Create Jewelry: Crystals eBook

The easy-to-download Create Jewelry: Crystals eBook comes from the editors of Beadwork Magazine and presents 20 designs that showcase beautiful crystals.

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Crystals are a favorite design element in the jewelry designer's toolbox. So why not use them to their full potential? The easy-to-download Create Jewelry: Crystals eBook comes from the editors of Beadwork Magazine and presents 20 designs that showcase beautiful crystals. All projects are glamorous, fashionable, and represent a rich variety of ways to use these gemlike beads. In addition, they range in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more challenging seed bead weaving designs.

Beautiful photos are accompanied by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow so readers can create these original designs. Crystal lovers will also learn crystal basics, the difference between manmade glass crystals and rock crystal, plus entertaining tidbits about this specialty bead. The book is divided into three main sections. "Classic" features such pieces as a rich paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, and a midnight blue multistrand necklace for day or evening. From the "Special Occasion" section, beaders can choose a jewel-like bracelet, a showy cocktail ring, a necklace with pearly highlights, and much more. Finally, "Fashion Forward" designs mix trendy looks, such as a necklace pairing rock crystal and silver chunks, a layered necklace with a medieval spirit, and a lush bracelet dripping with crystal briolettes.

If crystals are your top design choice, no matter your design style or skill level, you'll love the Create Jewelry: Crystals eBook—not only for the unique projects, but also to discover the many faces of crystals and the beads and findings that complement them.

Table of Contents
The Allure of Light
The Many Facets of Crystal

Arabian nights
Purely Crystal
Royal Tapestry
Nouveau Riche
Catch a Falling Star
Spring Thaw
A Rani's Paisley

Glittery Lariat
Cosmic Jewels
Filigree Drops
Toujours Topaz
Ring of Fire
Crystals in Camelot

Brilliant Banlges
Ruby Dreams
Medieval Mood
Blue-Green Reflections
Mystic Crystal
Lush Layers
Azure Treasure

Techniques and Findings
About the Author
Marlene Blessing has worked as an editorial director in western book publishing for two decades. Marlene is the former editorial director for Beadwork, Stringing, and Step by Step Beads magazines as well as Interweave Books. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Jamie Hogsett is the former editor of Stringing Magazine and the special projects editor of Beadwork Magazine, and the author of Stringing Style. Jamie has taught beading classes in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and California. She lives in Kansas City, Kansas.
Glamorous designs are sure to tempt bead workers of all abilities.... This stunning book is elegant beading at its best!- Kliatt

Beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions and interesting background.... [this book] is fun to look at and get inspired by.- South Jersey Bead Society

SKU: EP4717

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marlene Blessing

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596687011