Jewelry and Beading Designs For Dummies by Heather H. Dismore

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Do you love jewelry and beading? Would you like to know how to make chic jewelry and accessories? Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies is packed with patterns, step-by-step instructions, and inspiring color photos to get you stringing, knotting, and looping in no time. From earrings and necklaces to pins, purses, charms, and more, you’ll discover new techniques for making just the right pieces to suit you — or give as fantastic, fashionable gifts!

This easy-to-follow visual guide speeds you right into the basics of jewelry making: assembling your gear; working with pliers; and fine-tuning your stringing, bead weaving, and wire wrapping skills. You’ll use elastic cord, ribbon, leather, a wire jig, and more to make bracelets, bookmarks, pendants, and napkin rings. Before you know it, you’ll take your skills to the next level and beyond, using multiple techniques and materials on thrilling and unconventional designs. Discover how to:Make more than 75 fresh, fun, and practical projectsHone your basic jewelry making skillsWork with silver, leather, glass beads, and crystalsCreate rings, bracelets, phone covers, wine charms, and moreUse bead crimping, knotting, and weaving to make beautiful designsMake stunning earrings and necklaces using a wire jigFabricate beads and wire componentsFind nontraditional materials such as hardware, beach glass, and more

Add beauty, skill, and satisfaction to your life with a little help from Jewelry and Beading Designs For Dummies!


About Heather H. Dismore

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Heather H. Dismore has been making unique jewelry pieces using simple materials, found objects, and everyday items for more than 20 years. Find her online at or connect with her on Twitter (@heatherdismore) and Pinterest (heatherdismore).
Published April 28, 2009 by For Dummies. 320 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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