Create Jewelry Glass

21 stunning projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more involved seed-bead weaving designs.
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Jewelry makers and beaders love working with glass beads for their versatility, affordability, and ability to be used in a combination of techniques. Glass beads can add a subtle shine to a jewelry design or take center stage. From tiny seed beads to eye-catching lampworked beads, glass takes many forms - clear, transparent, opaque, vibrantly colored, shiny, or matte.

  • 21 stunning projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more involved seed-bead weaving designs.
  • All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use glass beads in jewelry designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Innovative designs are combined with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these beautiful beads.
  • Try your hand at a range of techniques, including stringing, wireworking, knotting, and bead weaving and stitches such as ladder stitch, brick stitch, tubular herringbone stitch, square stitch, peyote stitch, and more.
  • Step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, plus thorough materials lists.

Projects are divided into Classic, Special-Occasion, and Fashion-Forward categories, so readers can easily find designs of their choosing. Additional sidebars of interest include the history of glass, glass bead-making techniques, and entertaining tidbits about these specialty beads.

From sassy, elegant, dressy, or flirty, Create Jewelry: Glass gives beaders exciting ideas with stunning designs that are both easy and challenging.

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About the Author

Marlene Blessing has worked as an editorial director in western book publishing for two decades and was a contributing editor to SPA magazine and a senior features editor for The Seattle Weekly. Sewing, embroidery, quilting, clay sculpting, and calligraphy are a few of her favorite crafts???until, of course, she began beading. Marlene is the editorial director for Beadwork, Stringing, and Step by Step magazines. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Jamie Hogsett is a jewelry designer and feature editor in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is author of Stringing Style and coauthor of Create Jewelry: Pearls, Create Jewelry: Crystals, and Create Jewelry: Stones (all from Interweave).

Details
"This book will appeal to both bead weavers and bead stringers." -- The Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter, Autumn 2010 Issue

SKU: 08BD08

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marlene Blessing

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680678

Number Of Pages: 120