Big and Bold
Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 95 pages
The craft of beading has become increasingly popular, and no wonder given the wide range of beautiful jewelry it can be used to create. This book, features projects from BeadStyle Magazine, contains 34 beginner bead projects that feature prominent pendants, chunky beads, and other strong focal pieces. Big and Bold is divided into three sections: Big Beads (those that are 20mm or larger); Bold Components (one or more pieces in the jewelry are bold in color, size, shape, or design); and Big and Bold Effects (many beads or components are combined for a striking effect). Individual pieces include in each of the three categories include outback wood beads, flowers from peru, and flower field bracelet; cosmic rings bracelet, and seed bead beauty; nine-strand necklace and sea charms. Step-by-steph photographic instructions make the crafting process easy and fun.
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BOLD Components 35 Prepare a feast of pearls with a multistrand necklace
Go bohemian 38 Big bangle theory
Use uncommon crystals in a distinctive braceletand Chrysoprase cuff
String a bold pendant 52 Twisted cuffs
Bright as a feather 56 Sea charms
110 seed beads 4mm round 5mm bead accent beads add or remove art bead Attach the dangle Balachandar bangle bead cap bead units beading wire Basics beads just strung beads strung briolettes chainnose pliers Check the fit chrysoprase Close the loop coil colors complete the wraps crimp beads Basics crimp end Crimp the crimp crimping pliers cuff Cut a piece decorative head pin desired length diagonal wire cutters e-mail earring to match earring wires EDITOR’S TIP end if necessary excess wire finished length flat spacer flexible beading wire gemstone half heavy-duty wire cutters large-hole leather cord lentil memory wire Metal Clay microcrimp bead Open the loop overhand knot pair of earring pendant piece of flexible remove beads Repeat steps round bead roundnose pliers second earring soldered jump ring sterling silver strand String a crimp string a spacer SupplyList necklace three top-drilled pearls tighten the wire trim the excess wrapped loop Basics