Bead Fantasies III: Still More Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry

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Japan Publications Trading, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 78 pages
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With luscious color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. From the Turquoise Silver Fringe & Cross Necklace and Little Star Pierce (earrings) to
the Round Garnet Bracelet and Comet Onyx Ring, here is a collection of stunning pieces that are perfect complements to spring and summer styles. In the first section, Samejima shows readers how to craft fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and earrings designed around one motif.
Next comes a catalog of different beads and pieces arranged by stone: rosequartz, garnet, pearl, carnelian, turquoise and labradorite. A section on using color combinations and patterns follows, as well as basic techniques and useful tools. With luscious color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. From the Turquoise Silver Fringe & Cross Necklace and Little Star Pierce (earrings) to
the Round Garnet Bracelet and Comet Onyx Ring, here is a collection of stunning pieces that are perfect complements to spring and summer styles. In the first section, Samejima shows readers how to craft fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and earrings designed around one motif.
Next comes a catalog of different beads and pieces arranged by stone: rosequartz, garnet, pearl, carnelian, turquoise and labradorite. A section on using color combinations and patterns follows, as well as basic techniques and useful tools.
 

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has some good jewelry that you could make and would fit perfectly on yourself. i rate this book as a five star.
-alycia

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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 designschic, colorful, sophisticated styles and motifsare popular among beaders; and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.

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