Few things satisfy a crafter’s craving for self-expression like working with beads—and Tair Parnes brings a world of inspiration to the art. Fascinated by styles from Asia and Africa, and skilled at creating vivid and unusual combinations, she produces unique beaded jewelry that is lively, expressive, and distinct. These 20 projects—which begin with the simplest techniques and grow more complex as the book goes along—range from colorful Cloisonné Cone Earrings in red, orange, and pink to a glowing Sunburst Pendant to an advanced-level Razzle Dazzle Ring Necklace. Large and vibrant color photos accompany easy-to-follow instructions that practically invite beginners to get creative. Every earring, necklace, and brooch is like a perfect piece of contemporary art.
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12 Scissors applique Beading needle Beading thread beads and pull bracelet branch by stringing buttons clasp Cloisonne colors Seed beads comfortable length cut the thread different color dot of superglue draw it back Draw the thread ear wires ellipse eye pin fabric finish Gently pull gently to secure glass beads going back green bead gumdrop head pin Insert the needle jewelry jump ring Lampwork large color bead last bead length of thread Loop the thread Lycra Seed beads necklace needle out close newly attached beads piece of Lycra pieces of tinsel pink beads projects pull gently pull the thread Push the needle red beads Repeat steps 3—4 rubber thread secure the beads Sew the ends sew the seam shoelace size 11 skipping small bead squares of Lycra string a large superglue to dry thread close thread taut Thread the needle tie both ends Tightly roll variety of colors Wire cutters