Beautiful, affordable, and infinitely versatile, glass beads provide limitless design possibilities. "A Touch of Glass" shows crafters how to capture the allure of glass bead jewellery that rivals the elegance and intricacy of pieces made with more precious materials. The 50 projects featured here were created by Nancy Alden and her Beadworks design team based on their extensive knowledge of designs that have lasting appeal. Whether it's a classic necklace or contemporary earrings made from carefully crafted lampwork, dichroic, seed or pressed glass beads, "A Touch of Glass" truly has designs for everyone. With brilliant photographs, clear instructions, a primer on the basics of jewellery making, resources for locating all the tools you need and enlightening titbits about the evolution and history of glass beads and bead-making, "A Touch of Glass" is a must-have for any jewellery maker's growing library.
NANCY ALDEN is a jewelry designer and cofounder of the Beadworks Group. As Beadworks's principal buyer and designer, she has traveled the world in search of the most beautiful elements of jewelry design. Her knowledge of beads is unrivaled.