Beading & Jewellery

  • 100 Beautiful Bracelets

    These designs for 100 different bracelets offer a style for every taste and skill level. Anyone can create eye-catching jewellery by following these full-colour, step-by-step instructions and patterns. Knotted, woven and threaded, the beautiful bracelets incorporate string, beads, pearls, charms, leather, and other elements that can be blended to form unique and personal statements.

    Each of the bracelets is rated according to complexity, from lots of quick and easy projects to ones that take more practice and others that require advanced skills. If you're new to jewellery-making, you can start out with the simpler patterns and work your way up to the more sophisticated models. A section with basic instructions and diagrams will get you started, and helpful lists outline the tools and accessories you'll need to create chic bracelets for you and your friends.

  • 20 to Craft: Tassels

    The 20 projects in this book include a wonderful variety of tassels, made using a range of easy techniques and a few inexpensive materials. Carolyn Schulz has put her jewellery-making expertise to good use to create gorgeous bag charms, decorative key fobs and fashionable jewellery. There are folk-inspired tassels created using colourful threads and frayed fabric strips, leather tassels and small, simple tassels combined with beads and ribbon used to make colourful earrings and brooches.

    The basic tassel-making technique couldn't be easier and is explained at the beginning of the book, and all the projects have easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. No previous crafting experience is necessary. The materials used are widely available, and most can be sourced from scraps and left-over fabric, yarn and threads.

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  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • Bead Jewelry 101

    Bead Jewelry 101 teaches you everything you need to know to create beautiful jewellery with beads.

    • The Basics walks you through all the tools, materials and basic construction techniques you'll use for the projects – accompanying online videos capture the techniques in action
    • The Projects are organized by various findings, or jewellery elements, so you'll learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece you make with full-colour, step-by-step instructions and photos with beautiful variations to inspire you to create your own designs

  • 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.

  • Beading for the Absolute Beginner

    Beading for the Absolute Beginner teaches you everything you need to know to create beautiful, colourful beaded accessories even if youve never tried before.

    The techniques come with step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands-free format enable you to practice and master each technique more easily. The book covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques and also features a selection of attractive, simple projects specially designed for the beginner.

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  • Beading. Learn It. Love It

    If you can't get to a beading class or workshop close to home or work, then this skill-building book is the next best thing. For the beginner and the improver, it's a passport to successful learning.

    Features include:

    • Hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, carefully annotated so it is easy for you to see what you should be looking at
    • Guest designers sharing some of their favourite patterns
    • "Quick-start" projects for beginners who are impatient to try out their skills on projects that don't need much in the way of materials or time
    • Really useful lists sprinkled throughout the pages, for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials
    • Beader's clinics: "Doctor" Jean solves her students' beading dilemmas

  • Beadopedia

    Kerrie Berrie provides a great reference point for anyone starting out in beading, experimenting with a new idea or trying to master a particular technique.

    • A comprehensive guide to techniques with practical advice on tools and equipment
    • Helpful bead directory covering every material from wooden beads to Swarovski crystal
    • Full-colour photographs and clear, concise diagrams
    • Incorporates fun new skills such as macramé, kumihimo and 3-D beading
    • 30 inspirational projects with equipment requirements and step-by-step instructions

  • Beautiful Beadwork from Nature

    Drawing from the shapes, colours and beauty of the natural world, Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art.

    From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a show-stopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration.

  • Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo

    Kumihimo is a popular jewellery-making technique with origins in Japanese tradition. This colourful and informative beginner's guide to the craft explains how to use a circular kumihimo disc and a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery, plus colour and style variations, for any occasion.

    Kumihimo is a transportable craft so once you have mastered the basics of placing your braids over the disc in different formations to make a variety of patterns and motifs, you can create kumihimo jewellery wherever you go.

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  • Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani Collection

    This sumptuous book invites you to examine in exquisite detail in spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

    Highlights include a rare jewelled finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Mughal jades and a stunningly carved dagger owned by Shah Tajan. Featuring 100 objects, this book examines the origins of these precious artefacts from the treasury of the Mughal emperors and the courts of Hindustan.

    The author also looks at the influence that India had on avant-garde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and concludes with contemporary pieces.

  • Big Book of Jewelry Making

    Creating your own jewellery doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style.

    With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewellery maker or just a beginner.

  • Charm Love Friendship Bracelets

    Sherri Haab offers a new take on the classic friendship bracelet.

    She shows how to make pretty, chic and wearable polymer clay charms and beads and combine them with traditional knotting/macrame, braiding, wrapping and other techniques using inexpensive threads, cording, beads and findings to create 35 fresh, fashionable and modern designs.

    The book covers essential supplies, knotting techniques (with step-by-step illustrations) and working with polymer clay. The designs take a timeless classic and give it a new twist with fun, fashion-forward projects that let you customize your creations with easy-to-make polymer clay charms and beads as well as other easy-to-find embellishments.

  • Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots for Beaded Jewellery

    This beautiful book showcases Suzen Millodot's unique and distinctive style. Simple knotted necklaces look elegant and stylish when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Choose from Chinese, Celtic or Fancy knots to theme your jewellery, or combine more than one style for a modern twist.

    All of the knots and techniques are explained with clear step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams and helpful advice, so you need no special equipment or skills to produce these gorgeous knotted bracelets, necklaces and decorations.

    • Over 40 projects for making beautiful jewellery based on knotwork and beading in a variety of contemporary and traditional styles
    • Information on materials and equipment needed
    • Step-by-step instructions and templates make this a great introduction to the world of knotwork and jewellery-making

    Previously published as three separate books by the same author.

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  • Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewellery

    Wire is a wonderful material for making jewellery: versatile, forgiving of beginners, and available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. This book shows you how to combine wire with other materials such as crystals, beads, stones, leather and cords; as well as how to exploit wire's manipulative qualities to wrap, bend, form, twist, weave, knot and knit.

    Content includes an extensive directory of jig patterns, organised into theme and shown as made-up samples, as well as numbered pattern diagrams so you can reproduce the designs at home in the wire of your choice.