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Jewellery & Beadcraft Books

  • Handmade Jewellery

    Product Code: JWLY
    Paperback
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    With 25 step-by-step projects to make at home, Handmade Jewellery is a book that will help anyone make stylish and original projects.

    Great for accentuating your independent style and adding something different to your wardrobe, each project has step-by-step instructions and clear photographs.

    Among the projects are the chance to make a tiered festival necklace, waterfall earrings and a whimsy locket.
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  • LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Jewelry

    Michael G. LaFosse

    Product Code: BUWVK
    Paperback
    You'll be delighted at how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make beautiful folded paper jewellery! Who knew that papercraft could be used to create such gorgeously wearable jewellery pieces? Learn to make lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in minutes by following the detailed instructions in this easy origami book from renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander authors of the bestselling Money Origami Kit and LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Butterflies Kit. The instructions and diagrams in this beginner origami book are easy to follow, and the 2 hours of step-by-step video instructions available on the free DVD, as a download or streamable online show you how to quickly fold and assemble the paper pieces into exquisite jewellery. The papers and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in every craft store. Mix and match the modular paper components into sophisticated ensembles, to create designs to match your hair, skin tone and wardrobe. You can coat all the pieces in this origami book with a simple starch-based paste, which provides remarkable strength and allows you to wear the jewellery for many years. LaFosse and Alexander's Origami Jewellery shows you how to make origami fashion jewellery that your friends will admire for its elegance, simplicity, and ingenuity.
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  • Hemp Bracelets and More

    Suzanne McNeill

    Product Code: BVKXJ
    Paperback
    Grab your pal and let's get crafting! Filled with both classic and new designs, Hemp Bracelets and More offers super fun bracelet ideas for kids of all ages.From chevrons and diamonds to stripes and solids, this book has all of your favourite designs. You'll learn to tie the most popular knots and discover some clever twists and variations.Clear step-by-step colour photos make everything easy to learn, while 20 amazing patterns give you plenty of creative options. Great projects are included for both boys and girls, with lots of stylish bracelets and cool new ideas like headphone wraps.
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  • Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery

    Suzen Millodot

    Product Code: ATLQI
    Paperback
    Suzen Millodot shows how to create a mouth-watering array of original necklaces and bracelets using decorative Chinese knots, beads, pendants and semi-precious stones. Simple knotted necklaces look elegant and stylish when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Just one knot with several semi-precious beads is stunning. Matching bracelets catch the eye and can be worn on any occasion. Once the techniques are mastered, designs can be as extravagant, or as simple as you want - no specialist equipment is required and no special skills. The techniques are explained clearly with many detailed step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams and helpful advice, and inspirational projects are included to develop skills and inspire creativity.
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  • Beadwork & Ribbonwork

    Lisa Brown

    Product Code: BQBVM
    Paperback
    Get bold and inventive with two of the most beautiful fabric craft materials, beads and ribbons, with this practical compendium showing you how to create lovely accessories and ornaments for every room in the home. There are 100 projects using beads, ribbons and tassels, as well as scores of ideas and inspirations for creating fabulous decorative items. Learn how to make exquisite tie-backs, bags, wreaths, stationery, gift-wrap and cards, cushions, trims, picture frames, lampshades, cord pulls and much more. This inspirational guide to the art of working with beads, ribbons and threads illustrates all the key techniques such as how to use a bead loon and a pin board for beadwork, a warping frame and skirt board for tassels, and ribbon weaving and embroidery methods to embellish your work. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, with techniques to suit all levels, this beautiful craft book allows you to create exquisite decorations with confidence and success.
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  • Paracord Crafts

    Leisure Arts

    Product Code: ATNVD
    Paperback
    When it comes to paracord bracelets, key fobs and other accessories, everybody wants one! We make it easy for you to grab some cool paracord in your favourite colours and get started making hot bracelets and other accessories to wear and share with friends. No special tools required! This book teaches you how to make the original Cobra Stitch bracelets as well as six more styles of knots: Chain Sinnet, Stitched Solomon Bar, Raising the Bar, Trilobite, Switchback and River Bar. Fastenings include buckles or loops and ball knots. There are also tips for making key fobs, accenting headbands and flip flops, and adding bling to the bracelets.
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  • Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers

