Découvrez le livre de 128 pages "Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads: Stringing Instructions and Techniques" de Kim Gover, paru en avril 2009.
«Learn how to string beautiful jewelry using glass beads, pearls, and semiprecious stones with this all-in-one bead directory and design guide. Featuring more than 75 projects from a selection of international designers, this resource teaches crafters foolproof rules for successful designs including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches. Beginning with simple stringing examples that are cross-referenced to the relevant technique, each project includes beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, a shopping list of all the main components, and a unique easy-to-follow stringing diagram, making this an ideal companion for the beginning designer, more seasoned beaders in need of a refresher, and veteran crafters. Discover how to select the right beads for every project using the bead directory, which lists the most common stones by color and describes characteristics and applications of each. The directory makes it easy to compare basic facts, typical colors, cost, suitable stringing companions, and more. Projects are cross-referenced to the relevant technique. Each project includes beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions, a shopping list of all the main components, and a unique easy-to-follow stringing diagram. Techniques described include stringing, knotting, wireworking, crimping, and using wire and metal findings, clasps, and fastenings. Whatever your skill or interest level, you'll find something beneficial and inspiring in Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads».
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