Technique - Beading & Jewelry
If you haven't inherited the family jewels, you can still look like you did with vintage jewelry designs by Terry Ricioli that are simple to recreate! Our easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs will guide you in using today's vintage-style components to make pieces that look like you borrowed them from your grandmother. The in-depth technique guide with step-by-step photos will help beginners learn the basics such as forming wrapped loops, crimping beads and creating head pins from wires. More advanced jewelry makers will enjoy learning how to shape metal filigree around beads, use alcohol ink to color metal and apply resin over a photo set inside a bezel turning their designs into one-of-a-kind pieces. Page count: 64
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Special techniques included in this book:
Basic jewelry-making techniques such as forming a simple loop, forming wrapped loops, opening and closing jump rings/loops, crimping beads, adding crimp covers, cutting chains, wire gauges, beading wire sizes and creating head pins from wires are included. Also included are intermediate techniques such as tea-dying bone filigree, shaping metal filigree around beads, using alcohol ink to color metal and using resin over a photo in a bezel.