Stringing is something most, if not all of us, do when we start our jewelry making journeys. While many of us go on to other disciplines, stringing is still pleasurable to return too. It can also be a creative challenge. Not so much in technique but in coming up with fresh designs which say, "Wow!"
Multistrand Jewelry: Secrets for Success is a book which I just received for review. The compilation of 27 of the best bracelet and necklace designs from Bead Style magazine speaks volumes about how to make wonderful jewelry from simple techniques.
The book shares many invaluable tips which are especially useful for beginners.
My favorite from the book was Addie Kidd's Carnelian Cascade necklace. The innovative clasp is actually the flower portion. What a clever variation of the button and loop closure idea! The petals are joined together with ribbon elastic. These can be opened up thus allowing the passage of a 10 mm round carnelian bead through to fasten the necklace!
Before You Go:
- Multistrand Necklaces Anyone? Some Cool Ideas and Tutorials
- How to Step Down a Multistrand Illusion Necklace
- More Multistrand Necklace Tutorials
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