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By Heather H. Dismore, Tammy Powley

Do you like jewellery and beading? do you want to understand the best way to make stylish jewellery and components? Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies is jam-packed with styles, step by step directions, and encouraging colour photographs to get you stringing, knotting, and looping very quickly. From rings and necklaces to pins, handbags, charms, and extra, you’ll become aware of new innovations for making simply the perfect items to fit your needs — or provide as marvelous, trendy gifts!
This easy-to-follow visible advisor speeds you correct into the fundamentals of bijou making: assembling your equipment; operating with pliers; and fine-tuning your stringing, bead weaving, and twine wrapping abilities. You’ll use elastic twine, ribbon, leather-based, a cord jig, and extra to make bracelets, bookmarks, pendants, and serviette jewelry. prior to you recognize it, you’ll take your abilities to the subsequent point and past, utilizing a number of concepts and fabrics on exciting and unconventional designs. detect how to:* Make greater than seventy five clean, enjoyable, and functional tasks* Hone your simple jewellery making talents* paintings with silver, leather-based, glass beads, and crystals* Create jewelry, bracelets, telephone covers, wine charms, and extra* Use bead crimping, knotting, and weaving to make appealing designs* Make gorgeous jewelry and necklaces utilizing a cord jig* Fabricate beads and twine elements* locate nontraditional fabrics similar to undefined, seashore glass, and more
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You can create interesting textures by repeatedly striking metal with the two different ends of the hammer. Or you can actually pound a piece of metal around something, like a mandrel (a metal rod) for example, to make rings and cuff bracelets. Look for metal ball-peen hammers with smooth, rounded, or textured heads to make different impressions as you pound. If, instead, you want to smooth or harden metal pieces without marring them, choose a rawhide hammer, which looks more like a mallet with a wide head.

A quality crimp bead helps you create a quality finish to your strung pieces. Though sterling silver, tube-shaped crimp beads may cost a little more than round, base-metal crimp beads, the added expense is well worth it. You’ll find the tube-shaped crimp beads much easier to work with, and as a result, you’ll do a much better job fastening the crimp bead, and it will stay securely in place. It’s critical to use the right size of crimp beads with the right size of beading wire and the right size of crimping pliers.

Lampwork: Lampwork beads are made with a torch and bead canes in several stages. Often the artist creates the basic shape of the bead, and then adds designs (like flowers, swirls, and bumps) on the surface, almost painting them on with molten glass. Check out an example of a beautiful lampwork bead in the free-form peyote bracelet in Chapter 11. Crystal is really just glass with lead added to it. ) Some crystals, often the colorless ones, have a coating applied. The most common coating is aurora borealis, AB for short, that gives the crystals an iridescent shine.

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