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Craft colorful and unique jewelry with this Asian-inspired craft book.
Bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fridges of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— these are just a few of the many artful pieces you'll learn to make in this wonderful new book by DIY jewelry artist Carolyn Schulz. Suitable for novices and experienced jewelry-making experts alike, some of the projects take just a few minutes to complete, and all of them are fun and inexpensive to do. They result in jewelry that looks great and can be worn anywhere!
Most of the 33 jewelry projects in this jewelry making book use materials you can find in any craft store. The simple techniques of working with chain, beading wire, memory wire, stretch/elastic cord, cotton cord and nylon cord are all clearly explained. When combined with creatively chosen beads, they result in beautiful beaded bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings you'll be proud to wear and give to friends.
Each chapter in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you through the basics of a different stringing method and then sets you on an adventure through the many ways you can use it to create your own personalized designs.
Jewelry techniques include:
Wire Strung Jewelry
Loop & Chain Jewelry
Memory Wire Jewelry
Elastic Cord Bracelets
Creative Beaded Jewelry includes stunning color photos and detailed instructions and diagrams to help beaders create their own individualized custom fashion—bracelets, earrings and necklaces. The results are elegant, look complex and expensive—but are not!
Carolyn Schulz is a freelance crafter, designer and entrepreneur who has over 30 years' experience creating beaded jewelry for the US and UK markets. She has edited three popular magazines, and has authored titles on scrapbooking and wire working. Her website CarolynSchulz.com shares inspiration and techniques for making beautiful pieces in the latest styles and materials.