Beading with Gemstones: Beautiful Jewelry, Simple Techniques by Valerie MacCarthy

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By Valerie MacCarthy

Beading doesn’t get extra stylish than this, with such gleaming gem stones as amethyst, quartz, and lapis lazuli. Valérie MacCarthy—whose paintings graces the pages of haute couture magazines round the world—has created a powerful choice of refined, distinctive jewellery. The 30 tasks comprise bracelets, jewelry, necklaces and jewelry, and so they are inclined to the playful and colourful. furthermore, a complete part is devoted to the various stones and their homes, together with their non secular and therapeutic elements. yet what is going to quite appeal to intermediate jewelers, beaders, and different normal crafters are the items themselves: a balloon ring, festooned with seed pearls; chandelier jewelry with gleaming, dangling stones; and a fireworks necklace of citrine, peridot, and apatite. Introductory chapters current the entire gemstones, instruments, and methods utilized in the pieces.
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