You’ll Love This Beading Project Book If:
- You want to learn simple beading techniques to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces
- You love beading and want to try new projects
- You want to learn how to bead from Margot Potter
With 36 step-by-step beading projects, Margot takes you through a variety of styles and jewelry pieces from start to finish. Learn basic jewelry making techniques, then incorporate exciting beading ideas and techniques, creating beautiful & fun pieces. In addition to the basic beading projects, Bead Chic also features variations allowing you to bring your own creative ideas to life.
Play with beads of different types, using wire, commercial chain, findings and more to create a variety of styles. Clear photography and a welcoming style make these techniques easy to replicate and practice on your own. Learn how to bead from an experienced artist with the great tips and ideas found in Bead Chic.
In The Bead Chic Book You’ll Learn:
- How to make jewelry pieces such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more
- Jewelry beading techniques for creating your own unique designs
- How to make a wire hook, chain links, crimp wire, turn a loop, jump rings and more
A Word From the Author:
" The dilemma for the beader attempting to reproduce a design in a book, catalog or magazine is that finding the exact beads used can be well-nigh impossible. Quite literally, there are millions upon millions of beads from which to choose. So what to do if something catches your eye, but you just can’t seem to find that one bead? Or what if you like the idea, but you’re not sold on the materials? Well, my dear, fret not! You can move beyond the ’monkey see, monkey do’ mind-set and trust your design instincts. You don’t have to follow the beader; you can borrow their compass and forge your own creative path. Find designs that delight your eye and tickle your fancy, and make them your own. You can do it and I will show you how." — Margot Potter
Check Out This Excerpt From Bead Chic:
Making Ear Wires
Learn How to Make the Popular Nights in Tunisia Necklace From Bead Chic in This Free Excerpt!
- 1. Cut a 4" (10cm) piece of 18-gauge (or higher) wire.
- 2. Grasp the end of the wire with round-nose pliers and turn a small loop.
- 3. Grasp the end of the wire with round-nose pliers and turn a small loop.
- 4. Cut off the excess wire, leaving a 1/8" (3mm) tail.
- 5. Bend the wire tail slightly with your fingers or the roundnose pliers.
- 6. Use chain-nose pliers to bend the loop upward at a 90-degree angle from the front of the hook.
- 7. No matter what type of earwire you make, sand the cut wire end to make it more comfortable when passing through the earlobe. Here, I’m sanding a hoop I made from copper wire.
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