Beaded Jewelry The Complete Guide

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Krause Publications Craft, Dec 17, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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Your One-Stop Source for Beading Know-How

Jewelry and beading expert Susan Ray, along with dozens of expert jewelry artists, bring you this complete tutorial for making your own jewelry to fit your personal style. Whether you prefer professional and polished, classic and elegant, or casual and comfortable, you will find the designs and information needed to complete your jewelry pieces using this book.

You will also benefit from valuable lessons in:

  • Bead history
  • Bead sizing, definitions, weights and charts
  • Organizing and caring for your beads
  • Stringing basics
  • Preparing findings and closures, found objects and vintage findings
  • Creating beads with metal clay, polymer clay, lampwork and more
  • Stitching with beads
  • Selling your jewelry
With so much essential information within these pages, Beaded Jewelry the Complete Guide is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about beading.
 

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Contents

Introduction
12
Foreword
14
THE LOOK THATS RIGHT FOR YOU
25
COLLECTING YOUR BEADS
37
BEAD BASICS
51
GETTING IT TOGETHER
73
MAKING BEADS
85
STRINGING BASICS
107
STITCHERY
153
COMMUNITY
201
William L Allen
211
Cas Webber
212
Susan Ray
213
RESOURCE GUIDE
214
CONTRIBUTORS
216
INDEX
220

FINDINGS AND CLOSURES
129

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