Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

Jewellery & Beadcraft Books

  • JWLY
    • £4.99
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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.
  • AEZDW
    Ann Kay
    • £9.89
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    This title features over 100 inspiring ways to make stunning pieces from all kinds of materials, with practical step-by-step projects. It contains over 100 ideas and easy-to-make projects, plus scores of tips and inspiration for creating many different types of hand-crafted jewellery. It features every kind of jewellery - from bangles, brooches and pins, to necklaces, rings, pendants and earrings - plus designs for buttons, badges, cufflinks, hair ornaments and trinket boxes. All techniques are shown in fully illustrated step-by-step format - clear, simple and easy to achieve, with stunning pictures of every finished piece. It covers a wide range of different crafting techniques using easily acquired equipment and material: including metal, wire, beads, ribbon, felt, silk, shells, mosaic, ceramics and paper. Jewellery always makes a very personal statement, and creating your own pieces is a wonderful way of saying even more about yourself and your taste. Better still, many of these ideas are so inexpensive, you can give yourself a new look quickly and easily. This book is designed to teach you everything you need to know about making jewellery, and covers all the materials, techniques and equipment you will need. Projects include bracelets and earrings, necklaces and brooches and even cufflinks and rings, and cover all kinds of crafting techniques. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on having fun while inspiring you to create a fabulous and individual look, with the minimum amount of expenditure.
  • ADOVT
    Linda Jones
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    Over 35 gorgeous jewellery projects from wire jewellery expert and best-selling author Linda Jones. Creating Wire & Beaded Jewelry is the perfect introduction to the world of jewellery making. Containing over 35 stunning jewellery designs, use the easy-to-follow instructions to make beautiful pieces suitable for every occasion.

    With projects ranging from rings and brooches to bangles and necklaces, you will be amazed at how versatile wire can be - it really is the perfect medium for making your own jewellery. These pretty projects are perfect for beginners, as you won't need expensive tools, materials or knowhow - the step-by-step instructions, techniques and tips will help you create professional-looking jewellery that you'll be proud to give and receive. Linda Jones also provides helpful hints and style suggestions, as well as variations on themes and styles and advice on how to design your own pieces.
  • ADULK
    Elizabeth Bone
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    Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a comprehensive examination of all the techniques, surface treatments, and innovations used by silver jewellery makers. Unlike more general silversmithing books that also include silver ornaments, this book places a strong emphasis on the information that is relevant to jewellery makers, giving them all they need to know about working with this unique and versatile material. It takes the reader through the basic skills as well as specialist techniques and treatments for silver jewellery making. Traditional techniques such as filigree are examined alongside contemporary designs that marry metals and mix materials to create unique textures and surfaces. This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today's artisan. Profiles of contemporary practitioners punctuate every section along with galleries that show a range of finished works. Packed with instructional information and inspiration this book is aimed at the range of home-crafters and the Etsy.com market as well as professional jewelry makers who are looking for a more detailed insight into working with silver. The comprehensive resource section details the practicalities of learning about and selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market. Silver is easy to work with, affordable, and results in elegant, stylish jewellery that is above the level of the more crafty beads-and-colored-stones style of jewellery making. Being versatile and malleable means this is a material that jewellery makers can experiment with and also use with a combination of other materials to create unique, stylish, and highly sophisticated looking jewellery. Silversmithing and jewellery courses alike are highly subscribed, and barring a highly respected 30 year old title, no other book adequately addresses silver jewellery -making techniques for the modern maker. The majority of silversmithing books focus on ornaments and include a lot of information that is not relevant to the jewellery maker, and there is a distinct gap in the market for this contemporary appraisal of the craft. With its comprehensive range of techniques and inspiration Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a must-have for all levels of jewellery makers and designers and guarantees a strong position on the backlist.
  • AJNKI
    Sandy Griffiths
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    Pewter is a soft metal that has been used decoratively for hundreds of years and has enormous versatility and potential for contemporary crafters and jewellery makers. It's relatively cheap to buy; is soft, malleable and easy to use; and requires very little in the way of equipment or skill. This book contains 20 simple, easy-to-make jewellery pieces, including brooches, necklaces and bracelets, all based on the simplest technique for embossing sheet pewter - low-relief embossing. The pewter is combined with semi-precious stones and beads; glued to other materials such as wood, plastic and little scraps of fabric; and coloured with glass paints, giving the finished pieces a bright, colourful, contemporary feel. Each project is accompanied by a beautiful, full-colour photograph of the finished piece; clear, step-by-step instructions; lists of the materials and equipment needed; and templates (where required). Two versions of each project are included, each made by following the same step-by-step instructions but by varying the embellishments, materials or colours used.
