Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet

By Carolyn Schulz

Craft colourful and detailed jewellery with this Asian-inspired craft book.

Bracelets adorned with chinese language floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat encouraged by means of the refrigerators of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— those are only the various many crafty items you will discover ways to make during this tremendous new publication by means of DIY jewellery artist Carolyn Schulz. appropriate for beginners and skilled jewelry-making specialists alike, the various initiatives take quite a few mins to accomplish, and them all are enjoyable and cheap to do. They lead to jewellery that appears nice and will be worn at any place!

Most of the 33 jewellery initiatives during this jewellery making booklet use fabrics you will find in any craft shop. the straightforward suggestions of operating with chain, beading cord, reminiscence twine, stretch/elastic twine, cotton wire and nylon wire are all truly defined. while mixed with creatively selected beads, they lead to attractive beaded bracelets, necklaces, rings and jewelry you may be proud to put on and provides to buddies.

Each bankruptcy in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you thru the fundamentals of a special stringing approach after which units you on an experience during the some ways you should use it to create your individual customized designs.

Jewelry ideas include:

  • twine Strung Jewelry
  • Loop & Chain Jewelry
  • reminiscence cord Jewelry
  • Knotted Jewelry
  • Elastic wire Bracelets

Creative Beaded Jewelry contains wonderful colour pictures and specific directions and diagrams to aid beaders create their very own individualized customized fashion—bracelets, jewelry and necklaces. the consequences are stylish, glance complicated and expensive—but aren't!

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2 Tie an overhand knot approximately 1 inch (2. five cm) from the fold, forming a loop. three utilizing the 2 internal strands as your middle wire, tie part sq. knots (see web page forty nine) for approximately CBJ Int V0. nine. indd fifty six 1 inch 2. 2 cm tube bead black twine knot bead around bead black wire knot bead three four tube bead black twine knot bead nine Repeat steps three and six. 10 Repeat step three and four twice. eleven Tie an overhand knot above the final knot bead, utilizing all 4 strands. 12/26/12 4:46 PM KNOTTED jewellery fifty seven Amethyst Shamballa Bracelet you will want… nearly 60 inches (1. five m) 1. 2mm thick black woven nylon wire a separate size of roughly 20 inches (. five m) 1. 2mm thick twine nearly 20 inches (. five m) . 8mm thick black woven nylon twine 6 10mm amethyst beads 2 6mm amethyst beads three 10mm amethyst colour pave’ beads CBJ Int V0. nine. indd fifty seven The Shamballa Bracelet (also Shambala or Shambhala) takes its identify from the Buddhist tradition’s legendary position of non secular enlightenment. half type pattern, half religious expression, this bracelet is believed to help peace within the brain and center of the wearer. Shamballa bracelets are made of all types of property-bearing stones and metals. In a few bracelets every one bead is made up of a distinct substance. Many if no longer such a lot contain a number of glittery pave’ beads for sparkle and effort. a few could consist completely of pave’ beads, and others have none in any respect. countless kind is a part of the joys and sweetness of the Shamballa bracelet. 12/26/12 4:46 PM 58 C R E A T I V E All you do is… 1 Use transparent nail polish and coat nearly ¾ inch (2 cm) of the minimize ends of the thinner wire (called the middle cord). Use your hands to paintings the polish into the twine and make allowance to dry. this can stiffen the top, making it more uncomplicated to go through the holes of the beads. whilst dry, minimize the ideas at an perspective – back, to assist whilst threading via beads. 2 Fold the lengthy (60-inch/1. five m), thicker wire in part to discover the center. Lay the middle wire over the heart fold (with nearly four inches [10 cm] extending above). three Use the strands of thicker twine to make a sq. knot round the center wire. See diagrams 1-10 (above correct) and/or the diagrams for the sq. knot on web page forty nine. Pull this and all knots tight for a extra interesting and symmetrical end. Tip: it truly is valuable to safe the middle twine to a clipboard or connect the head finish to a delicate floor with tape. B E A D E D J E W E L R Y pave’ beads, and completing with the three ultimate 10mm amethyst beads. 7 Tie a complete of 4 sq. knots after the final bead positioned in step 6. eight minimize the surplus thick cords approximately 1/8 inch (3 mm) from the final knot and use the warmth from a flame (or put money into a batterypowered Thread Zapper) to soften the ends of the nylon wire. The nylon wire will draw back because it melts and fasten to the nylon wire round it, making a well sealed knot. nine now could be a great time to degree the size of your bracelet to figure out how lengthy the slide closure can be. The size to date may be decided through 1 2 three four Make three extra sq. knots for a complete of four.

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