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. Jewelry Your Way

The lines between wireworkers, beaders, and jewelry makers are blurring as creative explorers dip their toes into new territories, learn new techniques, and apply ideas to new media. Jewelry Your Way" was created just for them. With projects chosen from the popular special issue "Beautiful Jewelry, Make It, Wear It" from the editors of "Bead Style, Bead&Button," and "Art Jewelry" magazines, this book offers the opportunity to "try out" a wide range of projects that match any given style or mood. As an added bonus, it includes a DVD featuring 25 technique tutorials where jewelry makers, who prefer to watch and learn, will discover how easy it is to master basic techniques including wrapped loops, crimping, polymer clay, resin, and more.
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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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