  • AIYFD
    Linda Jones
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    Linda Jones brings you 35 fantastic step-by-step jewellery projects inspired by the art of the ancient Celts. With only some beads, a spool of wire, and a few simple tools, you can begin straight away, as Linda tells you everything you need to know to create beautiful twisted wire and bead pieces. With chokers, brooches, delicate chains, rings, earrings, bangles, and more, Wire and Bead Celtic Jewelry offers something for everyone. Every piece is inspired by Celtic design, from a Celtic harp brooch and Lindisfarne choker to lariats and bracelets echoing the forms of animals and elements of nature. The projects are set up like recipes with materials lists and step-by-step instructions so they are perfect for beginners, but her unique designs will inspire those already experienced in the craft.
  • ADGWD
    Amanda Hinson
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    No matter what your level of beading experience, you are sure to find the perfect beaded miniature project in this book. Step-by-step demonstrations, from basic construction to more advanced techniques. Over 100 tiny beaded projects each with an easy-to-follow pattern. After you have created your tiny treasures, we show you how to incorporate them into projects - including jewellery, accessories and home decor.
  • ABZEA
    Dorothy Wood
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    This is an indispensable guide to making bead jewellery covering all the essential beading techniques, from choosing colours and designing jewellery, to bead stringing, making findings and bead embroidery. It features nine technique-focused chapters, including a chapter on making your own beads, and a tenth chapter containing step-by-step instructions for 12 brand new bead jewellery projects. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create a must-have resource for expert and beginner beaders alike.
  • ABWSP
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    Whether you are an experienced jewellery-maker looking to move up to the next level, or a complete beginner, "The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Making Techniques" is an invaluable resource. Using this book you can: learn how to manipulate wire to create elegant structural designs for earrings, rings, pendants, necklaces, tiaras and brooches with clear, illustrated instructions; combine wire with beads and stones through threading and wrapping for an intricately embellished look; have fun experimenting with different types of wire, from precious metal to electrical and recycled wires; and, progress from basic wire-working skills to more advanced techniques, such as making linked jump-ring chains, simple soldering, and using chemicals to alter the wire finish.
  • AZIYO
    Vivienne Becker
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    The pearl necklace is an iconic classic, which has offered an irresistible invitation to subversive reinterpretation through the centuries. Renaissance queens, maharajas, First Ladies, and starlets from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present have all made the pearl necklace part of their wardrobes, each wearing it after the fashion of the times or their own fancy. In The Pearl Necklace, Assouline and Mikimoto explore the legacy of these lustrous strands through fine art and fashion in a luxurious volume that reminds us why the pearl necklace has long been the ultimate object of fascination and fantasy.
  • BPWUB
    Wilfried Zeisler
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    The firm of Faberge, jeweller to the Russian court, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1842. Expanded by the founder's son, Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), the firm became one of the most famous jewellers of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Faberge's fame after the fall of the imperial regime, and her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection that includes two imperial Easter eggs, silver, jewellery, hardstone, and religious items. With new photography, exquisite works of art and illuminating focus spreads by Faberge experts, this new volume presents the firm in the broader history of nineteenth to twentieth century jewellery and goldsmithing, and documents new attributions and provenances.
  • AVZEE
    Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
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    Create stunningly intricate jewellery using soutache - a form of ornate braid or tassel. Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara shows intermediate-to-advanced jewellers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 15 colourful pieces are magnificent.
  • AZMCD
    Christina Anton
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    Leather never goes out of fashion - and now designer Christina Anton shows crafters how to create colourful, fun and contemporary leather jewellery. Simply follow her tutorial, which covers the basic techniques from stamping to sewing, to make her magnificently wearable art. Twenty-one beginner friendly projects, including Layered Fringe Earrings and a Geometric Cuff Bracelet, will spark your creativity and take you to the next level!
  • ATMOM
    Oppi Untracht
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    The triumphant result of more than 35 years of research, this sumptuous book is a comprehensive presentation of one of the greatest of the world's jewelry traditions. The stunning display of individual ornaments is supplemented by full documentation of hundreds of pieces. More than 5,000 years of the development of personal ornament are traced, as major themes, variations on basic forms, the use of gemstones, and cross-cultural influences are analysed and comprehensively illustrated. Alongside form and technique, the influences of myth and religion, social structure, economics and politics illuminate the context in which jewelry of exquisite beauty and great originality has been created.
