Custom Cool Jewelry eBook: Create 200+ Personalized Pendants, Charms, and Clasps

With this easy-to-download eBook, create jewelry that is uniquely you, with custom clasps, pendants, and charms to fit your style. Includes over 275 quick and easy ideas for mixed media components as well as 7 stringing projects.
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With this easy-to-download eBook, create jewelry that is uniquely you, with custom clasps, pendants, and charms to fit your style. Inside this must-have jewelry-making resource you'll learn

  • How to add a personal, handcrafted touch to any piece using just a few easy-to-find materials for one-of-a-kind results every time
  • Over 275 quick and easy ideas for mixed media components as well as 7 full stringing projects.
  • Quick and easy projects- all projects feature easy techniques with stunning results.
  • Project designs ranging from clever to contemporary, artsy to stylish- featuring boutique-style projects with a personal twist.
  • Hundreds of project ideas and lots of inspiration for customizing your jewelry and creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Shows how to create inexpensive alternatives to many store-bought jewelry components.

Custom Cool Jewelry teaches you how to create personalized, affordable, and unique alternatives to store-bought beading components using a wide range of jewelry and basic crafting materials including embossing powder, collage papers, wire, fibers, glass etching cream, patinas, found objects, fabric, memorabilia and more.

Table of Contents
Introduction

Pendants
Nouveau Riche Rings
Etch-a-Bead
Classy Coils
Fantastic Plastic
Flirty Frames
Impressionable Clay
Elan Lace
Tip It Off
Patchwork Panache
It's in the Cards
Locked in Time
Cabochon Craze
Whimsical and Weightless
Front and Center
The More the Merrier
Vintage Vogue
Tiny TIns

Charms
Charming Caps and Cones
Splash of Pattern
Soft and Sweet
Charms Melange
Bits and Pieces

Clasps
Beaded Ring Toggles
Charmed Chains
Lasso Loops
Beady Hooks and Eyes
Distress It
Orbital Endings
Wrap it Up
Millefiori Mesh

Finished Products
Forest Floor Necklace
Eye Candy Bracelet
Santa Fe Necklace
Floral Romance Necklace
A Love of Travel Charm Bracelet
Love Bees Necklace

Beading and Wireworking 101
Start Shopping
Project Resource Guide
Index

Techniques
Bead Embroidery
Brick Stitch
Embossing
Eyelet Setting
Fabric Collage
Glass Etching
Hammering
Knotting
Metal Cutting
Paper Collage
Patinating
Polymer Clay
Rub-On Transfers
Sealing with Epoxy and Resin
Shrinkable Plastic
*Stringing Throughout
*Wireworking Throughout
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About the Author
Melinda Barta is the editor of Beadwork magazine and the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine. She frequently appears on television demonstrating craft techniques and has been a guest on the DIY Network’s Uncommon Threads and DIY Scrapbooking shows, the Style Network’s Craft Corner Death Match, and the PBS show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels. She is the author of Hip to Stitch and Custom Cool Jewelry (both from Interweave), as well as the teacher in the Bead Fest Video Workshop Custom Collage Charms (Interweave). Melinda has a BFA degree in fiber arts and a minor in apparel design from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Takes a crafting approach to make parts and pieces for your jewelry making needs. It is very refreshing to see a book for those of us with more experience.- About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

Ready for a recycler's dream? This book is certainly that. All kinds of unlikely items get pressed into service and come out looking different and interesting.- MyShelf.com

A nice blend of mixed media and jewelry-making, using very easy-to-find materials. There are so many cool ideas in here.- Craftypod.com Blog

SKU: EP4338

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689985

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