Beading Vintage-style Jewelry: Easy Projects with Elegant Heirloom Appeal

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Vintage style is now--and with its rich colors and classic designs, timeless romanticism and old-world elegance, it’s the look that every jewelry maker and wearer craves. These 50 eye-catching and wide-ranging beaded projects show exactly why, from dangling cloisonn beads on a rich, velvet ribbon choker to glittering blue and green crystals paired with silver filigree in a stunning necklace-and-earring combo. Even those who have never strung a bead or looped a wire before can make these in no time, thanks to the authors’ easy-to-follow guidance and clever ideas for giving old pieces a chic makeover. Helpful tips, variations, and historical tidbits are scattered throughout, providing additional insight. 
 

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lntroduction
10
Tiers of Pearls Set
26
Copper Kernel Necklace
32
Faces in Time Photo Bracelet
40
Chinese Bi Set
76
Blue Cloisonne Beaded Choker
83
Shimmering Headband
91
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Marty Stevens-Heebner's work has been featured on HGTV, the DIY network and at arts festivals throughout Southern California. Her Los Angeles-based company, Half the Sky, not only features Marty's jewelry and decoupage designs, but also offers in-home crafting parties where Marty helps creative doubters unleash the artist inside. Her designs often include things she's found on her travels-she's set foot on every continent-including Kazuli beads from Kenya and carved amber pendants from Chiapas, Mexico, where she's done humanitarian work. Christine Calla began making jewelry after her husband was in a near-fatal accident and she was desperate for a way to calm her nerves. After thoroughly cannibalizing her '80s jewelry and giving her creations away as gifts, requests and orders began pouring in from family and friends. Christine has a bold eye for design and a true knack for finding unique pendants and stones that make her work a must-have for any jewelry collection.

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