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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, 58-60

sources for, 69-73 types, 67 pendants, paper-mache, 265-266 peridot, 66

Peruvian Beaded Key Chain, 176-177 pewter, 29

peyote stitch (bead weaving), 120-121 photo holder, wire and bead, 244-246 Photo Wine Charms, 242-244 picture frame, beaded, 238-240 picture frame charms, 243 plastic coated wire, 28 plating, 29 platinum, 30 pleather cord, 25 pliers for crimping, 103, 322 flat-nose, 26, 31, 284 for jewelry making parties, 284 round-nose, 14, 31, 284 polishing clothes, 44 polymer clay, 258-259

Polymer Clay Fossil Pendant Necklace, 266-268 Polymer Clay Tie-Dye Barrette, 273-274 post earrings, 36-37, 153-154 Powley, Tammy (creative consultant), auction tips, 304, 309 practice, importance of, 23, 103, 323 precious metal wire, 28 preschoolers, projects for, 256-257 preteens, projects for, 258 pricing jewelry labor costs, 296-297

material and supply costs, 276-278, 295-296 overhead costs, 297 wholesale versus retail, 297, 306 princess necklaces, 157 Princess Pearls with Ribbon Necklace, 190-192 project instructions African-Inspired Bracelet, 206-207 Alexandrite Surprise Necklace, Bracelet, and

Earring Set, 185-186 Beaded Bookmark, 250-251 Beaded Picture Frame, 238-240 Beaded "S" Scroll Bracelet, 134-136 Beaded Watch with Interchangeable Band, 173-174

Big and Small Bauble Earrings, 155-156

Bridal Earrings, 192-193

Carnelian and Pearl Stretch Bracelet, 165-166

Celtic Wrapped Earrings, 142-144

Celtic Knot Pendant on Leather Cord, 13-15

Crystal and Pearl Y-Necklace, 183-185

Crystal Drop Earrings, 54-56 Elegant Crystal and Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, 99-100

Fanciful Fairy Y-Necklace, 162-164 Floating Stone Drop Necklace, 73-74 Flower Seed Bead Bracelet, 110-113 Freshwater Pearl and Rose Quartz Sweetheart

Bracelet, 199-200 Friendship Bracelet, 270-272 Fringe Earrings, 117-120 Fringed Lampshade, 236-238 Front Toggle Necklace, 158-160 Garnet and Silver Bracelet, 167-168 Glass Beaded Necklace with Pendant, 160-162 Glittery Bugle Bead Barrettes, 272-273 Hematite Crystal Choker, 128-129 Hematite Eyeglass Cord, 177-179 Hematite Stretch Bracelet, 92-93 Holiday Chandelier Earrings, 198-199 Holiday Decoration, 196-198 Hook and eye clasps, 145-146 lndian-lnspired Chandelier Earrings, 212-214 ltalian Charm Bracelet, 268-269 Japanese-lnspired Jade Pendant Necklace, 208-210

Lampshade Bead Strand, 248-250 Memory Wire Cuff Bracelet, 169-171 Native American Bear and Bone Necklace, 217-218

Native American-lnspired Necklace, 215-216 1920's-lnspired Tassel Necklace, 220-223 1940's-lnspired Garnet Hat Pin, 223-224 1950's-lnspired Rat Pack Charm Bracelet, 224-226

1960's-lnspired Aquarius Earrings, 226-227 1970's-lnspired Psimple Psychedelic Earrings, 227-228

Patriotic Polymer Clay Necklace, 202-204 Peruvian Beaded Key Chain, 176-177 Photo Wine Charms, 242-244 Polymer Clay Fossil Pendant Necklace, 266-268

Polymer Clay Tie-Dye Barrette, 273-274

Princess Pearls with Ribbon Necklace, 190-192

Pumpkin Anklet, 194-196

Semi-Precious Stone Anklet, 175-176

"S" Hook Clasps, 146-147

"S" Wire Earrings, 147

Springtime Egg Stretch Bracelet, 201-202

Sun Catcher, 246-248

Teardrop Seed Bead Necklace, 122-125

Three-Strand Mom's Beaded Bracelet, 171-173

Tin-Cup Necklace, 96-98

Uber-Long Crystal and Sterling earrings,

188-189 Vase "Necklace," 240-242 Venetian Glass Drop Earrings, 154-155 Wire and Bead Scroll Photo Holder, 244-246 Wrapped Beaded Earrings, 139-141 projects for children, 266-274 for the home, 235-251 illusion necklaces, 41-44 for jewelry making parties, 280-282 overview, 15-18 Pumpkin Anklet, 194-196

quartz, rose, 66, 67

registering business name, 293

retail prices, 297, 306

retro-look designs, 219-228

ribbon, beading on, 24

rings, memory wire for, 27

Rio Grande jewelry supplies, 26, 318

rock crystal, 66

Roman-inspired jewelry designs, 229-230

rondelle beads, 51

rope necklaces, 157

rosary pliers, 32-33

rose quartz, 66, 67

Roth, Eileen (Organizing For Dummies), 77

rough beads, thread for, 23

round beads, 49

round wire, 130

round-nose pliers, 14, 31, 284

rubber cord, 26

"S" clasps, 39

"S" hook clasps, 146-147

"S" scrolls (wire wrapping), 133-136

"S" Wire Earrings, 147

safety equipment, 85-86

safety issue, 86

sapphire, 67

satin cord, 24

SBA (Small Business Administration) services, 294-295

school colors, designing jewelry using, 256

scissors, 110 seed beads bead weaving using, 110 sizes and uses, 47-48 thread for, 22, 23 self-hardening clay, 258 selling. See also businesses, setting up approaches, 19

