The Bead Jewellery Bible


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Learn how to make unique bead jewellery designs with a truly professional finish, with The Bead Jewellery Bible, from best-selling author Dorothy Wood.

With this comprehensive, value-for-money guide you will master all the essential techniques needed to learn how to make beautiful, long-lasting bead jewellery, from choosing colours and planning your designs, to bead stringing techniques, bead jewellery equipment, making your own beads and findings, and bead embroidery. Easy-to-follow instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create a must-have resource for expert and beginner beaders alike.

Includes 12 step-by-step projects to get you started straight away, making this the ultimate resource for making your own stunning bead jewellery!

Inside The Bead Jewellery Bible:

Bead Basics – the beginning of the book is packed with information on the different types of large beads and seed beads available, from glass and lampwork beads to gemstone beads, coral beads, pearls, metal and plastic beads, as well as the different finishes and sizes that they are available in.

Colour and Design – the colours of the beads that you choose are almost as important as the size and styles. This section shows you how to use simple colour theory to select harmonious or contrasting colours of beads to create truly well-designed pieces of bead jewellery, and also includes information on using birthstone beads to personalise your jewellery.

Beading Tools and Materials – Everything you will ever need to make interesting, beautiful bead jewellery, explained in detail, from pliers and bead stringing wire, to clasps, toggles, jump rings, crimp ends and other jewellery findings.

Beading Techniques – Here you can learn many different jewellery-making techniques to give a professional touch to your bead jewellery designs, such as:

  • Bead Stringing
  • Using Wire
  • Making Findings and Rings
  • Bead Stitches
  • Bead Embroidery
  • Making Beads, Charms and Pendants
  • Using Polymer Clay

Bead Jewellery Designs – At the end of the book you will find 12 gorgeous step-by step-bead jewellery projects that you can make, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and more!

The Bead Jewellery Bible is the complete creative guide to making your own stunning bead jewellery!

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Dimensions 210 × 276 mm




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The Complete Creative Guide to Making Your Own Bead Jewellery


Dorothy Wood


David & Charles

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F&W Media International Ltd

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