Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry: 50 Quick and Easy Projects
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If gorgeous beaded jewelry always catches your eye, you'll love making (and wearing!) your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry includes 50 projects plus variations in designer Heidi Boyd's simply elegant signature style. Inside you're bound to find plenty of designs to strike your fancy as well as a helpful section that shows you the basic supplies and techniques you'll need to get started. As an added bonus, many of the projects have variations in different colors and styles to help you customize your jewelry to your personal style.
Just think how proud you'll feel the first time you can answer, "I made it myself" to a compliment on your fabulous new multistrand necklace or your sparkling, swingy crystal earrings. With Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry, it truly is easy to get started–in no time at all you'll be showcasing your own original beaded creations and making them as gifts.
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wire tails with wire cutters. two • Begin with one of the wires and string on about ½" to 2½" (1cm to 6cm) of seed beads between stringing on glass beads. Position the smaller glass beads at the beginning and end of each strand where they’re less likely to irritate your neck. Save the bigger beads for the center of the necklace where they’ll be noticed. three • Finish stringing the glass and seed beads for each of the three wires. Space the glass beads on each strand so they are
for each strand. two • String each strand of wire in the following sequences: Strand one: ten silver E beads, one flower bead (repeat 13 times); Strand two: 30 seed beads, one flower bead (repeat eight times); Strand three: 25 silver twist beads, one silver E bead (repeat six times). Place a piece of tape at the end of each strand to secure the beads. Use three more crimp beads to connect the finished strands to the toggle end of the clasp. three • To make the final strand, first
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pliers to secure the loop. two • Thread the end of the wire through a gold spacer bead and a 6mm glass pearl and trim the wire tail with scissors or wire cutters. three • Begin to string the beads onto the wire in the following pattern: gold wheel spacer, 4mm pearl, gold seed bead, 4mm crystal, gold seed bead, 4mm pearl, gold wheel spacer, 4mm pearl, gold seed bead, pearl seed bead, gold seed bead, freshwater pearl, gold seed bead, peridot, gold seed bead, freshwater pearl, gold seed