Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine
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Geared toward the novice beader, this comprehensive introduction to making jewelry begins with “Bead Shopping 101” - a description of basic beads and how to differentiate between bead varieties and colors. Thirty projects are presented in a step-by-step manner with full-color illustrations to simplify techniques such as stringing, crimping, and the proper use of jump rings. All the designs reflect a modern sensibility for creating fashionable, boutique-quality jewelry.
loop (figure 5). fig 5 12: Use 1 jump ring to attach the leaf charm to the ring half of the clasp. Repeat to attach the tree pendant, twig pendants, and pine cone charm to the clasp ring (figure 6). fig 6 Big Sky Bling revisit classics Here, leather teams up with silver barrel beads and earthy raku beads, all common jewelry-making components that never go out of style. The resulting bracelet is a modern take on cowgirl chic. MATERIALS 6 blue/brown 8×12mm raku rondelles 2
other words, plastic. They are durable, translucent, and available in many candylike colors. Semiprecious Stone Natural, nonprecious stone beads such as turquoise, aquamarine, opal, apetite, and citrine. Semiprecious stones are valuable but are not as rare or as expensive as precious stones. Charm Tiny (often metal) pendants used in charm bracelets, on necklaces, or as embellishments for jewelry. Vintage Beads that are old (but may not appear so) and usually collector’s
MATERIALS 30 g bronze-lined light sapphire size 11° seed beads 12 g bronze-lined crystal size 11° seed beads 81 sterling silver 2mm crimp tubes 1 Thai silver 15×45mm S-clasp with rings 27' (823 cm) of .019 beading wire TOOLS Wire cutters Crimping pliers FINISHED SIZE 25" (63.5 cm) TECHNIQUES Stringing; crimping SIMPLICITY SCALE 1: Cut the beading wire into eighty-one 4" (10 cm) pieces 2: Use 1 wire to string 45 sapphire seed beads, 1 crimp tube, and the ring
chain, etc., to another. Filigree: A metal component, such as a pendant, bead, or connector that features lacelike ornamental openwork. Clasps: Findings that finish and close jewelry, clasps are available in the following styles and more: Box Hook-and-eye S-clasp Slot Lobster Multistrand Spring-ring Toggle Earring findings: The foundations for earrings, earring findings are available in these varieties and more: Chandelier Hoop Lever-back
These fine silver components were handmade from PMC (Precious Metal Clay) by a talented artist. For a more economical necklace, use store-bought sterling silver or silver-plated chain. Family Style inspired by an occasion Mother’s Day was approaching, and I wanted to make my mom something very special. I had just paged through an old family photo album, so I was feeling nostalgic. What if I made my mom a bracelet of tiny linked frames, each one with a picture of a female family member—my