Jewelry Making 1-2-3

Karin Van Voorhees
Item #67857

In Jewelry Making 1-2-3, experienced bead designer and teacher Karin Van Voorhees distills years of beading wisdom into clear, easy-to-understand keys: Learn the basics, keep it simple, and use materials you love. With the three keys in mind, beginners will soon be able to make pretty jewelry they’ll be proud to wear.
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Description
With just a few tools and materials – wire, jump rings, pliers, and beads – and a minimum time investment, everyone can make pretty jewelry to wear to work or out on the town. Experienced teacher and writer Karin Van Voorhees offers easy-to follow instructions and an accessible design philosophy that introduces the art of jewelry making to anyone who’s ever wanted to give it a try … and just needed a place to start!

• Beginners will learn fundamental jewelry-making skills — opening and closing jump rings, making loops, wrapping, crimping, and knotting.
• Features 45 projects that progress and add complexity to each new skill.
• Step-by-step instructions and photos to help beginners get started quickly.
Author: Karin Van Voorhees
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Color photos: 205
Author Bio
Karin Van Voorhees is the author of The Absolute Beginners Guide: Stringing Beaded Jewelry and Mostly Metals: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Design. A longtime jewelry designer and former associate editor for Bead Style magazine, Karin now works as a senior editor for Kalmbach Books.
Table of Contents
Contents

Introduction
Materials & Tools

Part One: Master the Basics
BASIC SKILL: Working with Jump Rings
Simple Earrings
Faux Lariat Necklace
Fringe Necklace

BASIC SKILL: Making Plain Loops
Plain Loop Earrings
Triple-Dangle Earrings
Big & Little Earrings

BASIC SKILL: Making Wrapped Loops
Statement Bracelet
Dainty Dangle Bracelet
Overboard Dangle Bracelet

BASIC SKILL: Wrapping Above a Top-Drilled Bead
Dangle Bangle Bracelet
Raindrop Earrings
Waterfall Earrings

BASIC SKILL: Crimping
Simple Strung Necklace
Multistrand Necklace with Slide Clasp
Illusion Necklace

BASIC SKILL: Knotting
Skinny Stretchy Stacks
Connected Stacks
Celebration Bracelet
Knotted Bead Wrap Bracelet
Multistrand Open Knotted Necklace
Knotted Big Bead Necklace
Brass Ring Necklace
Center Ring Bracelet
Linen and Loop Fringe Earrings

Part Two: Keep It Simple
DESIGN SKILL: Spacers & Beadcaps
Light and Lively Necklace
Gumball Necklace
Jawbreaker Necklace

DESIGN SKILL: Pacer Beads (Seed Beads and 3mms)
Black and Silver Necklace
Garden of Earthly Delights
Wrap Bracelet or Necklace

DESIGN SKILL: Multistrand Options
Easy Multistrand “Look”
Three-Strand Bracelet
Half & Half Chain and Beaded Necklace

Part Three: Let the Materials Tell the Story
MATERIAL: Center Focal Bead
Bold Focal Bead Two Ways
House of Whimsy Necklace and Bracelet

MATERIAL: Asymmetrical
Art Bead Necklace    
Geometric Necklace
Eclectic Bracelet

MATERIAL: Brights
Bright Bracelet
Turquoise & Black Necklace
White & Blue Necklace
Black & White Bracelet

MATERIAL: Neutrals
Brown & Copper Necklace
Gemstone & Brass Necklace

MATERIAL: Changing Findings, Beads, and Clasps
Earring Findings
Beads
Clasps

Basics Review
About the Author
Bead&Button Bead&Button Show Kalmbach Books