Bead Fantasies II (Paperback)

More Beautiful, Easy-To-Make Jewelry

By Takako Samejima

Kodansha, 9784889961881, 84pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2005

List Price: 18.00*
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Description

Create unique, high-fashion accessories using beads.

From the streets to the runways, beaded jewelry and accessories continue to be seen everywhere.

Now, with beautiful color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. The book is divided into three sections. The first part focuses on different accessories designed around one motif, for example a clover, a diamondshaped flower, a crown. The second section offers patterns that allow readers to use their own beads to create completely original pieces. The third part, entitled "Bead Items," is organized by type of accessory- rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Bead Fantasies II offers features that will be indispensable to the novice beader: an introduction to various kinds of beads, beading techniques with step-by-step color pictures, and descriptions of tools which the reader will need to get started.
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About the Author

TAKAKO SAMEJIMA has been making bead accessories since she was in elementary school. She opened her own atelier named Crystalloid in 1995. Her characteristic designs-chic, colorful, sophisticated motifs- are popular among beaders and have been featured in Japanese fashion magazines.