You’ll Love This Beading Jewelry Book If:
- You love trying new beading ideas & projects
- You love making beaded jewelry pieces as gifts or to suit your own style
- You love the teaching style & interesting techniques of Lisa Crone
Lisa Crone shares her top beading projects in this exciting eBook devoted to jewelry making techniques & beading tips. Learn how to make a wide range of romantic, fun, beautiful jewelry pieces step by step with the clear and fun instructions and photos.
This jewelry making book is perfect for crafting beginners or more experienced jewelry artists looking to try a new technique or trick. Starting with necessary materials and tools then moving on to basic techniques, Lisa covers everything you need to achieve success in every one of these jewelry making projects. Make a necklace that matches your dress, a bracelet your best friend will love or a pair of earrings that are unlike anything else you own. The choice is yours. With this convenient PDF eBook format, you’ll be ready to create in minutes!
In the A Bead In Time eBook You’ll Learn:
- How to complete a wide range of beading projects from start to finish
- Beading techniques & tips for creating necklaces, earrings, bracelets, accessories and more
- How to make beaded jewelry that is unique to you with great variations
A Word From the Author:
"I have found that regardless of a beader’s experience or expertise level, we all have moments of "beader’s block" when it comes to design. I can’t tell you how many times I have pulled out beads feeling excited about what I was going to create, only to become discouraged hours later when my projects didn’t turn out. My vision of something unique or unusual somehow found its way back to the traditional or typical." — Lisa Crone
Check Out This Excerpt From A Bead In Time:
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- Beads are anything you can string or wire onto a piece of jewelry. No rules apply!
- Crimp Beads and Tubes are used to connect a clasp to beading wire.
- Beading Wire comes in many forms, the most common being nylon-coated steel, which comes in a variety of weights and colors.
The size or weight of the beads you use dictates the type of wire needed. Most pieces work well with .012" (.3mm) diameter–.015" (.4mm).
- Craft Wire comes in many colors and gauges. Most common are 20-gauge to 26-gauge. The larger the number, the thinner the wire.
- Jump Rings are metal loops made in a variety of sizes. They are used as connectors by opening and closing the loops.
- Split Rings are metal loops in a variety of sizes that are used as connectors, similar to key rings. They feature two continuous loops that secure beads or other findings with no chance of opening.
- Clasps are made in many styles and designs. Most common are the lobster clasp and toggle clasp. Each jewelry design will usually dictate the type of clasp that seems appropriate for the piece. If not, I usually use a lobster clasp due to its simple styling and secure connection. The toggle clasp is a loop with a bar that slides through it and catches to secure the piece.
- Fireline is a very fine, but strong beading thread that is also manufactured as fishing line. This product comes in sizes .06mm to .15mm or 1lb test to 6lb test in both crystal and smoke colors.
- Monofilament or clear line comes in a variety of sizes based on the strength or diameter needed. Clear line is used in pieces where it is important to the design that the thread be invisible.
- Headpins have either a flat or decorative end on them to stop beads and are used for making dangles or earrings.
- Eyepins are similar to a headpin, but have a loop at one end for making easy connections.