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|Whether you prefer a classic single strand or a funky combination of pearls and semi-precious materials, "Simply Pearls" shows you how to create necklaces that are easy to make yet look both expensive and professionally made. No longer the extravagance they used to be, pearls come in a variety of types--from freshwater to faux--that make these beautiful gems an affordable and elegant option. With projects designed for beginners and intermediate crafters--with a few more challenging designs for good measure--"Simply Pearls" is a volume that people will consult again and again for basic stringing, knotting, and wire-work techniques; to find inspiration and project ideas, including tips on refreshing heirloom jewelry; and as a materials reference. Whether your look is modern and edgy or classic Chanel, "Simply""Pearls" offers great how-to-wear-it ideas and beautiful projects that will give you the Tiffany's look at Target prices.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||51064460|
|Number Of Pages||144 pages|
|Publisher||Crown Publishing Group|
|LC Classification Number||NK7680|
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Pearl Jewelry Reference & Projects
46 projects with written instructions. Lots of color photos of completed designs. Loaded with educational information about pearls -- you will be a pearl expert when you are done reading this book! What is a pearl Shapes / types of pearls Where pearls come from Jewelry making basics knotting, attaching clasps, how to use french wire, how to make a continuous strand without a clasp, use of crimp beads, headpins, wire wrapping and MUCH MORE!
The first section of the book describes everything about pearls. It also covers basic jewelry making techniques. Then, there are 49 interesting and beautiful designs using pearls. There are beautiful color photos of each project. The instructions are very well written, so even a beginner can follow them. I rate this an excellent book.
Great book for pearl jewelry ideas
The book has many pictures and ideas for pearl necklaces. It also provides information on different variety of pearls. Basic jewelry making is provided. However, a true beginner may find the instructions a bit too vague. If you have made a few pieces of jewelry and like pearls, this is a great book.
I really liked this book,I found it to be very inspiring. The Pictures are gorgeous and the unique use of the pearls was a joy to see. Good information on the different types of Pearls and interesting Pearl history facts. easy to follow clear instructions. This book is a skill builder. Lynn