Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet
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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
- Knotted 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!
Thread beads onto the outside strand of wire in the following pattern (creates a string of beads approximately 9¼ inches [23.5 cm] long): a. 1 11/0 black seed bead b. 3 4x14mm red coral rondelle beads c. 1 18x6mm flat black cinnabar bead d. Repeat b e. 1 12mm round black glass bead f. 1 15x18mm red flower bead g. Repeat f h. Repeat b to g i. Repeat b 65 11/0 black seed beads 1 large silver S hook clasp CBJ Int V0.9.indd 45 1 10mm matte black onyx rondelle bead k. 1 red coral
orange coral discs 5 sets of 3 2x5mm orange coral discs 1 set of 3 2x5mm orange coral discs 2 sets of 5 2x5mm orange coral discs 5 8mm round turquoise beads 2 15mm round flat turquoise beads b. 26 ½-inch (67 strand) – the finished beaded strand should measure 18 inches (46 cm) with plenty of excess wire for attaching the other end: 6 sets of 2 2x5mm orange coral discs 2 sets of 3 2x5mm orange coral discs 2 sets of 5 2x5mm orange coral discs 2 8mm round turquoise beads 2 15mm round
www.beadazzled.net (Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; McLean, VA) Pikake Beads – www.pikake–beads.com (Kailua–Kona, HI) Special thanks to the following suppliers for contributing materials for these projects: Chris and Steve at Solid Oak (distributor of beads and components) Steve and Wyatt at Beadalon (manufacturer/distributor of components) Dino and Gary at Bijoux by Me (online retailer of beads and components) Fire Mountain Gems & Beads (online retailer of beads and components) The Bead Lounge
Inspired by Asian Art Eastern culture has influenced us for so long and in so many ways that it has slipped into our consciousness. We don’t always know why or how a thing looks or feels Asian; we only know that it does. As I pulled together the beads and components for this book, I also began to examine my own views of the Far East and how Asian culture has influenced me when designing jewelry. I didn’t have far to look. My mother’s family were Portuguese immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands,
the other three strands of wire (1 aqua, 1 lime and 1 silver) and thread the following beads, each on a separate strand of beading wire: 10 Thread three strands of wire (1 aqua, 1 lime and 1 silver) through an 8x10mm deep blue faceted glass bead then thread the following beads, each on a separate strand of beading wire: a. a. 1 antiqued 3x4mm pewter spacer bead b. 2 small jade chips 12 Thread the three strands from step 10 through an 8x10mm light blue faceted glass bead. 4x6mm dark blue