Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118497813
  • ISBN-13: 9781118497814
  • DDC: 739.27
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This revised edition of Jewelry Making s workshop New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creations such as bottle caps and more Fresh ideas for creative and easy-to-follow projects Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap bracelets Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someones rights New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning the hobby into a business and gaining exposure through, blogs and social media sites From attaching clasps, working with wire, to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes to show readers step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting Started with Jewelry Making and Beading.
3: An Insider's Look at Jewelry Making and Beading.
4: Tricks and Tools of the Trade.
5: Making Magic with Beads, Crystals, Pearls, and Stones.
6: Creating Your Jewelbox: Setting up Your Workshop.
7: Discovering Simple Jewelry-Making Techniques.
8: Uncovering the Simple Secrets of Stringing and Knotting.
9: Winding It up with Wire Wrapping.
10: Stamping Custom Metal Jewelry.
11: Combining Other Crafts with Jewelry Making.
12: Implementing Design Ideas, Trends, and More.
13: Creating Fun, Funky Jewelry for Everyday Wear.
14: Designing High-End Jewelry.
15: Making Jewelry for Men.
16: Upcycling: Breathing New Life into Scraps and Vintage Pieces.
17: Building on Your Jewelry-Making Hobby.
18: Decorating with Jewelry and Beads.
19: Making Jewelry with Kids.
20: Hosting a Jewelry-Making Party.
21: Turning Your Hobby into a Business.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten (or So) Online Resources for Materials, Supplies, and More.
24: Ten Common Jewelry-Making Mistakes to Avoid.
25: Ten Great Ways to Make Money Selling Your Creations.
How to Use the DVD.