Introduction 01 Romantic Allure Briolettes On Parade: Jewel tones, classic shapes, crystals, and briolette drops are stitched into a bracelet that's reminiscent of royalty. Wired For Beauty: A beautiful handmade art bead is framed with crystals and displayed on a choker made from twisted gold wire. Fantastic Chevron Chain: This netted bracelet with iridescent seed beads and purple crystals has a soft, Victorian feel. Bracelet In Bloom: A huge Lucite flower backed with rounds and rounds of jeweled-toned crystals and gold accents makes this bracelet look like a wrist corsage. Fancy Findings: Filigree in soft colors is front and center in this chain-based necklace. Merry Go Round: Brightly colored pearls combine in a multi-strand necklace accented with a soft ribbon bow. Pearl On A Wire: Silver hoop-style earrings are punctuated with a classic white pearl. 02 Tailored Classic Designer Doppelganger: Bright gold seed bead rings are paired with wire-wrapped emerald square-cut gemstones for a Channel-style long necklace. Multistrands Mastered: A graduated three-strand short necklace with a Venetian bead focal is the right accent for a sweater set or a business suit. Stamping In Style: Create Art Nouveau inspired charms from metal clay for drop earrings. Fashion In A Flash: Two-holed rhinestone flatbacks linked together with pinch bails create a rich-looking necklace strand. Wrap and Weave: Glass beads or gemstones are captured in a herringbone wrap to make a traditional-style bracelet. All Wrapped Up: Square wire in a crisscross pattern makes a substantial frame for a triangular stone. 03 Urban Edge Gunmetal Goes Glam: Large round-link chain with a black finish is paired with clear Lucite dangles for a riff on late-period medieval architecture. Blow By Blow Bangles: Fine silver bangles are embellished with metal stamps and hammering. Fashion Bound: Mixed chain styles are unified with a herringbone-stitched closure made from metallic finished seed beads. Modern Warrior Wear: An ancient chain mail weave looks contemporary when copper and silver metals are mixed. Industrial Line: Pearl-accented metal bars are displayed from chain in this bib-shaped necklace. Lovely Latch Backs: Hammered silver disks topped with textured gold disks make a mixed-metal earring with edge. Urban Armor: A thick band of beadwork using black, silver, and gunmetal shaded beads makes a substantial cuff. Tantalizing Triangles: Hammered copper triangles fit together with jump rings and are trimmed with tiny beads for a contemporary bracelet. 04 Bohemian Beauty Let It Slide: soft silk fibers in Renaissance colors are strung with jeweled beaded beads. First Times a Charm: metal clay charms are textured and colored to look like soft leaves, and are combined with unique gem and pearl beads in a long chain necklace. Double Vision: Quirky images are displayed in a two-sided open bezel filled with resin. Hammered metal accents and a leather cord complete the look. Ebb and Flow: A wavy bead-embroidered collar using an eclectic assortment of beads gives a free-spirited vibe. Butterfly Effect: A Russian-spiral rope with a ceramic focal pendant combine for a peasant-like necklace. Put It In Reverse: Polymer clay shapes with paisley decorations are captured in peyote-stitched bezels and a rope necklace. 05 Modern Art Daring Dangle: Bright pearls in bold color choices are linked with heavy chain for a Y-style necklace that pops. Pastiche Panache: Unmatched beads combine in an artistic display that celebrates their uniqueness while giving a unified look. Newfangled Bangle: Bright plastic treasures float in clear resin for unusual bangle bracelets. Turn Cartwheels For Pinwheels: Bristle disks are turned into focal art in these unusual hard-and-soft earrings. Rolling Tide: A polymer-clay broach with unusual texture and composition is like a miniature framed painting. Basics Contributor Listing DVD with 25 techniques
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