Beaded Jewelry

Front Cover
Penguin, May 29, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
0 Reviews

Author Maya Brenner has designed jewelry for Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, and Reese Witherspoon. Now crafters can create her exclusive designs with simple step-by-step projects that can be done inexpensively at home with Beaded Jewelry.

With clear explanations of beading techniques, inspirational color charts, and tips on what equipment (and what not) to buy, Beaded Jewelry gives crafters the know-how to design and make their own unbelievably beautiful jewelry.

A craft book with both style and substance, Beaded Jewelry contains 18 stunning projects, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, as well as specially commissioned photographs that clearly show each inspiring step-by-step sequence.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

About the author 6
6
For the love of beads 8
9
Why do it yourself? 10
11
Where to start 12
12
Choosing the right beads 14
14
Preparation 16
17
About beads 18
19
Findings stringings 46
47
Wrapping a briolette 82
82
Designer projects 84
85
Earrings 86
87
Bracelets 102
103
Necklaces 118
119
Quick easy designs 154
155
Inspiring colour themes 182
183
Troubleshooting 206
207

Tools 58
59
Setting up the workplace 64
64
Basic techniques 66
67
Stringing crimping 68
68
Knotting a string 70
70
Attaching separators 74
74
Making rosary loops 76
76
Wire wrapping 78
78
Making a double wrap 80
80
Cleaning 208
208
Mending 210
210
Restoring recycling 212
212
Storage solutions 214
214
Resources 216
216
Index 220
220
Acknowledgements 224
224
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

As a thirteen year industry veteran, Maya Brenner brings experience and undeniable talent to her eponymous jewelry collection. A native of California, Maya Brenner Designs is both simple and classic, bold and modern. The collection is sold at finer boutiques and online at www.mayabrenner.com.

Maya's celebrity following includes Jessica Biel, Penelope Cruz, Rachel Bilson, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Moore, Salma Hayek, Nicole Richie, Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, Molly Sims, Lindsay Lohan, Katy Perry, and Teri Hatcher. Her jewelry has been featured on "Friends," "The Today Show," "Desperate Housewives," "American Idol," "The Bachelor," and"Sex & The City."

Maya's coveted jewelry has also been featured in InStyle, Lucky, People, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times "Style" section, Glamour, Women's Wear Daily, Ladies' Home Journal, Life & Style, Daily Candy, and US Weekly. Articles written about her career have been posted on CNN.com and About.com, and Maya herself has appeared on "Good Day Live's" Style File and the DIY network.

In 2002, Maya won Fashion Group International's "Rising Star" award, joining the ranks of the design industry's most noteworthy newcomers.

She also designs for Stella & Dot - a global home party brand that sells the trend setting jewelry that Maya is known for.

Recently Maya was chosen to star in her own Nissan car commercial featuring the busy life of a mompreneur that is airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network.Lately her major source of inspiration is drawn from her most rewarding creations yet-her two beautiful children, Jack and Sadie.

Bibliographic information