Beading with Cabochons, by Jamie Cloud EakinBeading With Cabochons shows you step-by-step how to combine an amazing variety of cabochons and beads on sophisticated jewelry. Both beads and cabochons offer virtually unlimited creative opportunities for jewelry artists. Jamie Cloud Eakin shows you the basic techniques and the unique stitches she developed over more than a decade. Her projects range from a pair of double-cabochon earrings to and elaborately fringed dichroic glass necklace. With so many cabochons and beads to chose from, each piece you make will be one of a kind.
The step-by-step projects include: Fringed Dichroic Glass Necklace, Oval Solitaire Rhodonite Bracelet, Noondrite Jasper Necklace, Sea Moss Ladder Bracelet, Double Cabochon Dangle Earrings, Leopardskin Jasper Necklace, Black Onyx Pin, Victorian Triple Cabochon Bracelet, Southwest Spirit Necklace, Fringed Tiger-Eye Cabochon Earrings and Crazy Lace Agate Pin.
Chapters include: 1 Materials and Tools, 2 Basic Cabochon Beading, 3 Edge Stitches, 4 Attachment Method
Beading with Gemstones, by Valerie Mae CarthyBeading With Gemstones shows you how to create contemporary wire and chain jewelry featuring stunning gemstones and beads. Learn how to make gorgeous rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that showcase a wealth of gemstones. Make an elegant charm bracelet with white, pink, and gray pearls; a pair of turquoise earrings that feature intriguing wire loop detail; a spectacular necklace that has a dangling blue topaz pendant; and so much more. Once you master the basic techniques, you'll be able to design your own pieces with stones you like best.
These 30 lovely projects progress from beginner to intermediate skill levels. The styles range from funky to sophisticated, and also incorporate seed and glass beads. Learn about some of the most popular gemstones and the healing properties they are said to possess, as well as the tools and techniques you'll use.
Beads The Art of Stringing, by Genie RaganBeads - The Art of Stringing is the most inexpensive guide available that describes the invaluable techniques of knotting in bead stringing. Knotting prevents wear at the hole, secures the beads in place if the strand should break, and helps the necklace drape better by separating the beads and holding them in place.
Step-by-step instructions explain knotting between beads using your fingers, a beading awl or "tee pin", or the double needle method. Materials that you will need to get started are described in detail. Techniques in stringing and knotting are explained with easy to understand text and illustrations for the beginner.
Contents include: Introduction, What You'll Need to Get Started, Choosing the Proper Beading Material, Silk, Nylon, Needles, Tiger Tail, Bead Tips, French Wire (Bullion), Clasps, Crimp Beads, Beading Boards, Head Loupes (Magnifiers), Beading Awl and Tee Pin, How Many Beads You'll Need, Using Tiger Tail, Cleaning Pearls, Using Silk or Nylon and Bead Tips, Usi