Designing Bead and Wire Jewelry
Here are the answers to all the questions aspiring jewelers ask themselves after they leave the bead store. Now what do I do? How do I put all my amazing purchases together to create a beautiful piece? What shapes will work well in this piece? Do I need spacers? Can I pair crystal with wood, metal with malachite? This book answers all these questions and a whole load of others that aspiring designers are likely to encounter. From basic information on color theory and bead types to techniques and essential designs, all laid out in stunning full-color photos, here is a must-have guide to the key design principles for making beautiful beaded jewelry. And with complete step-by-step directions for 20 wonderful projects--plus valuable insider advice from the author, an experienced teacher--you can put all this theory right into practice.