    Melissa Hunt

    Product Code: ATMYX
    Paperback
    From ready-made snap settings to handmade mounts for unique pieces, Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers is an all encompassing examination of the many and varied techniques, treatments and innovations used in jewellery design. Whether learning how to make settings from scratch or choosing and working with ready-made mountings, this book arms the reader with techniques that can be applied to a range of pieces. Throughout the book, beautifully illustrated step-by-step tutorials are accompanied by practical tips and advice, while inspirational galleries present stunning examples of the ways in which contemporary jewellers experiment with settings, materials and stones.
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  • Parachute Cord Craft

    Samantha Grenier Pepperell

    Product Code: ATKZM
    Paperback
    Originally developed for parachute suspension lines during World War II, durable lightweight paracord has even been used by Space Shuttle astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. You can weave and braid this versatile cord in an array of fashion colours to create attractive and useful accessories. Parachute Cord Craft ties everything together, with 22 clever projects and step-by-step instructions for making fashionable bracelets and necklaces, belts, lanyards, dog collars, key fobs and more. Discover the knots you need to know, get practical advice on tools and materials, learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord, and experiment with jewellery findings.
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  • The Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewellery

    Wing Mun Devenney

    Product Code: APGTN
    Paperback
    Wire is a wonderful material for making jewellery: versatile, forgiving of beginners, and available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. This book shows you how to combine wire with other materials such as crystals, beads, stones, leather and cords; as well as how to exploit wire's manipulative qualities to wrap, bend, form, twist, weave, knot and knit.Content includes an extensive directory of jig patterns, organised into theme and shown as made-up samples, as well as numbered pattern diagrams so you can reproduce the designs at home in the wire of your choice.Professional jewellery designer and teacher Wing Mun Devenney is known for her beautiful contemporary pieces and is the author of The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers (Search Press, September 2013).
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  • Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques

    Xuella Arnold

    Product Code: ATLPA
    Paperback
    Together they show the reader how to fix common screw-ups, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiar methods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone, understanding annealing to soldering your own silver chain, you can riffle through the book, experimenting with new innovations to create your unique jewellery designs. Packed with over 200 expert fixes, insider tips, and tricks of the trade, content is arranged by topic to enable any jewellery maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earring, necklaces, rings, and more. A must-have for anyone who makes their own jewellery, whether at beginner or intermediate level.
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  • The Art of Enameling

    Linda Darty

    Product Code: ADHCK
    Paperback
    With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. It covers all the popular techniques and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonne to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.
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  • Colorful Components

    Patricia Parker

    Product Code: CCZZX
    Paperback
    Advanced beginners and intermediate bead stitchers will find plenty of inspiration in Colorful Components. This collection of projects is a visual feast for the eyes, packed with gorgeous jewelry pieces that make dazzling use of multi-hole beads in a wide range of shapes and colors. Award-winning bead artist Patricia Parker offers a component-based approach to jewelry making. She instructs beaders to stitch elements that are assembled to create finished necklaces, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Patricia's designs are colorful, fresh, and wearable, and many make use of layering to create dimension. Each of the 25+ projects includes at least one design option, offering readers numerous ways to use their favorite multi-hole beads. Patricia's years of teaching experience ensure that all the illustrations and instructions in this 96-page softcover are accurate, complete, and easy to follow. With so many design variations and ideas, Colorful Components is a great value for bead stitchers looking for lots of inspiration.
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  • 50 Beaded Earrings

    Tammy Honaman

    Product Code: CBYWW
    Paperback
    The best of Beadwork magazine, EARRINGS! For more than 20 years, Beadwork magazine has been the go-to publication for the best projects in the beading community. In this ultimate collection, the team at Interweave has pulled together your favorite must-stitch earring designs into one essential resource--50 Beaded Earrings. This assortment features: Your favorite techniques and styles for beautiful beaded earrings. Bite-sized projects that allow you to learn new beadweaving techniques without a huge time commitment. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for projects that range from beginner-friendly to expertly designed. Beaded earrings have timeless style! Stitch yourself a jewelry box full of stunning designs with 50 Beaded Earrings. "
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  • Beautiful Beadwork from Nature

