Dazzling Beaded Jewelry: 50 Great Projects

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Beaded jewelry is taking the craft world by storm--and so is Jackie Guerra. She makes the art of creating fun and easy. With her help, plus these amazingly simple techniques, anyone can achieve attractive results quickly. So get out that spool of wire, and start mastering such basic skills as stringing and weaving: there’s nothing complicated at all, so even beginners can make the 50 fabulous designer projects.

Each item showcases a particular style or technique, and originally made its debut on DIY Network’s Jewelry Making show. From necklaces and chokers to bracelets and earrings, there’s a treasure trove on these splendidly illustrated pages, which guide the crafter carefully through the process.  Tips for customizing and adapting the designs are included.


Jackie Guerra is well known as an actress, stand-up comic, and motivational speaker. Her acting credits include an ongoing role on the drama American Family, a sitcom series on the WB network, and roles in major motion pictures with Woody Allen and Jennifer Lopez. In addition to hosting DIY’s Jewelry Making, Jackie also hosts the Style Network show You’re Invited. She is very active in political issues in the Latino community.



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This book delivers what its title claims - 50 dazzling beaded jewelry, covering not just stringing but basic wire wrapping, bead weaving, knitting, crochet and knotting. An excellent book for the beginner who has outgrown Jean Campbell's Basic Stringing book. Read full review


Simple Stringing
Lacy Seed Bead Lariat
Leather Jump Ring Bracelet
WireWrapped Ring
Metal Clay Silver Beads
Black White Necklace
Knotted Bohemian Treasure Necklace
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Jackie Guerra is a comedienne, actress, author, designer, and public speaker whose film credits include Selena and Picking Up the Pieces, co-starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. The first Latina to star in her own sitcom, the award-winning Guerra has also been the host of the Style Network's "You're Invited" and DIY network's "Jewelry Making,

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