Creating Beaded & Wired Earrings
35 gorgeous earrings, made with wire and beads, for any occasion. Making your own handcrafted jewellery is both enjoyable and satisfying, and beads and wire are so simple to use that even a beginner can make stunningly pretty pieces. Linda Jones teaches you all the techniques you’ll need to know for working with wire and beads, from the specialist tools and materials needed to how to make jump rings, spirals and earring findings, as well as hardening your work so that it withstands the strain of being worn. Then discover a wide variety of beautiful earrings to make within the six chapters: Classic Chic, Historic Charm, Fashion Focus, Glitz & Glamour, Vintage Style and Celebrations & Occasions. There are timeless styles such as droplets and hoops, but also more quirky designs, such as the Greek geometric earrings, and elaborate projects such as the Bead Bunch earrings or the Celtic-inspired Triskele earrings. Whether you want to make a gift for a friend or something to wear yourself, there is something for everyone here. Each project also has easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography so both beginners and experienced jewellery-makers can make these beautiful earrings.