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Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-49782-1
384 pages
April 2013
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Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and more

Want to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition of Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides the easy-to-understand information that makes it easy.

  • Updated information on getting started and setting up the necessities of a jewelry maker's workshop
  • New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creations
  • Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap bracelets
  • Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someone's rights
  • New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning your hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through Etsy.com, blogs, and social media sites
  • From attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and more

With hundreds of detailed photos—now featured in full-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies is the ideal resource you'll turn to again and again to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Jewelry Making and Beading 5

Chapter 1: An Insider’s Look at Jewelry Making and Beading 7

Chapter 2: Tricks and Tools of the Trade 19

Chapter 3: Making Magic with Beads, Crystals, Pearls, and Stones 43

Chapter 4: Creating Your Jewelbox: Setting Up Your Workshop 71

Part II: Discovering Simple Jewelry-Making Techniques 83

Chapter 5: Uncovering the Simple Secrets of Stringing and Knotting 85

Chapter 6: Winding It Up with Wire Wrapping 109

Chapter 7: Stamping Custom Metal Jewelry 131

Chapter 8: Combining Other Crafts with Jewelry Making  145

Part III: Implementing Design Ideas, Trends, and More  169

Chapter 9: Creating Fun, Funky Jewelry for Everyday Wear  171

Chapter 10: Designing High-End Jewelry 201

Chapter 11: Making Jewelry for Men 221

Chapter 12: Upcycling: Breathing New Life into Scraps and Vintage Pieces 235

Part IV: Building on Your Jewelry-Making Hobby 257

Chapter 13: Decorating with Jewelry and Beads 259

Chapter 14: Making Jewelry with Kids 277

Chapter 15: Hosting a Jewelry-Making Party 297

Chapter 16: Turning Your Hobby into a Business 309

Part V: The Part of Tens 331

Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Online Resources for Materials, Supplies, and More 333

Chapter 18: Ten Common Jewelry-Making Mistakes to Avoid 337

Chapter 19: Ten Great Ways to Make Money Selling Your Creations 341

Index 351

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Heather H. Dismore has been making unique jewelry pieces using simple materials, found objects, and everyday items for more than 20 years. Find her online at heatherdismore.com or connect with her on Twitter (@heatherdismore) and Pinterest (heatherdismore).

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