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Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire. It begins with the basics"”planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, selecting beads"”so crafters can quickly get started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Simple wire-bending techniques allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as more elaborate necklace and bracelet designs. Advanced techniques use metallic, sterling silver, even 14-carat-gold wire to make gallery-quality jewelry in almost any style and size. Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles.

Author Biography: Ted Walker is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the owner of a handcrafted jewelry company based in central Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is an award-winning photographer based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


SKU : 01155703263
UPC : 011557032635
Manufacturer Number : 03263
ISBN : 9780811732635
Condition : New
Manufacturer : Stackpole Books
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