Beads Style Magazine

In India and nearby countries such as Tibet and Nepal, jewelry is an essential part of everyday adornment. Colorful glass beads and intricate silverwork are distributed from the Indian subcontinent, and natural beads made of bone, wood, and nuts are often decorated with traditional Indian designs. In Tibet, turquoise is thought to protect wearers from evil and is often accompanied by amber and coral in religious jewelry. China is widely regarded as the leading producer of beads made from...

Nill tribe stunner

The silver beads, toggle, and fish pendant crafted by the Karen Hill Tribe of northern Thailand are a perfect match for pale blue stone rondelles. The fish swims across your neckline, while the blue beads cascade above like air bubbles. 16-inch (40 cm) strand of graduated Blue Quartz stone rondelles, ranging from approximately 8 mm x 10 mm to 16 mm x 20 mm. (The strand should have about 35 rondelles the project uses 30 of them.) 24-inch (60 cm) length of 0.019-inch (0.5 mm) beading wire Karen...

Moroccan

Rind a pair of vintage enameled beads you'd love to show off, and you're halfway home to wearing these easy-to-make earrings. Designer Terry Taylor Finished Size_ Each 2 inches (7 cm) long Materials_ 2 sterling silver eye pins 2 vintage silver Moroccan drops 4 gemstone beads 2 enameled Moroccan beads 2 sterling silver ear wires To create a natural, unified look, make sure the enameled beads and the drops include silver with a similarly antique appearance. 1. Thread the silver drops onto the eye...

The Beads

When it comes to world beads, the possibilities range just about as far and wide as the globe they come from. lhe following is a bit of information on some of the types of beads you'll encounter. Ihese categories apply to both ethnic and non-ethnic beads. You can decide to use only ethnic beads, or join together whatever types of beads strike your fancy to make beautiful world-bead jewelry projects. When it comes to world beads and their ancient traditions, we often think first of beads with a...

A tour around the beading world

Before beads were used as gorgeous adornments, accessories, and collectibles, they served our prehistoric ancestors' desire for protection from unexplainable forces of nature. These early beads were made from stone, teeth, bone, wood, and seeds. Archaeologists have excavated beads thought to be almost 40,000 years old. As trade routes developed and spanned the globe, the exchange of beads between cultures flourished. Clay beads from the shores of Greece were bartered for silver beads in the...

Beading With World Beads

Beading With World Beads

Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York London Library of Congress Cataloging-i 11-Publication Data Beading with world beads beautiful jewelry, simple techniques . Ray Hemachandra. p. cm. Includes index, ISBN 978-1 -60059-298-0 ht-plc with jacket alk. paper 1. Beadwork. 2. Jewelry making, I. Hemachandra, Ray. TT860.B333855 2009 739.27--dc22 Published by Lark Books, A Division of 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 Distributed in Canada by...