Bead Fantasies IV: The Ultimate Collection of Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry

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Japan Publications Trading, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 78 pages
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In the fourth volume of her bestselling Bead Fantasies series, acclaimed designer Takako Samejima offers detailed instructions for creating over 50 individual pieces of beaded jewelry. From such stunners as the Art Deco Necklace and Ring, the Tiger Eye Brooch and the Moonstone Leaf Choker, to the Twinkle Flower (Cubic Zirconia) Necklace, Pearl Wrap Ring and Key Charm Pierced Earrings, each piece in the collection is exquisite, unique and easy to make-even for a beginner. The book is organized into three parts:
Part I: Dressy Style, which includes sections entitled "Nostalgia," "Antique," "Retro Modern," "Classic," "Gothic," "Luxury," "Gorgeous," and "British"
Part II: Keywords, in which the different accessories are grouped around the type of materials or motifs used, such as Cubic Zirconia, Amazonite, Pink Jadeite, Pearls, Fringe, Coil, Wrap and Leather Thread
Part III: Quick Made Accessories. Beautiful necklaces, rings and pierced earrings for last-minute gifts or additions to one's own jewelry wardrobe
Rich color photos accompany Samejima's precise directions and diagrams. And the book also includes sections on a wide variety of stones and beads, basic techniques and useful tools.
  

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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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