Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry

Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry
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Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry: Everything the Beginner Needs to Know
143 pages
color photos
Soft cover
25 x 22 cm
0,538 kg

Every beader knows the seductive pleasures of the bead shop. And once you've got your purchases home: what then?

-How do you put it all together to create a beautiful piece?
* What shapes fit?
* Will crystal work well with wood?
*Malachite with metallic?
* Can you set luster against luster, or will luster against matte work better?
* How many spacers between state beads?
* Should your design be symmetrical?
* And what about the rhythm of the piece?
* Will it sit still or shift and sway?
* Do you want glam or boho?
* Drama or harmony?
* Big clasp or small clasp?

This book answers all of these questions, and many others that bead jewelry designers are likely to encounter. It is the must-have guide to the key design principles for beautiful beaded jewelry. And what's more, the book lets you test all this out with 20 wonderful projects.