Beading & Jewellery
In addition to teaching the essentials of soldering, Metalsmithing Made Easy demystifies rotary tools and introduces different kinds of hotter small-space torches. In her signature friendly, easy-to-follow style, the author lays out a lesson plan of techniques to help readers gain familiarity with soldering tools and methods.
In the chapter "The Field Guide to the Rotary Tool" you will learn how to quickly and efficiently, with a simple handheld tool and a few select bits, add professional-quality surface effects and finishing to your jewellery designs. A practice sampler of metal tiles, to be worked on step-by-step, helps to hone skills in surface manipulation, stone setting, cold connections and more.
Once these skills are mastered in the sampler, you can undertake any (or all) of 15 gorgeous projects included, such as a locket, bail with set stone, prong-set pendant and much more.$39.99
Discover how to create colourful and cute jewellery charms quickly and easily with polymer clay. This inspirational book shows you how to craft intricate charms with this versatile material, using only a handful of tools and equipment.
With 50 delightful projects to choose from, there is something for everyone. From adorable little creatures, tiny cakes and pretty flowers to cute household miniatures, beads and buttons.
Features clear, step-by-step instructions for all the essential techniques, including conditioning clay and mixing colours; shaping and cutting; caning; and baking and finishing techniques. There are projects for the absolute beginner, as well as those which feature a number of techniques for the more advance jewellery maker and which the novice can turn to with practice.$29.99$14.99
Julian Laboy-Rodriguez introduces readers to dozens of different origami creations and many different folds and then demonstrates how to turn these paper motifs miniature, pairing them with jewellery findings for fun and gift-worthy accessories.
Origami Jewelry Motifs also addresses the misunderstanding that origami must be delicate because it's paper. It shows how to create a crisp and sturdy feeling with the right products and simple science.$24.99
Create opulent, extravagant statement pieces that take any outfit from flat to fab.
For some fun, elegance and sparkle, go big with the Soiree Ring, perfect for date night. Add a touch of drama to your look with the All That Glitters Lariat, customizing the length to suit your style. Looking for a piece that works in a professional setting? The Madison Avenue Bracelet pairs pearls with crystals for a classic, classy look.
No matter which of the 18 pieces you start with, you'll want to give your entire jewellery collection a luxurious makeover with Exotic Adornments!$39.99
Jewellery teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and superb how-to photography. She has created the best modern casting book that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques
Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume.$34.99$14.99
Have you ever wandered around a jewellery shop looking for that little something, but have never been able to find it? Why not be unique and create your own collection? This book is a sparkling collection of 25 custom-made designs, using techniques a beginner crafter can understand with more complex projects scattered throughout the list to inspire a more discerning crafter.
If you're new to the craft, illustrated diagrams and instructions make the learning process a breeze. Whether you want to make a vintage bead bracelet or teardrop earrings, add the 'wow' factor to your jewellery collection and be sure to stand out in the crowd.$22.99
Shows you how to make everything from a tiny tea service, a micro monkey and some minute flowers to the sweetest little ladybird. No matter what your level of beading experience, you are sure to find the perfect beaded miniature project in this book.
- Step-by-step demonstrations, from basic construction to more advanced techniques
- Suggestions on how to incorporate your designs into projects – including jewellery, accessories and stationery
Visit Can Do Blog to see inside the book.$14.99
Celebrate the innovation and creative inspiration of contemporary beadmakers from around the world!
This gorgeous volume in the popular Showcase series presents 1000 unique beads, all handcrafted from a dazzling array of materials – including glass, polymer clay, ceramics, metal, paper, fibre, plastic, wood and stone. Each one is a magnificent piece of art, whether on its own or in a piece of jewellery or other ornamentation.$39.99
This book introduces a range of jewellery items, including pendants, bracelets, bangles, earrings, rings and a few items of men’s jewellery – all using leather and suede, in addition to beads and pre-bought chains and jewellery findings.
- Techniques are simple and require very little in the way of specialist tools
- Easy-to-source products
- Suitable for novice jewellery makers
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These 20 simple, easy-to-make jewellery pieces, including brooches, necklaces and bracelets, are all based on the simplest technique for embossing sheet pewter – low-relief embossing. The pewter is combined with semi-precious stones and beads; glued to other materials such as wood, plastic and little scraps of fabric; and coloured with glass paints, giving the finished pieces a bright, colourful, contemporary feel.
Each project is accompanied by a beautiful, full-colour photograph of the finished piece; clear, step-by-step instructions; lists of the materials and equipment needed; and templates (where required). Two versions of each project are included, each made by following the same step-by-step instructions but by varying the embellishments, materials or colours used.
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Pam Leach shows how to make 20 stunning jewellery items with brightly coloured rubber bands, some using just a hook, and others using a special loom.
- 9 easier projects using a hook, and 11 more challenging projects using the special (widely available) loom
- Includes a range of lovely jewellery such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and hair accessories
- Clear, step-by-step instructions together with photographs and diagrams to show basic techniques and how to set up the loom
Learn how to make 20 absolutely stunning rings using three different techniques and a variety of beautiful beads.
All the techniques are explained with easy-to-follow instructions, and no previous experience of jewellery making is needed. The materials used are widely available from major craft stores, jewellery and bead suppliers.
