Beading & Jewellery
Create stunningly intricate jewellery using soutache – a form of ornate braid or tassel.
Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, the author shows intermediate-to-advanced jewellers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 15 colourful pieces are magnificent.$44.99
With clear instruction, step-by-step sequences and over 25 projects, this practical book shows you how to access the steampunk world and make unique jewellery and accessories that will complete an outfit and transport you to another era, full of excitement, potential and extravagance.
- Introduction to the world of steampunk and its origins
- Advice on designing unique pieces and creating your own steampunk style
- Over 25 projects ranging from simple cog necklaces to more intricate goggles and ray guns
- Accessories and outfits for both men and women
- Inspirational photos and advice to help put an outfit together
Here is an accessible guide to bead embroidery from Sherry Serafini, one of the world's most acclaimed bead artists and teachers. Her sensational pieces have won admirers for their lavish and richly beaded surfaces.
She explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to colour theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects. The stunning designs range from a Spiked Angel Brooch to a Bling Ring, and each one features fabulous focal-point beads – including a polished stone cabochon and a scintillating crystal rivoli.$29.99
Flowers have long been a source of inspiration for jewellers, many of whom have sought to capture their transient beauty in glittering gemstones and precious metals. In the 17th and 18th centuries, flowers were imitated in enamel or used as motifs for elaborate gemstone bodice ornaments. Brooches, pendants and rings took the form of bouquets or flower baskets. Now, contemporary designers such as Claude Lalanne, Lorenz Baumer and JAR continue to create floral jewellrry for today's trendsetters.
The floral pieces in this book have all been selected from the magnificent jewellery collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and range from the 17th century to the present day. Beautifully photographed by renowned photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, these intricate works of art will delight all lovers of jewellery and nature.$39.99
Since its founding in 1912, Oscar Heyman & Brothers has created fabulous jewels for some of the world's elite houses, causing it to be known in the trade as 'the jewelers' jeweler.'
This lavishly illustrated history follows the firm's growth, from its origin as a Russian immigrant family enterprise in New York to its establishment as an important ally of major retailers throughout the global jewellery trade, including Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Enhanced with dazzling photographs of new and vintage pieces, as well as design drawings from the firm's archives that are works of art in their own right, this book reveals Oscar Heyman's important role in the story of high-style American jewellery.$59.99
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
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.$19.99$9.99
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
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.$13.99
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-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.
A selection of projects allows you to create beautiful and original jewellery. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style.$34.99$14.99
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
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
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!$39.99$34.99
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
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
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.$29.99
Create beautiful bead-woven earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches – all of which transform by disassembling, reassembling, reversing or interchanging separate beadwork components.
- 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
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)
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.$12.99
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.$39.99