There are projects you can make in less than an hour, like the single-stone bling rings, as well as more advanced pieces made from mixed media like polymer clay, resin, pewter and copper. You can also learn Peyote stitch, an ancient Native American stitch that is easy to bead and amazingly versatile. The techniques section gives all the essentials, from specific stitches to using jump rings and crimp beads, plus embellishments such as tassels. Clear step-by-step instructions make this book suitable for beginners as well as more experienced jewellery-makers, and there are plenty of ideas and variations to develop and pesonalize the projects. Each piece of jewellery can be made quickly and easily, so you'll soon have your own individual collection in no time at all.
Linda Peterson has been a professional award-winning arts and crafts designer for the past 20 years, and is known for her unique eye for detail. Her dazzling designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. Her previous books include Creative Ideas to Organize Your Home, Beading in No Time (over 20,000 copies sold), How to Make Polymer Clay Beads, Metalwork Jewelry and Art + Life Combined (all published by CICO Books).