Beading & Jewellery

  • 1000 Beads

    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.

  • 150 Beaded Borders & Motifs

    Add glamour to clothing and accessories the easy way using bead embroidery with these150+ couture designs for borders, backgrounds, motifs, edgings and fringes – inexpensive materials, simple methods.

    Each sample has a colour close-up, diagram showing type and placement of stitches and beads, tools and materials list. Fully explains key skills (transferring designs, beaded appliqué methods). Illustrated stitch library.

  • 20 to Make: Leather Jewellery

    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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  • 20 to Make: Pewter Jewellery

    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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  • 20 to Make: Rubber Band Jewellery

    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

    Look inside the book or watch a Video clip about making rubber band jewellery.

  • 20 to Make: Steampunk Jewellery

    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.

  • 75 Chinese, Celtic and Ornamental Knots for Jewellery

    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

  • Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop

    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.

  • Aimee Ray's Sweet & Simple Jewelry
    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.
  • Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads

    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

  • Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry

    Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewellery without a high price tag. Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning – and sturdy – earrings and pendant.

    Whether you're an experienced jewellery maker looking for new techniques or a quiller who wants to turn your creations into one-of-a-kind jewellery, this guide to gilded paper jewellery has what you need. Pairing step-by-step illustrations with detailed tutorials on rolling coils, scrolls and other unique quilled shapes, the book shows you how to create 20 eye-catching designs.

    With Ann's expert guidance and a few minimal tools and supplies, you can create your own wearable paper art and more!

  • Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers

    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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  • Artisan Filigree

    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

  • Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects
    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.
  • Bead Making Lab

    Bead-Making Lab presents instructions for 52 bead designs that run the gamut from sophisticated to playful.

    The tutorials are brief, accomplishable and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like aper maché and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. Once you've selected your medium, follow the lab instructions for the bead-making technique of your choice.

    Try a new technique each week! With how-tos including moulding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fibre-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Includes ideas on how to turn your beads into jewellery.

  • Bead Metamorphosis

    Create beautiful bead-woven earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches – all of which transform by disassembling, reassembling, reversing or interchanging separate beadwork components.

    Features include:

    • 16 bead-weaving projects
    • Peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, netting and other bead stitches
    • Elements that transform from simple to complex by changing the beadwork, changing the colours or adding layered embellishments
    • Ideas and inspiration for multiple variations

  • Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry

    Chain mail expert Dylon Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with 26 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging.

    • A thorough introduction, illustrated with computer-generated pictures, covers the basic techniques
    • Then Whyte reveals his patented, perfected beading method: rather than using difficult wire wrapping, he threads the beads directly onto the rings before they’re fashioned into chain mail
    • 30 exciting projects include a delicate Persian patterned anklet, (embellished with tiny silver bells), an amethyst opera-length necklace and silver earrings (shaped like inverted peacock feathers, edged with rings and turquoise beads)

  • Beaded Jewelry: Knotting Techniques

    This is a complete introduction to making jewellery using knotting techniques, including evaluating, selecting and caring for pearls and gemstones; the pros and cons of silk versus nylon stringing material; and selecting findings and tools.

    Step-by-step illustrated instructions show exactly how to knot between beads and attach various types of clasps and finishes.

  • Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design

    Once beaders have mastered the basics and enjoyed bringing others' patterns to life, they're ready and eager to take the next step: creating their own original pieces. Here, finally, is a guidebook to the fundamental principles of visual design.

    Focusing on jewellery, it helps beaders explore concepts such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, volume, shape, pattern, texture, movement, drape and colour in their work. Exercises, reader challenges and lavish photos enhance understanding and assure design success.

  • Beading All-Stars

    Every one of the ten bead artists showcased, including Jamie Cloud Eakin, Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafini and Rachel Nelson-Smith, is a bestselling author and international celebrity in her own right.

    Together, they've contributed 20 new designs for intermediate-to-advanced projects, including bead woven and bead-embroidered earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewellery. This inspirational collection is suitable for beginner and intermediate beaders.