These are inexpensive to make, so you can make lots to go with different outfits and they also make fantastic gifts for family and friends.
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Jewellery designer Carolyn Schulz has created 20 imaginative pieces of trendy Steampunk jewellery to make. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to assemble these wonderful pieces and be inspired to invent your own original Steampunk variations.
Choose from pendants, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings, earrings and many more.$12.99
Chosen from 500+ entries, the neck adornments in this breathtaking survey range in scale, media, style and conception, reflecting the unique experiences, techniques and trends of makers worldwide, from Chinese Lantern Pods to Urban Ammo (lipsticks). Methods (forging to weaving); embellishments (inlay to enamelling); media (paper bags to precious gems); styles (classic to avante-garde).$39.99
Lots of tips and hints are teamed with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions so you can tie decorative knots from across the world. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot built pieces.
It shows you how to use jump rings and seal cords and will be invaluable as you progress to designing and creating your own knotted jewellery. Featuring:
- 75 different knots each knot is graded from beginner to advanced
- Comprehensive techniques section
- Practical know-how approach
- 10 projects
Jewellery artists will enjoy this collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate.
Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale and using alternative materials in weaves.
The book is then divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.$46.99$19.99
Designed for general crafters, jewellery makers and Aimee Ray's legion of fans, these stunning pieces feature a range of techniques, from Aimee's popular embroidery on felt to tiny living terrariums in a necklace. She even includes the hot new trend of making and using molded cabochons!
Filled with inspiring and innovative ideas from 17 designers for 32 projects to make.$29.99
Turning memorabilia (ticket stubs, coins, shells) into amulets and talismans is rewarding and easy to do. Working with the most basic tools and cold-connection jewellery methods, you'll learn to:
- Make jump rings, use a file, other basics
- Create clasps
- Cut windows from metal sheets
- Add concrete to your art
- Use heat for patinas
- Write on faux bone
- Turn paper pulp into realistic rocks
- Create 'time capsule' beads from plexiglas
Mortira vanPelt brings ancient themes completely up to date for the modern beadweaver, combining the styles of genuine artefacts and the essence of ancient art with tiny seed beads.
- 30 craft projects combine new and traditional beadweaving techniques with popular ancient themes
- Inspired from the classical cultures of Rome, Greece and Egypt, which continue to capture the imagination of modern jewellery lovers everywhere
- Projects range in skill level from easy to advanced, appealing to the novice and experienced beader alike
The Art of Jewelry: Wood brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles and earrings to make – alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary artists.
Filled with stepped-out examples of each project in different stages, it covers all the basics, including an exploration of sawing, sanding, drilling, carving, pyrography and painting. The 30 inspiring projects feature such standout pieces as a carved ebony ring, copper and wood brooches embellished with pyrographed patterns, and a rich mahogany pendant dotted with delicate pearls.
All the items are showcased in beautiful colour images, accompanied by the artists' professional insights and creative tips.$34.99$14.99
The art of soldering – permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder – is seen as a challenge by many crafters. But this book makes it an easy-to-learn technique for creating beautiful jewellery projects.
The book features clear instructions for jewellers of all levels, from the hobbyist to the experienced maker who is looking to expand their soldering skills. It includes pre- and post-soldering techniques, safety procedures, essential equipment and materials required, along with tips and tricks of the trade from leading jewellers.
Plus there are 15 inspiring step-by-step jewellery projects, including rings, necklaces, chains, earrings, bangles and more.
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Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavy gauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns. In the 20+ projects, she focuses on technique, including:
- Correct ways to use tools, hold wire and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely
- How to create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear
- How scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations hampered only by the imagination
Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire and other craft materials. Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage you to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. You'll learn to create:
- Hermit crabs
- Sea horses
- And more
The possibilities are endless. Get your imagination crawling with this fun-filled book!$27.99
Jamie Cloud Eakin explains the fundamentals of beautiful design, from picking the beads to choosing a palette. Through 30 gorgeous step-by-step projects especially chosen to show principles of construction, Eakin lays out the secrets of creating fringe, multistrand, shaped and other forms of beadwork.
Her goal is to help beaders create their own jewellery built around unique focal pieces, and whether it's the sequence of the steps or the use of a particular technique, you'll find her lessons valuable as you embark on your own design journey.$39.99
Perfect for beaders of all skill levels who want to make their jewellery more personal. Includes step-by-step instructions for the 35 projects that cover a wide range of beading and jewellery techniques, including wire wrapping, peyote stitch, using memory wire, macrame and more!
Each project begins with a discussion on the inspiration for the piece, including a photo depicting that specific inspiration. Tips and tricks will show you how to design pieces based on your own life – a unique twist to most beading and jewellery making books.$24.99$12.99
Bead Jewelry 101 is a complete bead jewellery course in a book! The book contains 30 easy projects that teach the techniques for making endless jewellery designs Learn to make bead jewellery in a few hours and enjoy the rewards for a lifetime.
Written for the absolute beginner, the thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs will expertly guide you through the basics of making bead jewellery.
You will learn the tools and materials and how to use them. The project chapters are organized by different jewellery parts so that you learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece of jewellery you create. Variations of the projects give you great ideas and lead you in new directions as you learn to design your own jewellery.
The bonus DVD provides 30 minutes of video tutorials on techniques and projects.$29.99