Ever see a stylish piece of jewelry in a boutique or department store and
think, "I wonder if I could make that?" With the Simply Modern Jewelry:
Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine eBook, you'll be armed with
all the instruction and inspiration you need to create accessories for your
Danielle Fox, now editorial director of Beadwork
and Jewelry Stringing magazines, shares her expertise with this primer on
how to create simple yet unforgettable accessories for the modern DIY crowd.
Simply Modern Jewelry is the quick and easy guide to making fashionable
necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that express personal style.
the novice beader, Simply Modern Jewelry begins with "Bead Shopping 101,"
a section that describes basic beads and shows how to make the most of shopping
time and money. Danielle takes the reader through selecting beads, colors, and
findings to achieve project success from start to finish. Basic techniques
covered in the book include stringing, crimping, use of jump rings, wireworking,
and knotting, and each project lists materials, tools, finished size of project,
level of difficulty, technique, and complete step-by-step instructions and
photos. Throughout the book Danielle provides insight into her own design
process showing how easy it can be to add personal twists to the projects in the
book. She also includes a step-by-step techniques section written in an easy,
The thirty projects are divided into five chapters
that highlight a design concept in jewelry-making: "Easy Does It," features
projects that can be made in under an hour; "Experiment with Sizing," showcases
projects that play with length; "Find Your Inspiration," illustrates how to use
inspiration and translate that into projects; "Mix It Up," inspires you to
experiment with new beading materials; and "Play with Symmetry," shakes up
designs for an entirely new look. All the designs reflect a modern design
sensibility for creating fashionable, boutique-quality jewelry.