Author : Maire Loughran
ISBN : 9780762755967
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.20 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business is for creative, talented women who want to turn their passion for beautiful jewelry into a profitable sideline or full-time business. Selling and making jewelry is one of the more high-margin craft businesses and with the right approach to sales and a stylish look, one can develop a devoted following. In addition to the essentials common to the series, this book also includes information on pricing jewelry, setting up a Web site, and how to get celebrity attention.
Following the fabulous success of Spellbound Festive Beading, Julie Ashford has designed a whole new collection of beaded baubles, earrings and other festive inspired decorations. Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to make a dazzling array of beaded designs that look great as earrings and work equally well as small decorations. Learn how to take the designs further by changing the bauble size, create mobiles, make beautiful beaded tassels, or simply take your favourite element of a design and create a beautiful piece of jewellery. This second book includes details on how to make swags and bows; fringes and tassels; festive flowers, mistletoe and the most perfect beaded Christmas pudding.
Create your own beautiful floral jewelry with small beads, needle and thread. Each major project has fully illustrated step-by-step instructions with lots of diagrams to guide you through the making process, and is followed by further instructions to create even more pieces inspired by, and related to, the major project. There are beautiful projects for beginners like the Eloise necklace and bracelet, and the Carmen necklace and bracelet, through to more advanced projects like the cascading delight of the Sinensis necklace and the structured beauty of the Kyoto necklace and Akiko brooch. To complete the collection there is even a very cute Bee Hive beaded box with a hinged lid.
Design and make your own jewellery for a fraction of what it would cost in the shops. Common beading techniques are clearly explained, with information on which colours to choose, what equipment you will need and also how to find the best beads. Features 18 simple step-by-step projects that you can easily do at home, including beginner, intermediate and advanced projects to suit all abilities. From high fashion to street chic, make jewellery to suit any style!
Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to make a dazzling array of beaded baubles, stars, icicles and snowflakes, and adorable beaded Christmas Tree, Santa, Angel and Christmas Pudding designs that look great as earrings and work equally well as small decorations. Learn how to take the designs further by changing the bauble size, create mobiles, make beautiful beaded tassels, or simply take your favourite element of a design and create a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Perfect for the small beading enthusiast this book is packed full of projects. All of the projects have detailed recipes and are fully illustrated with step by step instructions, and all are graded for difficulty. The basics are explained from terminology to techniques and design ideas and inspirations are provided throughout. Each chapter starts with a main project which introduces the theme and takes you step-by-step through the construction of the headline tassel. Some of the chapters then lead on to more elaborate inspirations projects and others to simple ideas that you can develop further. With full color photography the author has also included handy tips and hints.
“There is enough detail to make unsuspecting readers into addicts. An excellent introduction.”—Booklist Beads that are multicolored, grooved, feathered or foiled, and decorated with spots, dots, eyes, and stripes: no matter which of these designs in glass you choose, the results will be beautiful. Detailed instructions and magnificent photos, along with scores of valuable tips and tricks, guide crafters through an awesome array of techniques, making this the best guide to glass beading ever. The creative journey begins with making a simple bead; proceeds to easy variations, such as overwraps and raked patterns; and ends exquisitely with beads shimmering with different metals and featuring millefiori, sculpting, and hollowing. The author lives in Skokie, IL.
Learn the basics of beadwork with this complete primer on beading! You’ll explore the most common bead stitches — peyote, brick, square, herringbone, and right-angle weave in more than 52 fabulous necklace, bracelet, and embellishment projects. Clear instructions, photos, and illustrations lead you to success every time.