Basic Jewelry Making All the Skills And Tools You Need to

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Basic Jewelry Making All the Skills And Tools You Need to Get Started Stackpole Basics The basics of using beads and wire to create custom pieces Each techniue carefully described and illustrated Create pieces for yourself and friends or to sell This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets earrings necklaces and pendants using beads and wire It begins with the basics planning a design attaching fittings making secure crimps selecting beads so crafters can uickly get started creating one of a kind pieces Simple wire bending techniues allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as elaborate necklace and bracelet designs Advanced techniues use metallic sterling silver even 14 carat gold wire to make gallery uality jewelry in almost any style and size Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials a guide to common types of beads advice on proper lengths and fit and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles This is simply the BEST BOOK EVER FOR BEGINNERS I started by myself with that and the step by step projects are so well explained and illustrated that it makes jewelry making extremely easy Each techniue and step to make a jewel is very well explained and accompanied by pictures not illustrations but big pictures It is the ultimate guide to start mastering the art of jewelry making I absolutely loved that book The projects are really basic and simple nothing extravagant or really original but all is there to make a great start There is even a section about metalworking and silver smithing It's a great beginner's guide