Celebrated jewelry designer and bestselling author Linda Jones presents a must-have collection of beautiful pieces, all made from made from wire and beads, in a variety of styles.
Packed with designs for daytime, ethnic-inspired necklaces, fun projects for kids, pretty pieces for special occasions, and items suitable for beginners, keen crafters will never need to buy another jewelry book again. You will learn how to combine beads with simple and intricate chain designs, and how to create elegant finishing touches by bringing in tiny shells, leather, and delicate ribbon. Why not try the stunning birthstone bracelet, or make impressive costume jewelry such as the spiral choker and the striking wedding tiara? You don’t need expensive tools and materials, nor any previous experience, as the step-by-step instructions, techniques, and tips will help you to create professional-looking pieces that you will be proud to wear yourself or give as a gift. And if you’re already a jewelry aficionado, you’ll find plenty of ideas and project variations to inspire you to create more designs of your own.
Linda Jones trained at the Metropolitan University, London, specializing in enamelling. She began teaching wire jewelry eight years ago, and now runs creative wire workshops from her studio in Kent. Linda is the author of seven books on the subject of wire jewellery, all published by CICO Books. The author is based in Tonbridge, Kent, UK.