This first book in the new series will get readers started in making beaded jewellery, similar to the hugely popular absolute beginners course that Carolyn teaches. It introduces people who have no experience whatsoever, and who may never even have tried a craft before, to the basic techniques, tools and materials involved through simple, inspiring projects. It includes a pictorial 'Jargon buster' glossary of the essential tools and materials used (with both UK and US terms); an index; and 12 step-by-step projects through which people can learn... + Read More
An easy to follow guide to producing beautiful Japanese braids using Kumihimo disks and plates; templates for which are printed on the cover flap ready to be cut out and used. There is advice on the yarns or threads to use, arranging the threads on the disk or plate, producing many different types of braid, braiding with beads, finishing off and using the braids to make bracelets, necklaces, bag handles and much more.
Series: How to Make Resin JewelleryWith over 50 inspirational step-by-step projectsPaperbackSara Naumann9781782213376$23.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Mar 13, 2017
Resin jewellery first started in the US around 6 years ago and has now become one of the fastest-growing trends in jewellery making. The technique is very simple you simply mix the two-part resin together and pour into a bezel or pendant. Rings, pendants, brooches, cufflinks, hairpins and bracelets are all easy to make and look incredibly professional when done. In this inspiring book, well-known crafter Sara Naumann shows you just how easy and quick resin jewellery is to make, using minimal equipment and readily available products, and pro... + Read More
Series: Metal Clay Animal Jewellery20 striking projects in silver, copper and bronzePaperbackNatalia Colman9781782210771$24.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 21, 2015
This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by designer and author Natalia Colman, shows you how to create 20 beautiful pieces of jewellery from silver, copper and bronze clays. It features rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and is divided into five animal-themed chapters. The designs include household favourites such as cats and dogs, as well as fashion-forward pieces such as a swallow ring, bull pendant and swan brooch. The book starts with a thorough basic techniques section, while the more advanced and inventive techniques a... + Read More
In Beading for the Absolute Beginner, professional beadwork artists and teachers, Liz Thornton and Jean Power, tell you everything you need to know to create beautiful, colourful beaded accessories even if youve never tried before. The techniques come with step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands-free format enable you to practice and master each technique more easily. The book covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques and also features a selection of attractive, simple projects specially designed for the beginner.
Series: Japanese BraidingThe Art of KumihimoHardcoverJacqui Carey9781844484263$21.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Aug 01, 2009
RE-ISSUE This book will introduce you to the basics of Japanese braiding. There are full step-by-step instructions for each move, followed by pictures of lovely examples to inspire you. 'I strongly recommend this book for the timid beginner and others already addicted.' Jennie Parry, World of Embroidery.
Series: SoutacheHow to make beautiful braid-and-bead embroidered jewellery and accessoriesPaperbackDonatella Ciotti9781782214809$17.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Apr 24, 2017
Discover Soutache, the art of creating modern and unique jewellery from looped braids. Donatella Ciotti shows you how to create stunning, expensive-looking costume jewellery, from earrings and bracelets to brooches for hats, with full-colour, detailed photography to guide you through each process. There is even a gallery of images at the end of the book to inspire you to create your own, bespoke soutache masterpieces. Learn about the history of jewellery crafting and the ever-growing trend for affordable yet stylish costume jewellery, befor... + Read More
Series: Metal Clay JewellerySpiral boundNatalia Colman9781782210443$24.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 22, 2014
This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by jewellery designer Natalia Colman, features silver, copper and bronze clays. The book is divided up by technique, such as Making connections after firing, Setting stones and Working with colour. It contains 17 jewellery projects including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and decorative clasps: it is thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, but innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery-makers. Many of the projects include ideas for adapt... + Read More
Jewellery designer Carolyn Schulz has created twenty imaginative pieces of trendy Steampunk jewellery to make. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to assemble these wonderful pieces and be inspired to invent your own original Steampunk variations. Choose from pendants, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings, earrings and many more.
Series: Spellbound Festive Beading TwoMore Decorative Ornaments, Tassels and MotifsPaperbackJulie Ashford9780956503053$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Feb 20, 2017
Following the fabulous success of Spellbound Festive Beading, Julie Ashford has designed a whole new collection of beaded baubles, earrings and other festive inspired decorations. Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to make a dazzling array of beaded designs that look great as earrings and work equally well as small decorations. Learn how to take the designs further by changing the bauble size, create mobiles, make beautiful beaded tassels, or simply take your favourite element of a design and create a beautiful piece of jewellery. This ... + Read More
This book introduces a range of jewellery items, including pendants, bracelets, bangles, earrings, rings and a few items of mens jewellery all using leather and suede, in addition to beads and pre-bought chains and jewellery findings. The techniques involved are simple and require very little in the way of specialist tools.
