Beading Vintage-style Jewelry: Easy Projects with Elegant Heirloom Appeal
Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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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2-inch piece 24-gauge wire attach bead 1 rondele bead cap bead Thread beaded wire blue crystal bicone bottom loop bracelet cameo Ceramic bead cloisonné close the ring cord tip crimp bead butts crimp the bead crystal bead crystal bicone beads Cut a 2-inch diameter earring wires end link end spacer excess wire following beads form a loop freshwater pearls gauge wire gemstones headpins from step inches long inches of pearls jump ring kit page 17 knot marcasite Need Basic tool needle-nose pliers nose pliers nylon line º º opposite end organza pendant peridot bead Pull the end red bicone bead remaining wire Repeat step Repeat this step rondele bead round-nose pliers seed beads side silver chain slide the wire Slide this loop slip small loop spacer bead strand string Thread the wire tigertail wire trim any excess wire end Wrap any remaining Wrap the remaining wrap the wire