Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
Created by today s finest artisans, these pieces all showcase the incredible diversity of interesting beads and wire types available today. The photographs alone will have beaders and jewellery makers sighing with delight: from Marinda Stewart s glistening coppery pink flower pin to Eni Oken s exotic "Bollywood Dreams" earrings, everything s simply stunning. Plus, they re all easy to make, because no soldering s required, just basic wire shaping! Fashion pearly, spiraly post earrings; the gleaming amber "trapped in honey" pendant; a rajah bangle that recalls the jingling ankle bracelets from India (but with beads instead of bells), and other beautiful jewels.
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24-gauge wire armature Attach Ball-peen hammer bead links bead loop link bend bracelet brooch chain chain-nose pliers coil colors crimp bead crimping pliers Cut a piece dangle dead-soft sterling silver Designer diameter 26-gauge donut dowel ear wires excess wire extra wire eye pin figure FINISHED LENGTH flat pear flat-nose pliers glass beads gold gold-filled wire hammer head pin hook inch 1.3 cm jump rings knitting abbreviations Knitting needles lampworked mandrel masking tape MATERIALS memory wire metal mm diameter Necklace needle-nose pliers pair pearl pendant piece of wire pieces of 26-gauge polymer clay Repeat steps rondelle round beads round-nose pliers seed beads shank shape side silver spacer silver tube bead slip spiral square wire sterling silver bead sterling silver wire String tail tapered crystal bead Thread TOOLS Trim any excess turquoise wire ends wire jewelry wrap the wire wrapped bead loop wrapped loop