Creative Beaded Jewelry celebrates the art of the East with stunning beaded jewelry in many shapes, sizes and materials. Drawing from her years in the Hawaiian islands, longtime jewelry veteran Carolyn Schulz shares great ideas sparked by all things Asian, such as the springy patterns of kimono fabrics, rich red and gleaming black Chinese lacquerware, and antique Asian coins with a touch of patina.
In this book, 33 projects using basic stringing materials (chain, beading wire, memory wire, stretch cord and cotton cord) show how mastering a few simple techniques and combining them with the right beads can result in gorgeous pieces range from strong to subtle. Colorful bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fringe of an Indian carpet, and a stunning Shamballa bracelet are just a few of the pieces you'll learn to make.
Detailed instructions and diagrams are easy enough for novices to follow, and beaders at all levels will be inspired by so many easy and inexpensively made pieces, most of which utilize materials that can be found in any craft store. Stunning color photos help your own ideas flow, and prove how simple techniques and materials can yield beautiful results. Put the world on a string with Creative Beaded Jewelry!
Projects include: Exquisite Pearls (stretch cord bracelet)Jade & Onyx Watch (stretch cord bracelet)Flowers and Butterflies (memory wire bracelet) Aqua Lampwork With Silver Tubes (memory wire bracelet)Turquoise & Coral Floating Necklace (beading wire-based necklace)Patina Donut Necklace (cotton cord-based necklace)Amethyst Shamballa Bracelet (cord-based bracelet)Abalone Shell Ensemble (linked bracelet, necklace and earrings)Elephant & Jade Necklace and Earrings (chain and jump ring-based bracelet and earrings)
About the Author
Carolyn Schulz is a freelance crafter, designer and entrepreneur who has over 30 years' experience creating beaded jewelry for the US and UK markets. She has edited three popular magazines, and has authored titles on scrapbooking and wire working. Her website "CarolynSchulz." shares inspiration and techniques for making beautiful pieces in the latest styles and materials.
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Its great to get ideas from other beaders, especially as no classes are available in my area.
"Carolyn is the ultimate designer and is committed to teaching her skills and techniques to anyone who wants to learn. She has filled the pages of my magazines with the most wonderful projects that inspire my readers to express their creativity." -Julie Stephani, Editor, Stephani Ink; Today's Creative Home Arts; Michaels Create!; Great American Crafts; Crafts 'n Things "The accessories in this collection are eye-catching, and the projects are very accessible to novice jewelry makers." - Library Journal "There is much here for the new and intermediate jewelry designer, with detailed and enlightening descriptions of many basic jewelry-making techniques such as knotting, stringing, and wire looping." -Publisher's Weekly "Carolyn has captured some truly gorgeous inspirations in the 33 projects, which include plenty of jade, pearls, and floral patterns. If you love the look of Asian art, or just need a great resource for busting your bead stash, Creative Beaded Jewelry will not disappoint." -The Inspirational Beading Blog "Creative Beaded Jewelry by Carolyn Schulz explores various ways of designing your own jewelry by using different materials including memory wire, loop and chain, knotted jewelry and more. Each design comes with simple step-by-step instructions along with a list of materials and tools you'll need to recreate the design. [...] Just as I was pondering about taking up a new hobby as I used to love arts and crafts in my younger days, I might just take up jewelry making after all!" -A Shopaholics Den blog "Creative Beaded Jewelry is a must-have book for jewelry making experts and jewelry novices alike. Detailed instructions and diagrams make it easy for beginning jewelry makers to follow, and consistent jewelry crafters will love the wide range of tutorials and projects found in this book." -AllFreePaperCrafts.com blog "Some lucky jewelry designers travel widely to get inspiration for their designs. If you're not one of them, you might enjoy a book like Creative Beaded Jewelry, which features jewelry designs inspired by China, Japan, India, and Tibet [...] Creative Beaded Jewelry offers designs inspired by Asian color, texture, and symbols found on textiles, vases, garments, and other decorative arts." -Halcraft blog "From elastic cord bracelets, memory wire jewelry, to wire strung, knotted, and loop and chain designs, this book features a variety of beginner to intermediate designs for the beading enthusiast. We loved the Red Fossil Coral Chocker, Etched Jade Necklace, and Amethyst Shamballa Bracelet. Simple instructions and great drawn figure art help you achieve beading success." -Craft Ideas Magazine
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 30th April 2013
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.34