  • AIDBF
    Jinks McGrath
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    Comprehensive and sophisticated in its approach, Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers is the ultimate reference for jewelry makers of all levels. Exploring a wide range of both precious and non precious metals, traditional methods are examined alongside contemporary styles and adaptations to offer a unique and inspirational insight into the art and craft of jewelry making for todays artisan. Freshly commissioned, full-colour photographs accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials, while comprehensive sidebars detail the relevant considerations for applying each technique to a variety of different metals, with cross-references where applicable. The book is peppered throughout with profiles of contemporary practitioners, providing readers with an understanding of a wide range of different working methods, materials and developing techniques. It also features a variety of inspirational galleries that showcase eye-catching examples of contemporary work, highlighting the stunning effects that can be achieved with each technique.
  • ATLRI
    Rachel Nelson-Smith
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    Right angle weave and peyote: these are the two immensely popular stitches that beadweaving master Rachel Nelson-Smith turns into gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and brooches. Meant for intermediate - to - advanced level beaders, and featuring detailed illustrations that illuminate Nelson-Smith's design process, her 24 projects dazzle and inspire. Make a City Beads Bracelet, a rainbow-hued Dive Necklace, Orange and Olive Earrings and other jewellery.
  • ATJSS
    Anastasia Young
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    This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference book for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume, providing an essential one-stop look-it-up resource for both students and professionals. The focus is on detailed explanation with clear step-by-step photography used extensively which means that while this book contains the expert techniques aimed squarely at professional jewelers, it is also accessible to students of any level seeking an authoritative and comprehensive bible of their craft.
  • AHVGE
    Janice Berkebile
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    Wire and bead jewellery is one of the hottest subjects in jewellery-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. With beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions, this book is a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewellery with texture and impressive wirework. This book of artful wirework instruction and 24 great projects will become the cornerstone of your jewellery-making library.
  • AMDZQ
    Lisa Kan
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    Beautiful bead-woven jewelry that is convertible, reversible, or interchangeable. Delight in a spectrum of 16 bead weaving projects in Bead Metamorphosis. Create beautiful bead-woven earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches-all of which transform by disassembling, reassembling, reversing, or interchanging separate beadwork components. Author Lisa Kan is known for her elegant and feminine bead-woven jewelry design that often features leaves, faceted stones, and other romantic flourishes. Now she applies her trademark style to a jewelry collection featuring peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, netting, and other bead stitches. See how beaded elements transform from simple to complex by changing the beadwork, changing the colors, or adding layered embellishments. Ideas and inspiration for multiple variations will lead to new metamorphoses, as you create stunning jewelry design with multiple looks.
  • AMVZK
    Karen Karon
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    Chain maille patterns and weaves that take jewelry design into new frontiers! Jewelry artists will enjoy a collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate. Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.
  • AIHCM
    Jamie Cloud Eakin
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    Jamie Cloud Eakin is a beading superstar - and in this follow-up to her bestselling Dimensional Bead Embroidery she explains the fundamentals of beautiful design, from picking the beads to choosing a palette. Through 30 gorgeous step-by-step projects especially chosen to show principles of construction, Eakin lays out the secrets of creating fringe, multistrand, shaped and other forms of beadwork. Her goal is to help beaders create their own jewellery built around unique focal pieces, and whether it's the sequence of the steps or the use of a particular technique, you'll find her lessons valuable as you embark on your own design journey.
  • ATKHW
    Anneta Valious
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    Soutache jewellery is widely represented on Etsy and it's a hot trend on beading blogs. Soutache is a decorative braid. Attaching it to a backing and embellishing it with cabochons, crystals, and beads, is a hot, trending technique - and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this fantastic, yet relatively easy craft. Anneta Valious, the world's top soutache designer, describes the entire process, from sewing methods to making straps to finishing, and provides 25 projects that include necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes and more. It's the perfect guide for beaders, jewellery makers and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire and take their designs to the next level.
  • ATLDW
    Scott David Plumlee
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    Expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewellery makers, beaders and crafters at all skill levels how to create show stopping pieces. This title includes more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques. In this book, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewellery makers, beaders and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create show stopping pieces. First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs. With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns - from simple to complex - and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools this is sure to inspire jewellery artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.
  • ANQBZ
    Laura Beth Love
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    Wire wrapping and soft soldering come together for jewelry-making magic! For too long, solder has been an afterthought in jewelry-making - used only for bezels and connections - but not anymore! In Soldered Alchemy, you'll learn new, creative ways to make solder the starring element of your jewelry. Twenty-four gorgeous projects with detailed photos walk you through the basics of decorative solder, bridging wire with solder, adding copper or vintage patinas and more.