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Beading with Charms: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques
Beading with Charms Beautiful Jewelry Simple Techniques Author:Katherine Duncan Aimone From a reconstructed vintage necklace that incorporates family heirlooms to a locket collar with trinkets and ribbon, these projects are literally charm-filled. This latest entry in the popular Beading with series goes way beyond the familiar charm bracelet; it features unique pieces that are fresh, fashionable, fabulous, and fun. And you... more »’ll be amazed at the found, fabricated, and repurposed objects the talented artists have dangling from their jewelry: Swarovski hearts, salvaged keys, board game bits, travel mementoes, and more. Some of the creations—including earrings made from Cracker Jack prizes—strike a nostalgic chord; others, like the Rustic Charms design with silvery discs and clusters of freshwater pearls, have a touch of elegance. Every crafter will find one to make her own.« less
This is my first beading book exclusively about the use of 'charms' in necklaces and bracelets. I'd not given them much thought until paging thru the samples and recipes in this book, but now my eyes have been opened. The recipes are well written, the pictures are large and detailed. I liked that the book covers classic, eclectic and modern design. It uses as the base chain, pearls, kumihimo weaving, and many other types of bead worked elements. The charms themselves are made up of many types of materials, so there is something for everyone in this book.