Series: Spellbound Festive BeadingDecorative Ornaments, Tassels and MotifsPaperbackJulie Ashford9780956503022$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Feb 20, 2017
Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to make a dazzling array of beaded baubles, stars, icicles and snowflakes, and adorable beaded Christmas Tree, Santa, Angel and Christmas Pudding designs that look great as earrings and work equally well as small decorations. Learn how to take the designs further by changing the bauble size, create mobiles, make beautiful beaded tassels, or simply take your favourite element of a design and create a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Making beautiful Brazilian friendship bracelets has never been easier: all you need is some cotton yarn, scissors and a safety pin and youre ready to go! The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by annotated photographs that will show you how to create stripes, polka dots and other patterns weaving your colours together into fabulous bracelets for you and your friends. Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults.
Beads have been used for decoration for centuries. Available in a huge array of colours, shapes and sizes, they are beautiful, adaptable, and easy to work with. These practical projects show how you can add detail, texture, colour and originality to garments and accessories by incorporating beads into your knitting, crochet and needlework. Learn traditional and contemporary techniques such as bead weaving, stringing, wirework and strand-knotting, and even find out how to make your own beads.
Series: Search Press Mini MakesShamballa BraceletsHardcoverSandra Lebrun9781782212447$6.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Aug 24, 2015
Shamballa bracelets are beautifully simplistic works of art. Here, you will find fourteen Tibetan inspired designs to make, all accompanied by illustrations and step-by-step instructions. There is also advice on which yarns, fabrics and beads you should use as well as knotting and tying techniques. Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults.
RE-ISSUE Friendship is universal, crossing continents, generations and all other barriers...friendship bracelets are for young and old, teenagers and grandparents; from friend to friend or from boy to girl. You do not need any weaving equipment to make these vibrant Central and South American bracelets. Just learn two basic knots, use a safety pin to keep your work taut, and then knot colourful cotton threads into a host of different patterns. This book shows - row by row in coloured easy-to-follow diagrams - how to make twenty-two different d... + Read More
Suzen Millodot illustrates the versatility of a few simple macramé techniques and creates twenty imaginative designs and great alternative ideas using braids, cords and beads. She includes patterns for two easy knots: the square knot and the larks head knot, showing how to tie them in different ways using just four cords, and combines them with beads to make stylish necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Repeat one knot and complement the cord with contrasting beads to make eyecatching bracelets. Interweave cords of different colours and create tre... + Read More
Perfect for the small beading enthusiast this book is packed full of projects. All of the projects have detailed recipes and are fully illustrated with step by step instructions, and all are graded for difficulty. The basics are explained from terminology to techniques and design ideas and inspirations are provided throughout. Each chapter starts with a main project which introduces the theme and takes you step-by-step through the construction of the headline tassel. Some of the chapters then lead on to more elaborate inspirations projects and ... + Read More
Eleven delightful jewellery pieces to make from fabric. The projects include brooches, bracelets, necklaces and hair accessories choose any fabric you like to create your own personalised designs. All the techniques are explained with simple step-by-step instructions at the front of the book. Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults.
Traditionally, friendship bracelets were created by North American Indians using a simple piece of knotted cord, but more recently they have evolved to include a multitude of materials, techniques and styles. Modern designs use leather, suede, ribbon and cord, and feature charms, beads and crystals there are no rules and you are limited only by your imagination! However, the spirit of the friendship bracelet remains a handmade gift to celebrate and confirm a special friendship. The twenty designs in this book range from those that are beautif... + Read More
Simple knotted necklaces look elegant and stylish when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Just one knot with several semi-precious beads is stunning. Matching bracelets catch the eye and can be worn on any occasion. Once the techniques are mastered, designs can be as extravagent, or as simple as you want - no specialist equipment is required and no special skills. The techniques are explained clearly with many detailed step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams and helpful advice, and inspirational projects are includ... + Read More
Knotted necklaces look great when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Just one knot with several semi-precious beads is stunning. Once the techniques are mastered, designs can be as extravagent, or as simple as you want - no specialist equipment is required and no special skills. This book includes detailed step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams, helpful advice and inspirational projects.
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