This user friendly book focuses on getting the basic principles of design and colour right before moving on to the techniques needed to create and design fabulous pieces of jewellery. Each design will have basic through advanced instructions to cater for different levels of ability/experience. Designs are included for bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches and hair combs, and contain detailed instructions on finishing techniques that make your jewellery look both professional and fashionable. There is also a focus on cost-cutting by listing the essential tools, and those you can get by without, as well as how to keep costs down.
Nia Hodgson has co-owned and managed The Bead Hold Ltd at Point Chevalier, Auckland, for over 10 years - two years ago a second shop was opened in Botany South. She teaches beading classes at all levels as well as speaking at schools and to women's groups and running holiday programmes. Nia is a creative and passionate beader who regularly travels overseas to source new beads and keep up-to-date with designs and techniques.