Bead And Wire Jewelry Exposed: 50 Designer Projects Featuring Beadalon And Swarovski

Bead And Wire Jewelry Exposed: 50 Designer Projects Featuring Beadalon And Swarovski

Margot Potter, Katie Hacker

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1600611591

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bead And Wire Jewelry Exposed: 50 Designer Projects Featuring Beadalon And Swarovski

Margot Potter, Katie Hacker

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1600611591

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed, well-known designers Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva and Margot Potter offer over 50 high-fashion jewelry pieces made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components such as beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. While the pieces may look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners - yet sophisticated enough for the veteran jewelry crafter. A comprehensive getting started section provides information on the supplies, tools and techniques you'll need to make all of the projects in the book.

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playfully pretty design. It’s easy as pi. Hee. Wire circles offer endless design possibilities. Bead them up or leave them sparse so the beads can move freely along the wire. I can’t stop making these circles and coming up with new ways to use them. 7 4mm white alabaster crystal rounds 6 4mm rose water opal crystal rounds .018" (.45mm) Satin Gold wire 14 5mm gold-plated jump rings 1 small gold-toggle clasp 5 gold-plated center-hole discs 8 gold-plated #2 crimp beads 8 gold-plated crimp covers 3

on the clasp and back into the crimp bead. Use standard crimping pliers to crimp the crimp bead. Place a crimp cover over the crimp and use a mighty-crimp tool to close it. (See Techniques, page 138, for instructions on securing wire with a crimp tube and securing a crimp cover.) Repeat to attach 3 more wires to the other loop on the same half of the clasp. TWO • String on coral rounds Isolate 1 wire from each set, moving each wire to the side. Hold 2 wires together and string on a 6mm dark red

are dramatic and vibrant yet approachable. I liken the spirit of her designs to the flair of Spanish flamenco dancers. In this spirit of exuberance, I chose the time-tested combination of pink and black. Rubber eyeglass holders form links between the beads and create an interesting texture. The center pendant is a pointed jet crystal that really steals the show. 4 18mm jet large-hole crystal rondelles 1 6mm jet crystal bicone pendant 1 6mm rose crystal bicone pendant 1 6mm black diamond crystal

traditional materials in innovative ways. All of our projects feature Beadalon products and CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements. The materials we’ve used in this book are widely available in bead shops, craft stores and online, but they are easy to customize for your own purposes. When substituting beads from your stash, keep in mind that overall size is the most important factor to match. Change the stringing material’s diameter if necessary to accommodate the bead’s hole size. What is it that

will attach beaded pendants to these later. SEVEN • Create dangles Slide a pendant onto a pinch bail and squeeze it closed with a mightycrimp tool. Repeat for all 3 large beads. 8 EIGHT • Create decorative dangle Create coiled dangles with the remaining beads. Slide the large moon pendant and crystal silver and jet briolette dangles onto a 5mm jump ring. Attach your beaded moon to a swivel lobster clasp on the beaded jump ring. Make a variety of pendants you can mix and match on the necklace

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