Creative Beaded Jewelry
Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet
Gifted by Tuttle Publishing
Reviewed by Laura Plack
Celebrate the art of the East with beaded jewelry projects. In Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet from Tuttle Publishing you will find fantastic jewelry tutorials in many sizes, shapes, and materials. Creative Beaded Jewelry provides 33 unique designs inspired by pieces of Asian culture. Examples range from a bracelet inspired by Tibetan prayer beads to an Asian-style butterfly motif pendant. With so many lovely designs, you are sure to find a DIY jewelry piece you love amongst this collection.
In Creative Beaded Jewelry, longtime jewelry veteran Carolyn Schulz shares great ideas sparked by all things Asian. A short, yet informative introduction explains the inspiration behind these beaded creations. The reader also learns about the beads, findings, cords, threads, and wire that make up most of the materials needed to make these exquisite creations. This introduction is followed by five informative chapters featuring various styles of jewelry projects, from elastic cord bracelets to knotted jewelry and more.
Each chapter of Creative Beaded Jewelry offers hints and tips about that style of jewelry making, and each individual project within the chapters presents the supplies you will need alongside simple, yet clear instructions from making each jewelry piece. Your favorite part though is sure to be seeing the gorgeous photos that accompany each project which demonstrate the look of the jewelry pieces you are going to make. Beautiful projects found in this book include a Jade & Onyx Watch Band, Aqua Lampwork with Silver Beads, a Red & Black Double Strand Cinnbar Necklace, and many more.
Creative Beaded Jewelry is a must-have book for jewelry making experts and jewelry novices alike. Detailed instructions and diagrams make it easy for beginning jewelry makers to follow, and consistent jewelry crafters will love the wide range of tutorials and projects found in this book.