Containing straightforward, expert instruction on the fundamentals of jewelry making, this richly illustrated, best-selling guide demonstrates how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire.
Basic Jewelry Making covers all the basic techniques of jewelry making — planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, stringing beads, and forging metals. Best of all, the tools featured in the book are affordable and available, so you don't have to buy a lot of expensive equipment to get started.
Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, Basic Jewelry Making includes descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles. It is lavishly illustrated with 490 color photographs.
The paperback format with hidden spiral binding allows readers to lay the book flat on a worktable, leaving their hands free to work!
Editor — Sandy Allison. Contributions by Ted Walker.