Jewelry and Beading Designs For Dummies by Heather H. Dismore, Tammy Powley

By Heather H. Dismore, Tammy Powley

Do you're keen on jewellery and beading? do you want to understand the way to make stylish jewellery and add-ons? Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies is full of styles, step by step directions, and encouraging colour photographs to get you stringing, knotting, and looping very quickly. From jewelry and necklaces to pins, handbags, charms, and extra, you’ll notice new thoughts for making simply the precise items to fit you — or supply as magnificent, trendy gifts!
This easy-to-follow visible consultant speeds you correct into the fundamentals of bijou making: assembling your apparatus; operating with pliers; and fine-tuning your stringing, bead weaving, and cord wrapping talents. You’ll use elastic twine, ribbon, leather-based, a cord jig, and extra to make bracelets, bookmarks, pendants, and serviette jewelry. prior to you recognize it, you’ll take your abilities to the following point and past, utilizing a number of strategies and fabrics on exciting and unconventional designs. detect how to:* Make greater than seventy five clean, enjoyable, and functional initiatives* Hone your uncomplicated jewellery making abilities* paintings with silver, leather-based, glass beads, and crystals* Create jewelry, bracelets, cell covers, wine charms, and extra* Use bead crimping, knotting, and weaving to make attractive designs* Make lovely jewelry and necklaces utilizing a cord jig* Fabricate beads and twine parts* locate nontraditional fabrics corresponding to undefined, seashore glass, and more
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Therefore, threading it requires a different approach. Instead of holding the needle and trying to insert the thread through the eye, do the opposite: Hold the thread between your thumb and index finger, and bring the eye of the needle to the thread. Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Bead Stitches and Other Basics Getting in shape: Conditioning your thread Silamide thread (which we use for the bead-weaving projects in this book) already comes conditioned, but if you want to use something else, like Nymo thread, you’ll need to condition the thread before threading your needle with it.

You can use it to make pieces that don’t need a clasp. Instead, the cord stretches to accommodate hands, heads, or whatever obstacle you need to slip the jewelry over. ߜ Leather: This all-purpose stringing material is great for knotting, or you can choose to terminate it with heavy findings designed to accommodate its girth. ߜ Beading wire: Possibly the best thing to happen to jewelry making in 2,000 years, nylon-coated stainless steel beading wire (typically just called beading wire) is an essential element for most jewelry makers.

2. With the wire cutters, trim the bent area of the wire so it’s about ⁄ inch long. 3. Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the bent area of the wire with the nose of the 1 2 pliers and curl the wire toward you so it looks like the example in Figure 2-26. Figure 2-26: Round-nose pliers help round the loop. 4. Reposition the round-nose pliers inside the loop you started in Step 3, and continue to curl the wire until it’s almost closed, as shown in Figure 2-27. Figure 2-27: Continue to curl the wire.

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