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Bead Simple: Essential Techniques for Making Jewelry Just the Way You Want It

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taunton press bead simple. this book is simply fantastic it proves that anyone can make beautiful jewelry with a few tools a couple of easy to learn techniques and the guidance of susan beals wonderful eye for color and texture. the projects within this book are absolutely inspiring this book features 150 designs for earrings necklaces bracelets embellishments and much mor ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Taunton Press
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Anne
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I saw this book the other day at the library, it rang a bell and I knew I had already used it before. Turns out it was one of the first jewellery-making books I had consulted many years ago, and one which had greatly helped me and given me a ton of ideas. As I flipped through the pages, I recognized so many different designs I had inspired myself from to make my own projects (often a slight variation of the suggested design). It was awesome going through it and exclaiming "done that", "did ...more
Beth
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Finally a book with SIMPLE and ELEGANT jewelry design, that doesn't require endless hours of stringing tiny beads and weaving. This is just EXACTLY what I was looking for...basic techniques for chic, quick designs, that not only give you projects, they are a springboard for my own imagination, which is currently in overdrive...I think I need to move into the jewelry aisle of Hobby Lobby for a week or so...anyone have a camp cot I can borrow?

Okay...so I'm NEVER going to finish "reading" this book
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Jennifer Perkins
Mar 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I have a bracelet project in this book. You can read my review on my blog.
http://naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot....
Vannessa Anderson
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great instruction manual on how to make all types of jewelry. Though the instructions were clear and précised, one would have to have some experience in beading to understand the language.
Marian
Oct 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: arts
some clever earring designs in here--
Lizzy K
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very user friendly, especially someone like me who is virtually self-taught. Gets more advanced as you go on. Gives excellent, pactical, stylish but timeless ideas! I recommend this book to people who are of all levels of abilities.
Helen
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: jewelry-making
As was noted, here are simpler and less heavy-weight pieces with techniques of their making. Some quite original, but they are in minority.

The main value of this book, in my opinion, is as a showcase of photographing jewelry on color complimenting backgrounds. Although there are simpler ways...
Mzfitz
Apr 01, 2010 marked it as to-read
TCLIB 745.5942 BEAL
Betsy
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craftiness
I learned that I never have to buy jewelry from a store now! Am free from mass-production accessories! (Disclaimer: I also contributed a pattern to this book.)
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