Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-06
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Building on the success of her other shaped beads book, Great Designs for Shaped Beads, Anna Elizabeth Draeger is back with 24 all-new projects that add some of the newest bead shapes on the market as well as perennial favorites. Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads features beaded beads, rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, and also includes a design option for each project so everyone will find something they want to create!

Author Biography

Anna Elizabeth Draeger is a well-known jewelry designer, former associate editor for Bead&Button magazine, Swarovski Ambassador, and the author of Crystal Brilliance, Great Designs for Shaped Beads, and Crystal Play. She lives in Dousman, WI.

Table of Contents


Part 1
• Photos and descriptions of different shapes
Unusual/new shapes: Twin bead/Super Duos, spike beads, Tilas/tile beads, peanut/Berry beads, long drops and other drop shapes, petals
Classics: rocaille (round) seed beads, cylinder beads, bugle beads, cube beads, triangle beads, teardrop beads
• Other helpful information about Anna’s materials and tools

Part 2: Projects
Beaded Beads
• Delica Delights (long tube-shaped beads in different sizes) with bracelet option
• Super Spheres (1 in. beaded bead with SuperDuos as the center structure) with lentil bead variation
• Bumble Beads (large beaded bead with gumdrop beads) with spike bead variation
• Baby Baubles (small beaded beads with rizzo beads) with earrings with daggers as design option
• Bugles with Crystals (bugle beads and crystals made into a focal bead) with bracelet option

• Rizzo Ring (flowers made with rizzo beads, with a band of twin beads) with variations
• Spinner Ring (herringbone band with peyote spinner) with bracelet option
• Pryamid Ring with pendant option
• Infinity Ring with focal component option
• Components of Triangulation ring with pearl center (Tila beads) with bracelet option

• Spiked (large and small spike beads woven into earrings) with size variations
• Bugle diamonds (woven lattice with dangles) with size variation
• Wonder Wheels (woven SuperDuos with crystals hanging from chain) with bracelet option
• Spiked Stars (bugle beads woven into star-shaped earrings) with pendant option

• Super Slouchy (Tila beads woven into a bangle) with design option using Checkmates two-hole tiles
• Looming Layers (two-hole tile beads in loomed bracelet) with crossweave bangle as design option
• Seedy Beady Bangle (bugles, cylinders in two sizes, and seed beads in layers) with size variation
• Cubes vs. Triangles (featuring 4mm cubes in a bangle) with design option featuring triangles
• Stacked (wide bangle of tila beads and bugles) with thin variation

• Brick Road (undulating necklace with brick beads and seed beads) with bracelet option
• Spiraling Super Duo (V-shaped necklace with spiraling SuperDuos, crystals, and seed beads) with bracelet option
• Tila Links (Tila beads and crystals) with bracelet or earrings option
• Flower components (small and large components) with necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring options

Basics review
• Stitches used with how-to text and photos/figures

Acknowledgments/about the author

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