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« on: July 14, 2009 06:55:52 PM »

Sponsored Content - Craft Book Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the new craft book...

Simply Gemstones: Designs for Creating Beaded Gemstone Jewelry
by Nancy Alden



ABOUT THIS BOOK

Celebrities and fashion runways are glittering with gemstones more than ever these days, and chances are that if you're a lover of jewelry and accessories youve lusted after a gem at some point in your life be it turquoise, emerald, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, or, of course, a diamond.

Now Nancy Alden returns with her popular Beadworks series, this time introducing readers to what can seem like a daunting project, creating jewelry from gemstones. But in her typical fashion, she takes the anxiety out of the process, showing anyone how to create stunning gemstone earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Today, precious and semi-precious stones are available in many bead stores and online at a range of price points, making what had once been exclusive, expensive projects completely doable.

Youll also be introduced to stones such as the Peruvian Opal, Pink Sapphire, Rutilated Quartz and Peridot, among a slew of others that you may not be immediately familiar with, but with which it's easy to fall in love.From humble hematite chips to sparkling sapphires and uncut diamonds, in Simply Gemstones there's a gem and a corresponding project that is sure to complement your look or make a special gift.



Black Onyx and Gold Earrings


Like a simple black dress, round, matte black onyx beads are the most modest of fashions, but they can be the perfect companion for the richness of gold. These ornamented vermeil bead caps provide plenty of glitter, but they need the restraint of the sober black onyx to be elegant.



1. Start the earring by making the dangles. Add to each 1⁄2" headpin an onyx bead, a bead cap so that it fits over the onyx bead, and a round gold bead. Make a simple loop.

2. Open the jump rings. Add 1 dangle to a 3mm jump ring and attach it to the ring at one end of the chain. Close the jump ring. Use a 3.5mm jump ring to add 2 dangles to the next ring of the chain. Repeat this to add another 2 dangles to the next ring of the chain.

3. Attach the end of the chain to the earwire (either by opening the loop of the earwire or slipping it over the hook, depending on the style). Add two dangles to a jump ring and attach it to the loop of the earwire. Close the jump ring.

Tools
Round--Nosed Pliers, Flat--Nosed Pliers

Materials
14 4mm round matte black onyx beads
14 6mm vermeil bead caps
2 1 1/8" pieces of gold--filled long and short chain each with 3 long bars and 3 rings
14 2mm hollow gold--filled round beads
6 3.5mm gold--filled jump rings
2 3mm gold--filled jump rings
14 1/2" vermeil headpins with ball tip
1 pair gold--filled earwires



Check out some of the other gorgeous jewelry projects in this book below!



« Last Edit: July 14, 2009 06:56:21 PM by the craftster admin (leah) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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jewelrymakingsullpies
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009 12:58:47 AM »

Hi

By seeing the designs it seems to be a interesting book. 
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Rico121
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 08:26:03 AM »

Want this book, been looking for something to make my earrings more interesting.
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lriley39
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009 08:07:19 AM »

what a great and interesting book
« Last Edit: September 15, 2009 08:09:32 AM by lriley39 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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