Beading & Jewellery

  • 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.

  • 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 Jewelry: Polymer Clay

    Today's leading artists have designed 33 innovative jewellery projects that take this malleable material to new heights.

    They push the limits on the uses of its myriad colours and sheens, its ability to be cut, shaped, sculpted and altered in many ways, to make gorgeous brooches, pendants, bracelets, earrings – fantasy fish, quilts, blackbirds on branches – that will inspire your creations.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 Basics

    Exceptionally clear, step-by-step demonstrations and close-up colour photos put the techniques for stitching, weaving, netting and stringing at your fingertips. The book includes guidance on tools and materials, working with colour and adding finishing touches like decorative edgings.

    The 18 original projects that increase in complexity as your confidence grows – from a jewelled, knitted cuff to a necklace with tubular-stitched centrepiece and 12 twisted strands in rainbow colours.

  • 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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  • 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 showstopping 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.

  • 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.

  • Chain Mail Jewelry

    This attractive resource is designed to help beginners and intermediates with the resurgent chain mail style. With computer-generated illustrations that show every step, it thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening and closing the metal rings.

    The 30 projects include a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone and a flat chain-mail neckpiece that colourfully combines copper and blue titanium rings. Plus, there's advice on polishing the pieces, tips on adding pearls or beads and a gallery of works by professional jewellers.