A visual catalog for jewelry, bead artists and crafters who will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas at their fingertips to inspire their own projects.
This book is the second volume of Quarry's 1,000 series--an eye candy-laden follow-up to the very successful 1,000 Artist Trading Cards (Quarry, Spring 2007).
A showcase of stunning jewelry bits and pieces, "bling" and embellishments, will feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. This second craft collection offers color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials. One piece of jewelry might have several points of interest to be highlighted: an antique clasp, textured lampwork beads, and intricate knots.
An author of various books on art techniques, home decor, and crafts, Sandra Salamony makes a living as an art director, designer, and artist in northern Michigan. Her projects and designs have been featured in magazines, books, and on television.
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To make the ring all you need is:
A ring blank
26 gauge wire
5 petal shaped beads
1 center round bead
Standard jewelry making tools
To connect the petals run the wire through all the petal beads and twist the ends together to secure.
Thread the wire through the center bead and twist to the back of the petal section.
Then simply wrap lengths of wire over two petals and under one, working around the flower until the desired look is achieved.
Use all the ends of the wire to secure to the ring blank.
If you didn't get enough jewelry making inspiration here today grab yourself a copy of 1,000 Jewelry Inspirations for 996 more pieces or click on jewelry below or over to Sandra's site or here for a bloomin' ring of leaves!
And be sure to come back here tomorrow for "secret" way to store your treasured rings that you can whip up in just a bit with recycled materials!