at art and crafts shows, 298-303 at boutiques and shops, 306 consignment shops, 312-314 at home jewelry-selling parties, 304 leasing space in shops, 311-312 mail-order businesses, 305-306 online auctions, 306-309 pricing, 295-298 at shows, 298-303 through online auctions, 306-311 through Web sites, 310-311 tips for, 326-328 Semi-Precious Stone Anklet, 175-176 Sendomatic Web site, 279 serpentine, 66

setting up. See also workspaces at art and crafts shows, 300-303 jewelry making and beading businesses, 289-295

7-10 year olds, projects for, 256-257 shapes of beads, 49-51 of pearls, 61-62 shipping charges (online auctions), 308-309 shopping carts, 311 shops consignment shops, 312 leasing space in, 311-312 selling jewelry at, 328 shoulder duster earrings, 152 shows art and crafts, selling at, 298-303, 327 flower and home, selling at, 327 gem and bead, buying at, 72-73 Silamide thread, 22 silk cord, 26 silk thread, 23 silver beads, 25, 47

designing using, 190, 206, 232 nickel silver, 29 silver-finish, 29 silver-plate, 29 sterling, 30 uses for, 67 simulated gemstones, 68

sizes pearls, 61 seed beads, 48 wire, 130, 131 slip knots, 104-105

Small Business Administration (SBA) services, 294-295

snacks, for jewelry making parties, 280 sole proprietorships, 291 sonic cleaners, 44 sorting trays, 84-85, 284

sources for supplies. See supplies and materials spacer beads, 47, 49

Special-T illusion glue, 107

speckled canes, 263-264

split rings, 35

split-ring pliers, 32-33, 284

springring clasps, 38-39

Springtime Egg Stretch Bracelet, 201-202

square knot, 105-106

steel cord, stainless, 24-25

steel, surgical, 30

sterling silver, 30

stocking up. See supplies and materials stones. See gemstones stone-setting pliers, 32-33 stores selling jewelry to, 306 as source for beads, pearls, stone, 69-70 storing and organizing stock, 82-85 stretch bracelets cord for, 23-24

projects, 15-16, 165-168, 201-202 stringing beginning and ending strings, 100-106 Celtic Knot Pendant on Leather Cord, 13-15 cords for, 23-26 gluing with, 107-108 knotting with, 93-100 overview, 12 stretch bracelets, 92-93 threads for, 21-23 wire for, 26-30 studs, 220

sturdiness, of earring findings, 37 suede cord, 25 Sun Catcher, 246-248 Supplemax nylon cord, 24 supplies and materials bulk purchases, 70-72 choosing carefully, 254 costs of, including in prices, 295-296 craft and bead stores, 69-70 for craft show displays, 300-302

gem and bead shows, 72-73

at jewelry making parties, 276-277, 285

quality, importance of, 321

sources for beads, pearls and gems, 11, 69-73,

306, 317-319 sources for findings, 317-319 surface quality (pearls), 62 surgical steel, 30, 154 Swarovski Austrian crystals, 56 symbolism for holiday jewelry, 194 of semi-precious metals and stones, 67 synthetic gemstones, 68-69

tables, for craft show displays, 301 for jewelry making parties, 283-285 workspace, 80 tanzanite, 66

Tax ID Number (TIN), 290-291 teardrop beads, 49

Teardrop Seed Bead Necklace, 122-125 techniques, overview, 12-13. See also stringing, wire wrapping, and individual projects theme parties, 279 thread for bead weaving, 109 monofilament thread, 23 nylon thread (fishing line), 22 silk, 23

thread conditioner, 110 weights, 22 3-4 year olds, projects for, 256-257 Three-Strand Mom's Beaded Bracelet, 171-173 tiger's eye, 66, 67

time, managing during jewelry making parties, 282

TIN (Tax ID Number), 290-291 Tin-Cup Necklace, 96-98 titanium, 30 toggle clasps, 39

tools and equipment. See also individual projects basic tools, 31 bead board organizers, 83 bead reamers, 60 for finishing thick cord jewelry, 26 for jewelry making parties, 283-285 for knotting, 94 maintaining, 322 for making clay beads, 259 pliers, 14, 26, 31-32, 103

quality, importance of, 322 round-nose pliers, 14 sorting trays, 84, 284 wire cutters, 31 for wire wrapping, 132 for working with children, 254 topaz, blue, 64 torpedo clasps, 40 tourmaline, 66, 67 trash cans, 86 trays, sorting, 84-85, 284 tri-cord knotter, 94 troy ounce, 30 tube beads, 51 tube clasps, 38

Tucson International Bead and Gem Show, 72 turquoise, 66, 67 tweezers, knotting, 94

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