Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Stackpole Books, Nov 15, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 109 pages
  • The basics of using beads and wire to create custom pieces
  • Each technique carefully described and illustrated
  • Create pieces for yourself and friends, or to sell

This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire. It begins with the basics--planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, selecting beads--so crafters can quickly get started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Simple wire-bending techniques allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as more elaborate necklace and bracelet designs. Advanced techniques use metallic, sterling silver, even 14-carat-gold wire to make gallery-quality jewelry in almost any style and size. Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles.

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Basic Jewelry Making Good for the Beginner

User Review  - adwee -

I just started jewelry making on the side to combat the boredom I was experiencing. I liked the book although I think like many beginnerbooks that this one also needs better illustrations descriptions ... Read full review

A keeper

User Review  - nummela -

This book is an excellent book for starting jewelery making. I was very pleased with the directions and the pictures. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Sandy Allison is a writer and editor who lives in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Ted Walker is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the owner of a handcrafted jewelry company based in central Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.

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