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Making Jewelry with Gemstone Beads

by Barbara Case

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Helping you create gemstone jewellery, this collection presents over 100 projects, ranging from earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets. Showing you a range of 28 semi-precious stones, it enables you to make a project from your birthstone and glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them.|Making Jewellery with Gemstone Beads From gorgeous necklaces and bracelets to eye-catching earrings, learn how to make beautiful gemstone bead jewellery with this collection of over 100 bead project designs from best-selling author Barbara Case. This book is packed with easy-to-follow jewellery making techniques, as well as information on the features, costs and availability of 32 precious, semi-precious and ornamental stones, including birthstones. Discover the fascinating lore, legend, history and meanings behind each type of gemstone bead and make unique, personalized jewellery items for friends and family, or even just for yourself! Clear artworks and stunning photography throughout, along with expert advice from Barbara Case, ensure flawless results every time. Inside Making Jewellery with Gemstone Beads: Each chapter focuses on a different type of semi-precious stone and includes full information on appearance and colour, bead prices, bead sizes, and a buyer's guide, as well as simple instructions for making your own beautiful gemstone bead jewellery. Stones include: Agate - Amazonite - Amber - Amethyst - Aquamarine - Azurite and Malachite - Blue Lace Agate - Carnelian Agate - Citrine and Smoky Quartz - Crystal Quartz - Emerald - Fluorite - Garnet - Hematite - Jade - Jasper - Labradorite and Moonstone - Lapis Lazuli - Opal - Pearl - Peridot - Rose Quartz - Ruby - Sapphire and Iolite - Sodalite - Tiger Eye - Tourmaline - Turquoise… (more)
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The techniques used are suitable for beginners. This book's strength is in the varied lovely designs highlighting different gemstones. The designer shows a deep appreciation for gemstones. ( )
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Helping you create gemstone jewellery, this collection presents over 100 projects, ranging from earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets. Showing you a range of 28 semi-precious stones, it enables you to make a project from your birthstone and glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them.|Making Jewellery with Gemstone Beads From gorgeous necklaces and bracelets to eye-catching earrings, learn how to make beautiful gemstone bead jewellery with this collection of over 100 bead project designs from best-selling author Barbara Case. This book is packed with easy-to-follow jewellery making techniques, as well as information on the features, costs and availability of 32 precious, semi-precious and ornamental stones, including birthstones. Discover the fascinating lore, legend, history and meanings behind each type of gemstone bead and make unique, personalized jewellery items for friends and family, or even just for yourself! Clear artworks and stunning photography throughout, along with expert advice from Barbara Case, ensure flawless results every time. Inside Making Jewellery with Gemstone Beads: Each chapter focuses on a different type of semi-precious stone and includes full information on appearance and colour, bead prices, bead sizes, and a buyer's guide, as well as simple instructions for making your own beautiful gemstone bead jewellery. Stones include: Agate - Amazonite - Amber - Amethyst - Aquamarine - Azurite and Malachite - Blue Lace Agate - Carnelian Agate - Citrine and Smoky Quartz - Crystal Quartz - Emerald - Fluorite - Garnet - Hematite - Jade - Jasper - Labradorite and Moonstone - Lapis Lazuli - Opal - Pearl - Peridot - Rose Quartz - Ruby - Sapphire and Iolite - Sodalite - Tiger Eye - Tourmaline - Turquoise

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