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AB (Aurora Borealis) crystal bead finish, 53, 57 About.com jewelry making resources, 319 activity level, and workspace, 11-12 adjustable slip knots, 105 advertising, 303 African-inspired jewelry design African-lnspired Bracelet, 206-207 materials and motifs, 205-206 agate, 63 Alexandrite Surprise Necklace Bracelet, and Earring Set, 185-187 allergy, sensitivity to metals, 36, 153-154 alloy, 29 amazonite, 63, 67 amber, 63-64 amethyst, 64, 67 ametrine, 64 anklets. See also bracelets memory wire...

Taking Your Hobby to the Next Level

When do you know you're addicted to jewelry making and beading When you just can't help but share it with everyone else. It's hard to resist when people compliment you on your pieces or your kids (and their friends) want to get into your bead bins. You can involve other people (assuming you want to) in your hobby in many ways. Here are a few favorites Try a new technique with a friend. If she's a wire wrapper and you're an experienced bead stringer, take a bead-making class together. Often, the...

Wire Wrapping Magazine

Panty hose, for vacuuming beads, 81, 255 paper-mache beads and pendants, 264-266 parties, jewelry making bead bars, 276 charging for materials, 276-277 for children, 286-287 choosing projects, 280-282 furnishings and tools, 283-285 inviting guests to, 278-280 selling jewelry at, 326 set up for, 19, 285-286 snacks, 280 supplies, 285 time management, 282 partnerships, 291-292 Patriotic Polymer Clay Necklace, 202-204 PayPal payment system, 309, 311 pearls organizing and sorting, 82-83 overview,...

An Insiders Look at Jewelry Making and Beading

Deciding whether jewelry-making is for you Introducing jewelry-making techniques Choosing your projects Making more from your jewelry-making hobby lthough I could spend time explaining how rewarding, creative, and fun r jewelry making and beading are, I'll show you instead. Flip to the color photo section near the middle of this book, filled with beautiful, glossy photos of handmade jewelry pieces. Just flip through it, look at some of the projects there, and come on back to this chapter when...

Part HI Implementing Design Ideas Trends

And Chapter 8 Creating Fun, Funky Jewelry for Everyday Wear 151 Earring Identifying the hottest earring Pausing for practicality Nifty Necklaces Noticing necklace Necklace necessities Brilliant Identifying design trends Employing practical considerations Making Other Fun Chapter 9 Crafting Your Own Evening, Bridal, and Holiday Jewelry Understanding the Basic Design Process Designing for the Evening Making the Bride Celebrating Holidays with Custom Jewelry and Beading projects 194 Chapter 10...