Simply Stunning Jewelry
A Treasury of Projects, Techniques, and Inspiration
By Nancy Alden
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307464590, 224pp.)
Publication Date: October 6, 2009
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Gold, silver, pearls, glass, gems… No matter what material you want to work with, Simply Stunning Jewelry has it covered.
In one indispensable volume, renowned designer Nancy Alden shares her expansive knowledge of jewelry design, so that even novice jewelers can create glamorous,one-of-a-kind pieces. Simply Stunning Jewelry gives you all the instructions and inspiration you'll need to create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that perfectly suit your taste–and cost a mere fraction of the commercial retail price. With projects and materials ranging from humble hematite chips to sparkling sapphires, from precious pearls to plated base metal, there's something for jewelers on every budget.
You'll find a primer on the basics; resources for locating all the necessary findings, wire, and tools; and even care instructions and insider tips. Filled with countless jewelry patterns that all have clearly written step-by-step instructions, this comprehensive book collects 100 of the best projects from one of the world's most revered bead experts.
NANCY ALDEN is a jewelry designer and cofounder of the Beadworks Group, one of the world's largest bead retailers. She is the author of Simply Silver, Simply Gold; Simply Pearls; A Touch of Glass; and Simply Gemstones.