    Melissa Shippee

    Product Code: CCLPZ
    Hardback
    16 gorgeous beaded jewelry projects for intermediate-to-advanced beaders, featuring one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired designs. "The elaborate process of creating tiny beaded works of art has never been so well-captured." --Booklist (Starred review) Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration.
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  • Miniature Cake Creations

    Maive Ferrando

    Product Code: CCDXE
    Paperback
    Indulge in your love for sweet treats with these delectable cakes to wear or collect. These delicious confections will satisfy your appetite for creativity as well as your appreciation of sugary things. There are 30 scrumptious projects to choose from, so you can enjoy all your favourite cakes in calorie-free miniature perfection. The projects have clear step-by-step instructions and are beautifully photographed to whet your appetite. The book also includes an extensive techniques section telling you everything you need to know to embark on these intricate projects.
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  • Wire & Fire

    Kaska Firor

    Product Code: CBZLO
    Paperback
    Wire & Fire, award-winning jewelry artisan Kaska Firor's collaboration with her daughter, designer Katherine Firor Colque, is a collection of stunning wire and metal projects with an artisan flair! The book combines traditional wire-wrapping techniques like weaving and coiling with torch-based techniques, including forging, sawing, shaping and soldering wire, making a bezel, and creating wire prongs. Combining these styles opens up a world of design possibilities for sophisticated wire jewelry. The 15 earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and other projects are fresh, bold, contemporary, and totally unique. Wire & Fire is ideal for intermediate wireworkers who are familiar with wire-wrapping techniques and interested in using a torch with wire to create polished, intricate jewelry. The projects incorporate easy-to-find copper or silver wire with other elements. Each technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and photos, and the softcover book includes a gallery of gorgeous pieces for even more inspiration.
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  • Bead Jewelry 101

    Karen Mitchell

    Product Code: BZMCS
    Paperback
    Bead Jewelry 101, now in paperback, is a complete entry-level course for creating beaded jewelry taught through 30 step-by-step projects that demonstrate fundamental methods for stringing and wirework. Have you always wanted to try jewelry making but aren't sure where to begin? Bead Jewelry 101 teaches you everything you need to know to create beautiful jewelry with beads. The Basics walks you through all the tools, materials, and basic construction techniques you'll use for the projects. The Projects are organized by various findings, or jewelry elements, so you'll learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece you make. Beautiful variations will inspire you to create your own designs. Beginners will also find the accompanying online videos that capture the techniques in action an invaluable resource. Written specifically for beginners, the books in the 101 series are complete illustrated guides to the basics of a craft that use projects presented with full-color, step-by-step instructions and photos to teach essential techniques.
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  • Gemstones

    Judith Crowe

    Product Code: BZJBG
    Hardback
    Discover the treatments, imitations, pricing, cuts, sources, and appraisal of gems. Jewellers and designer goldsmiths, lapidaries and gem cutters, stone setters, gemologists, geologists, collectors and people who buy and sell jewellery at antique fairs and on the internet, this book is for anyone who has ever had a gemstone and wanted identification and information. Featuring a mix of gemstones and gem-set jewellery, it puts gems in context and contains historical context for those buying and selling antique and vintage gem-set jewellery, including details of the stones typically found in Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco settings. Packed with fascinating gemological details and up-to-minute data on more than 70 of the most exquisite gemstones, and written by leading expert, Judith Crowe, learn the common pitfalls in identifying stones and clarify areas of confusion and misidentification.
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  • Wow Jewelry

    Gay Isber

    Product Code: BXXZN
    Paperback
    Show off your skills and your fashion boldness at the same time! This book will teach you how to make spell-binding statement jewelry with a unique look and individual style. Wow Jewelry is packed with pretty, attention-grabbing jewelry projects that you can make yourself in one sitting. Award-winning jewelry designer Sugar Gay Isber shows how to create head-turning DIY fashion jewelry to wear to work, special events, and dress-up evenings. Using easy beading and jewelry-making techniques, each project includes step-by-step photos, expert tips and tricks, and gorgeous color photography. These are conversation-starting pieces that let you CONNECT with someone. Whether you're in an elevator, on the street, or at the office, it will inspire the opening question, "Wow, where did you get that?" Go ahead, say you made it yourself!
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  • Colour and Textures in Jewellery

