Beading with Pearls: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques by Jean Campbell, Lark Books

By Jean Campbell, Lark Books

Pearls have lengthy stood for traditional attractiveness and magnificence, and this number of 30 beautiful initiatives, the most recent within the bestselling Beading with sequence, keeps that frequent culture. It beneficial properties subtle and classy designs through a pool of gifted artists, such a lot utilizing uncomplicated recommendations compatible for novices. The items variety from classic and mawkish to hip, glossy, and edgy: the showstopping Bohemia ring positive aspects 3 burgundy pearls set in silver cord, accented with Swarovski crystals. Nefertiti earrings—fit for a queen—highlight clusters of tiny white rice pearls on wrapped bead loops. A shimmering three-strand necklace contains polished citrines, faceted glass beads, and off-white pearls.  each web page is brimming with high-end style!

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The example is 26" (66 cm) long. adjust the quantity of beads and wire to make a longer or shorter strand. Look for a clasp that complements the theme of your necklace. this type of design will also work with other themes such as spring flowers, fall leaves, babbling brook, and any holiday. indd 36 (Text) (RAY) 8/15/12 8:52 AM 8/15/12 9:12 AM (Fogra 39) Job:08-28837 Title:CPI-The Complete Photo Guide to Beading #175 Dtp:221 Page:36 028-069_ 028-069_ 2 8:52 AM 2 9:12 AM You Will need • 1–2 gram size-8 rounded seed beads • approximately 100 pressed glass beads in a variety of shapes and sizes • clasp 1 arrange the beads along a folded cloth towel or design board.

Insert one end of the split ring into the loop at the top of the first bead unit and twist it into place to complete the key chain. 5 cm) round wire, 18 gauge, fully soft • wire nipper • round-nose pliers • chain-nose pliers • flat-nose pliers (optional) • chasing hammer with domed face • jeweler’s anvil or bench block with smooth surface • piece of 1/4" (6 mm) wooden dowel, 4" to 6" (10 to 15 cm) long • fine-tip marker heather SPiralS neCKlaCe • ruler Complex Wire Working this necklace is a show-stopper!

Pull until the knot is snug on top of the bead. string another bead and repeat steps 1–12. Continue stringing and knotting until all the beads are knotted. to cut the practice strand apart (or any previously knotted strand), use a singleedge razor blade to slice between the beads on a cutting mat or board. indd 43 (Text) (RAY) 43 8/15/12 8:52 AM 8/15/12 9:12 AM (Fogra 39) Job:08-28837 Title:CPI-The Complete Photo Guide to Beading #175 Dtp:221 Page:43 ViNtage Blue Necklace Stringing with hand Knotting a hand-knotted necklace will always have a beautiful, fluid drape to it, because the knots make it more flexible than other types of stringing.

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