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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 November 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213390
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 215x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $32.99
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Learn to Make Bead Jewellery


With 35 fabulous projects by Lynn Davy

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Book Description

35 colourful projects for creating beautiful beaded jewellery for any occasion. Featuring clear, step-by-step instructions, this book is perfect for the beginner beader.

A must-have book for every beginner beader, this is a comprehensive guide to designing and creating beautiful beaded jewellery using simple stringing techniques. Featuring 35 colourful projects, beginning with a pair of simple earrings and working up to a dramatic beaded collar, this resource will teach you the skills you need to make perfect jewellery for any occasion.

The instructions are particularly clear, showing each project in various stages of completion (just as it will appear to the beader), with extra step-by-step sequences to teach new skills.

Master the ins and outs of stringing, crimping, knotting, basic wirework, and more. Then learn how to choose, combine, and string your beads into unique, wearable and beautifully finished necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that everyone will want to own.

- 35 colourful beaded jewellery projects to make
- clear, step-by-step instructions
- beautiful accompanying photography

About the Author

About Lynn Davy

Lynn Davy has been stringing, wiring and stitching for forty-odd years and is still just as excited by beads as ever. Her designs have appeared in many well-known beading magazines on both sides of the Atlantic as well as on gallery pages in Jane Lock’s The Art of Beadweaving (Search Press 2013). Varied and eclectic, Lynn’s beadwork is characterised by her subtle and unusual combinations of colour and materials. She particularly likes to include an element of randomness to ensure that every piece is unique. You can see more of Lynn’s work at

Machine Knitting Monthly

This is a comprehensive guide to designing and creating beautiful beaded jewellery using simple stringing techniques. It features 35 colourful projects, starting with pair of simple earrings and working up to a dramatic beaded collar. You'll learn the skills you need to make perfect jewellery for any occassion.

Rachel Hyde -

Beads have been around for thousands of years and have always been a popular way of making jewelry. Learn how to make your own timeless and contemporary pieces with this beginner's primer.

This is a well laid out book that will have total beginners beading away in no time. From the page at the front showing you how to use the book to the handy index it shows how enjoyable and rewarding working with beads can be. The projects are all showcased at the beginning to whet the appetite, organized into unusual themes - ocean, beach, meadow, woodland, forest, mountain and volcano. The first chapter explains very visually all about the different types of beads and other materials and has some excellent advice for beginners about buying. This is also where you can find out how to do the basics such as opening and closing jump rings, using pliers, knots and more. Start with earrings - a glorious double spread of them - and progress through the various themes. The pieces in here are all of the eye-catching type that are deceptively simple to make but pack a lot of punch without being too dressy or showy. Instead of tidy staged boxes in the step-by-step instructions, the layout is freer and more suited to the shapes of jewelry with pieces in various stages of being made up spread across the pages, but easy to understand. I found myself eager to buy some of the beautiful beads and findings shown in the book but despite this being a UK title everything has been provided by a US website. Fortunately the majority of the items used are pretty universal and this is a book focusing on making statement pieces out of lots of fairly basic beads. Even if you are not a beginner you will find much in here you want to make, and if you are you won't be by the end of the book. One of the best and most accessible beginner beading books I have seen.

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