Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing (Revised & Expanded by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

The whole picture consultant to stitching -- Revised is the only reference each sewer wishes. Its 352 pages and 1100 photos hide each point of favor and decor stitching. Sections contain selecting the best instruments and notions, utilizing types of machines, and masses extra.

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Use beads of your choice to enhance your own bead and wire jewelry. STEP A: Cut a 4" sterling silver chain into two pieces, one 1½" long and one 2½" long. Using head pins, attach three 6 mm beads, one 8 mm bead and three 4 mm beads to the shorter sterling silver chain using the simple wrapped loop connectors method below. the chain using the wrapped loop method. With head pins, attach your choice of beads, pearls, or crystals, and one large focal bead in the same manner onto the longer sterling silver chain.

Sherrie Chapin. Courtesy of Blue Moon. STEP B: Place your round-nose pliers at the bent area. STEP E: Make a wrapped loop on the other side of the bead, adding the clasp before closing the loop. STEP D: Add the chain before closing the loop. Sherrie Chapin. Courtesy of Blue Moon. STEP F: Repeat the steps for the other side of the necklace. Sherrie Chapin. Courtesy of Blue Moon. Sherrie Chapin. Courtesy of Blue Moon. 47 ATTACHING THE PENDANT STEP A: Place a garnet, the pendant and another garnet on the 4" piece of 20-gauge wire.

It is called memory wire because it doesn’t lose its coil shape even after beads have been added. Memory wire comes in sizes to make necklaces, bracelets and rings. It may come pre-cut in a package or as a coil long enough for several projects. This wire is tough. You will need a heavy-duty (hardware) cutter for memory wire. Do not ruin your good jewelry cutters trying to conquer this task. When measuring for how much wire to use for bracelets, figure about oneand-a-half loops of wire will expand to about one wrap by the time the beads are threaded on it, depending on the size of the beads.

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