||A beautifully illustrated craft manual offers a stunning array of 150 jewelry patterns, as well as variations, that can be individually customized with a variety of beads and stringing materials and that use simple beading techniques, accompanied by information on materials, cost, time requirements, and skill levels for each piece. Original.
||Master crafter Susan Beal (co-author of SUPER CRAFTY and creator of the popular crafting blog West Coast Crafty) shares a bevy of delightful projects for making sparkling, inventive jewelry of all kinds. Vintage bracelets transformed into fetching chokers, earrings that look like stars, and a sparkling, beaded broach are just a few of the fun, easy projects. A select group of crafters contributed their own fabulous ideas, including Lacy Trio Earrings by Kayte Terry of Love Forever. With gorgeous, enormous full-color photographs, supplies lists, clear instructions, and a resource list.
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||Most beading books include a mix of patterns but call for very specific beads and materials. So if crafters don't like the beads used in the projects, or don't have them in hand, they won't enjoy the projects, no matter how beautiful they are. But Susan Beal has untangled this knotty problem. Bead Simple is the first work of its kind that offers stunning jewelry patterns that can be completely customized with a variety of beads and stringing materials. Based on simple, yet effective beading techniques, this strikingly illustrated pattern guide includes 50 glittering designs, each featuring two bold variations for a total of 150 projects that can easily be achieved with different materials or tweaks. With hot guest designers, including DIY Network's Jennifer Perkins and Megan Nicolay, author of the bestselling Generation T, here is the one book that finally offers jewelers the versatility to let their unique personalities shine through.