This is a tantalizing collection of bead and button projects to inspire and desire. It shows you how vintage and new buttons in a wide range of materials can be combined with rocaille, crystal beads and pearls to maximum effect. It includes projects such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, barettes, corsages, hair slides and cuff links - all presented in easy-to-follow steps and clear photographic sequences. A chapter on jewellery-making techniques shows you how to achieve a truly professional finish.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 Necklaces, Chokers and Pendants Inc. Pearl necklace; Midnight thread necklace; Crystal pendant; Pastel star necklace; Black button choker; Heart necklace; Sparkly choker; Colourful fish choker; 2 Bracelets and Earrings Inc. Flower and leaf bracelet and earrings; Charm bracelet; Memory wire bracelet; Star shell earrings; Big button bracelet; Child's dog bracelet and earrings; Bird and button bracelet; Knitted wire bracelet; Gourd stitch bracelet; Nautilus button earrings; 3 Brooches, Hair Slides and Cuff Links Inc. Flower brooch; Dangle brooch; Crystal bead and button hair slide; Techniques; Index.
Sara Withers produces a range of exquisite jewellery, assembling her own hand-crafted beads together with buttons and beads collected from around the world. She also teaches at bead-and jewellery-making workshops and regularly exhibits her work at shows and galleries throughout the country. Sara lives near Oxford.