Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones
DIVElegant, old-world jewelry with modern style.
Working with world-famous Swarovski crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings for beaders of every skill level. The author provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) -- and presents 45 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colors and shapes to create custom effects. All 65 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, and spiral rope. Laura McCabe also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, picots, berry clusters, and branch fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations.
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Lavish amounts of blingUser Review - Carolyn O. - Borders
There's no question that the projects in this book are beautiful. Everything sparkles and shimmers with that glow that only Swarovski crystals and galvanized Delicas can bring. For fans of the bezeled ... Read full review
Drives demand for more Swarovskis in bead stashUser Review - jillandria - Overstock.com
Since Ive had this book on my bead table ive increased my Swarovski bead stash with some guilt. Using them makes other non swarovski crystals pale by comparison. The finished products are beautiful ... Read full review