beautiful photos. Read full review

About the author (2003)

TAKAKO SAMEJIMA has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier called Crystalloid in 1995 and she works as a jewelry designer and producer. Her characteristic designs-chic, colorful, sophisticated styles and motifs-are popular among beaders; and have
been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.

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