    Nina Gilbey

    Product Code: BXIGS
    Hardback
    Decorative textures and colour are integral to the design of every piece of jewellery. This beautiful book covers a range of techniques and materials, which can be used to bring excitement, meaning and interest to your designs. Written by two experienced designer-makers and tutors, it encourages you to experiment, make samples, bend the rules (safely) and see what results are possible, before following the detailed technical advice to apply the techniques to your work. Topics covered include: embossing - techniques include hammering, stamping and roll printing to imprint a pattern, design and details onto the surface of the work. Heat application is covered and techniques include reticulation, granulation and casting. Further ideas and techniques cover the use of removing metal; colour techniques incorporating coloured metals in a piece of jewellery and the use of mixed media i.e. resin, wood, glass, anodised aluminium and gemstones. There are exercises that demonstrate a technique and experiment with the process, including
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  • Friendship Bracelets 102

    Suzanne McNeill

    Product Code: BWUGG
    Paperback
    The Desire For Trading And Sharing Tokens Such As Friendship Bracelets Has Become More Popular Than Ever. Learn Over Two Dozen Braiding Techniques And How To Use The Popular Braiding Wheel In This Easy Book.
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  • Chaumet: Photography, Arts, Fetes (3-volume slipcase set)

    Product Code: BVGHJ
    Hardback
    The fine jeweler Chaumet, established in 1780, is one of the crown jewels of Place Vend me. Following the release of a first slipcase set of M moire volumes, Assouline introduces a second set on the themes of F tes, the Arts, and Photography, seen through the lens of more than two centuries of history and the evolution of Chaumet's artistic creations: Photography: Chaumet has kept meticulous records of its creations, and in the late 1800s, Joseph Chaumet established an in-house photographic studio to immortalize each jewel. From large-format glass plates to cutting-edge digital, the history of photography is reflected in the house's extensive archives. Arts: A high-jewelry atelier is akin to symphony, a fine sculpture, or an epic poem, and the successive maestros and virtuoso artisans of the Chaumet atelier have composed symphonies of artistic jewels to express new emotions through innovative styles, themes, and colors. F tes: From imperial banquets to late nights at fashionable clubs to lavish costume balls, the Parisian spirit of joie de vivre inspires consummate artistry, and the house's latest collection, Chaumet est une f te, evokes these moments of culture and music that have punctuated the lives of its illustrious clients and for which they adorned themselves with extraordinary jewels.
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  • Kumihimo Endings

    Pru McRae

    Product Code: BUXWJ
    Paperback
    Find the perfect finish for your kumihimo. In Pru McRae's second book she brings together the experience of many years of kumihimo braiding to offer a comprehensive range of ending methods for braids to ensure that the ends are finished neatly and securely. Beautiful braids deserve expert finishing and if you find this part of the process a challenge, Pru's clear instructions and innovative ideas will be the solution. If you have a drawer full of unfinished braids, this is the book for you. In Kumihimo Endings: The finishing touch for every braid the techniques are divided into six categories. Each category includes a range of different methods, which can be mixed and matched to create a wealth of diverse endings for kumihimo. So you are sure to be able to find the perfect way to turn your braid into a fabulous piece of jewellery. Inside this book you will find: The key techniques required for every type of ending How to attach an end with glue or wire Seven variations of a button fastening How to use loops of braid to create a fastening How to use the loose cords to make attractive tassels
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  • The Power of Love

    Dr Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

    Product Code: BUWMB
    Hardback
    Romance, love and courtship are as universal as the precious jewels they inspire, objects which express deep affection for a loved one and eternal commitment. Wedding traditions have evolved over thousands of years and are based on blessing the couple with good luck and good wishes for unity, happiness and prosperity. The ring is the most personal of all jewels, its endless circular form symbolising the everlasting union of two people. The tradition of giving a betrothal or wedding ring as a promise of marriage goes back to ancient Rome and the ring was believed to have a direct link to the heart when worn on the ring finger of the left hand. It was not until the 15th century that diamond rings were primarily associated with marriage, but from the earliest times rubies or garnets were emblems of passionate love, diamonds or rock crystals symbolised virtue and constancy, sapphires denoted eternal love and emeralds desire and hope. Decorative motifs such as clasped hands, lovers' knots, crowned hearts, Cupid's arrows, flowers with hidden messages, snakes and butterflies were imaginatively used by jewellers to create magnificent jewels as symbols of romantic love.
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