Designs for Handmade Beads, Jewelry & Decorative Objects
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| Table of Contents
- History of beads
- Getting started
Chapter 2:Making Jewelry
- Making Beads:
- Polymer clay: Fimo, Sculpery, Cernit
- Shaping and collaging: "Polymer clay can be shaped by hand into truly original figures."
- Using a mold
- Air dry clay
- Wire: Making beads, pendants, and spacer beads from wire.
- "Gizmo": Using the patented "Gizmo" to make wire winding easier.
- Copper sheet: Make beautiful beads from copper sheeting.
- Wooden doweling: Making beads from wooden doweling.
- Paper: Make inexpensive, colorful beads that are wonderfully light to wear!
- Decorating Beads:
- Friendly plastic: Easy and safe to use, and a wonderful variety of colors to choose from.
- Papier mache
- String: Using string in beads.
Chapter 3:Decorating Objects
- Bird and beads necklace and earrings: Basic techniques.
- Braided necklace and earrings: Creating jewelry with multiple strands of beads.
- Knots necklace: Incorporating thread knotting, macrame style, into beading.
- Clay beads necklace: Working with thread so that just a few beads are needed.
- Copper pendant: Using wire working with copper beads.
- Paper bead chain: More advanced wire working techniques.
- Wrapped stone pendant: Incorporate solid stones, gems, glass, or other items with wire wrapping.
- Amethyst earrings and bracelet: Another advanced jewelry making technique.
- Striped woven bracelet: Using a beadloom.
- Aquamarine chip choker: An intricate weaving style.
- Turquoise and silver multistrand necklace: Using simple techniques for dramatic results.
Chapter 4:Explanatory Diagrams
- Daisy candle holder
- Kitsch frame
- Tiara frame: Using wiring and beading to add a tiara to a frame.
- Napkin ring and decorated jug
- Beaded slippers
- Fringed scarf
- Evening bag
- Terracotta pot: Embellish your pots with your new wiring and beading skills.
- Additional tips:
- Buttonhole stitch, overhand knot, half knot, square knot, securing loops, weaving on a loom, flat gourd stitch, gourd stitch, honeycomb weave
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