The hottest new look in fashion jewelry is all about gemstones and pearls. Now readers can create— right at home—their own unique versions of the stylish looks they see on models and in magazines.
Using simple, accessible techniques and easily assembled supplies, Making Designer Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry shows how to make chokers, lariats, bracelets, earrings, and more in a variety of styles, from classic to modern to funky. Whether the desired look is simple and elegant or ornate and chunky, the creative process is easy and fun, and the results are spectacular.
The book also offers information on the healing powers of gemstones—turquoise for serenity and positive thinking, amber for romance and love—to help readers imbue their designs with personal meaning. For anyone who loves jewelry, even if they’ve never strung a bead or twisted a wire, this unique guide will inspire readers to make beautiful, stylish accessories to keep or to give as gifts.
Tammy Powley is a jeweler, teacher, and writer. She is the host and manager of About.com’s jewelry-making Web site, where she has regular columns. She is a frequent contributor to Jewelry Crafts magazine.
These are so perfect for summer! I am going to make them in so many colors (to coordinate with all my pedicures of course).
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I think, as the recycler/upcycler that I am I think I am going to raid my old jewelry and whip up a pair of these with an old necklace....and speaking of one thing from another, be sure to scroll down to Monday July 28th's post and leave a comment about how you use one thing for another and you will be entered to win your choice of and Quayside Publishing Group book!