Add a few or many semiprecious stones to jewelry designs-turquoise, amethyst, jasper, or onyx or any of the stones commonly available today-to punctuate or entirely shape the look and feel of a piece.
From sassy, elegant, dressy, or flirty, Create Jewelry: Stones presents twenty-three projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to seed bead weaving designs. All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use stones in jewelry designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The authors combine innovative designs with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these multifaceted beads.
Following in the footsteps of Create Jewelry: Pearls and Create Jewelry: Crystals, Create Jewelry: Stones presents stunning designs, all incorporating various semiprecious gemstone beads.
Projects are divided into Classic, Special-Occasion, and Fashion-Forward categories, so readers can easily find designs of their choosing. Beautiful photos are accompanied by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, so readers can re-create their own designs. Additional material of interest for stone lovers includes stone basics, the differences between semiprecious and precious stones, entertaining tidbits about these specialty beads, and more.
Reviews: "For those uninitiated into the world of gemstones, this books is a good little bite of stone information... projects look very doable, even for the relative beginner."-About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
"While I love the subtle color and heft of gemstones, it’s hard to find well-designed jewelry made from them. All of the designs in this book are beautifully simple, letting the materials shine through."-Craftypod.com Blog