Choosing the right findings and finishing techniques can transform an ordinary piece of jewelry from simple to stunning. In this essential guide, renowned beadworker Sharon Bateman describes how to use purchased findings and shows new ways to make your own, plus she shares innovative techniques for finishing necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, and much more! Each finding and finishing technique-whether it's a description of a barrel clasp, instructions on making your own beaded clasp, or simply how to attach a pin back-is presented in detail with colorful illustrations and photographs. Projects are integrated throughout the book to illustrate the techniques presented. Beginning beaders and wireworkers will discover all the "tricks of the trade," and more experienced artists are bound to find plenty of tips to ignite the imagination. It's never too late (or too early) to learn the correct way to finish off your special projects.