Ready, Set, Bead!

Jane Danley Cruz
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Quick & Easy Projects for Every Bead Stitcher!

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Description

Designer Jane Danley Cruz shares 25+ stitching projects you can create in just one sitting using easy-to-find, affordable beads and materials.

  • Clear, step-by-step photos and instructions make construction a breeze for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.
  • Wide variety of stitched projects, including earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and chokers.
  • Projects are arranged by time to complete so you can find the perfect one for your day!
Author: Jane Danley Cruz
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Color photos: 195
Author Bio
Jane Danley Cruz has been beading for more than 20 years. She lives in Waukesha, Wis., and is a former associate editor at Bead&Button magazine.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Basics
Beading Tools and Materials
Beading Techniques

One-Hour Projects

Rhapsody Earrings
Electric Slide Earrings
Arabesque Earrings
Chunky Monkey Bracelet
Flying Saucer Earrings
Peacock Earrings
Bodacious Bauble Pendant

Two-Hour Projects
Little Black Dress Ring
Cupped Rosette Bracelet
Darling Dangle Earrings
Light the Lantern Pendant
Omm Ombre Bracelet
Raw Power Hoop Earrings
Last Dance Choker

Three-Hour Projects

Flying Saucer Bracelet
Il Bacio (The Kiss)
Light and Shadow Trifecta Bracelet
Natural Wonder Bracelet
Chevron Chain Bracelet
Tila for Two Bracelet

Four-Hour Projects

Captured Pearls Necklace
Fishnet Stockings Rope
Pearls a la Mode Choker
Mosaic Rivoli Bracelet
Sophia’s Fandango Necklace

Acknowledgments and About the Author
Reviews

I love the jewelry-making books released by Kalmbach. They are printed on high quality paper, with full color photos, and are filled with wonderful easy-to-make original designs that stir the imagination and always manage to infuse my creativity. Jane Danley Cruz’s latest release, Ready, Set, Bead! has “25 quick and easy stitching projects” that will help us make stunning pieces of jewelry that will please and amaze even the beginner.

As usual, the author begins with information on basics: Beading tools and Materials, Beading Techniques, and other items you may want to have on hand, like bead mats or bead boards (which I recommend), bead dishes and task lamps. The beading technique section covers basic stitches and techniques, but what I like most about this release is that the author guides us through designs taking one hour and, as we get more comfortable with the process, pieces that are progressively more involved. All of the jewelry designs in this book are absolutely stunning and can be easily redesigning incorporating your own concepts and colors. One look at the cover of this release will give you an idea of the exceptional designs included between the covers, but I have my favorites: The “Arabesque Earrings” (featured on the cover, 1-hour project), the “Little Black Dress Ring” (2 hours), the Chevron Chain Bracelet” (3 hours) and the “Fishnet Stockings Rope” (4 hours), the latter of which is reminiscent of vintage jewelry pieces.

The real value of this outstanding new release is the author’s past experience as a teacher and Associate Editor of Bead&Button magazine, which speaks of her expertise. Using this book is like taking classes in your own home, at your leisure, to create wonderful and unique pieces for yourself, your friends, and your family.

Linda Morelli - MyShelf Reviewer, Editor and Contest Coordinator 

 

Ready, Set, Bead! 25 Quick & Easy Stitching Projects comes from the associate editor of Bead&Button Magazine and supplies easy, quick projects for stitchers who may believe they have no time for making intricate beaded jewelry. 

Each introductory piece takes less than an hour to complete; while later, more advanced beading projects that build on skills developed in earlier chapters take no more than four hours to finish. 

Each project includes step-by-step instructions and close-up color photos, designer's notes, and tips that avoid some of the confusion that beaders can experience during the process. 

The result is a 'must' for beginners, but also for beaders who have some background yet need specific directions and quick projects that produce professional results.

Diane - Donovan's Literary Services
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