Beading with Crystals: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques
Bicones, buttons, drops, rhinestones. Glittering and colorful, these and other multi-faceted glass crystal beads have become the jewelry maker’s material of choice. They’re the star of the show in this sparkling entry in the Beading with series, which features a fabulous combination of both simple and more complex projects. Crafters start their creative journey by learning basic techniques, including stringing and simple wirework (looping, wrapping, coiling). Then they’re ready to start making pieces that range from a necklace of matte metal beads and shimmering crystals to a captivating pair of chandelier earrings. Sophisticated jewelry findings accent the finished pieces, and detailed illustrations make the process easy and successful for beginners. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
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Attach bead added bead and pass beaded link beading needle beads 2 sterling beads just strung beadwork bicone beads beads bracelet brick stitch coil crimp bead crimp tube Crimping pliers crystal beads crystal bicone beads crystal round beads ear wire excess wire exit flatback flexible beading wire fuchsia head pin hex bead hole hook inches jewelry jump ring lampworked liver of sulfur loop page 21 loop to secure mm bicone bead mm crystal bicone necklace off-loom oval bead overhand knot Pass back Pass through beads pearl bead peyote stitch pin to string pliers Round-nose pliers pliers Techniques Repeat steps right thread ring band secure the beads Secure the thread seed bead simple loop smoky topaz sterling silver wire String 1 bead String 1 bicone String 1 crimp thread and trim thread through bead Tools Wire cutters top-drilled topaz Beads trim any excess wire end wrapped loop