Beading Design with Semi-Precious Stones
Discover how to make beautiful handmade bead jewellery from a stunning range of gemstone beads and semi-precious stones, including quartz, turquoise, pearl, lapis lazuli, amber, amethyst, coral and more.
Packed with over 90 eye-catching designs from acclaimed international bead jewellery artists, including author Kim Gover, each project is deconstructed so you can see the exact type and quantity of bead that goes into it, and then recreate it at home. Kim’s easy-to-follow techniques, with expert advice on picking complementary colours and sizes of stone, ensure flawless results for both beginner and experienced bead jewellery makers.
Brooches, bangles, necklaces and bracelets – be inspired to create your own unique bead jewellery combinations with Beading Design with Semi-Precious Stones.
Inside Beading Design with Semi-Precious Stones:
Buying Gemstones – a comprehensive guide to buying gemstone beads, with details of bead and jewellery shows, bead stores and suppliers, details of how to buy gemstone beads from abroad, and useful information about the grading system for semi-precious beads.
The Stones – this chapter is packed with beautiful high-resolution photographs of the most common forms of each semi-precious stone, organized by colour to help you identify those you wish to buy. Detailed information about each type of gemstone bead enables you to compare one with another and plan how you will use them in your own bead jewellery designs.
The Directory – full instructions to show you how to make over 90 beautiful pieces of bead jewellery using semi-precious stones, with lists of all the semi-precious stones and additional items you will need to make them.
Core Techniques – all the essential techniques you will need to know to make exciting bead jewellery, with easy to follow and step photography.