Create Jewelry: Stones eBook

From dressy and elegant to sassy and flirty, Create Jewelry: Stones is now in an eBook and presents twenty-three projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to seed bead weaving designs.
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Add a few or many semiprecious stones to jewelry designs including, turquoise, amethyst, jasper, onyx, or any of the stones commonly available today, to punctuate or entirely shape the look and feel of a piece.

From dressy and elegant to sassy and flirty, Create Jewelry: Stones is now in an eBook and 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 eBook 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. Explore the world of gorgeous stones when you add Create Jewelry: Stones eBook to your collection!

SKU: EP4713

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marlene Blessing

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689220

Table of Contents
Stones: Earth's Timeless Treasures
Stone Basics

Classic
Temple in the Clouds
Good Fortune
Modern Art
Tourmaline Sea
Opulent Cowgirl
Lucky Strike
Ring of Sapphires
Sangria Dangles
Swinging Mosaics

Special-Occasion
Un, Deux, Trois!
Heavenly Lotus
Vintage Vogue
Arachne's Treasure
Twilight Flight
Earth and Sky
Majestic Crests

Fashion-Forward
Stone Soup
Raku Princess
Central Attraction
Amethyst d'Amore
Captured Carnelian
Asian Scrolls
Soaring at Sunrise

Techniques and Findings
Project Resources
Related Reading
Index
Preview
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.
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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

SKU: EP4713

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marlene Blessing

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689220