Author(s): Linda Jones
This is the essential companion for any fan of stunning jewellery made from wire and beads. Celebrated jewellery designer and best-selling author Linda Jones presents a must-have collection of beautiful pieces in a variety of styles. Packed with designs for daytime, ethnic-inspired necklaces, fun projects for kids, pretty pieces for special occasions and items suitable for beginners, keen crafters will find all they need here. You will learn how to combine beads with simple and intricate chain designs, and how to create elegant finishing touches by adding tiny shells, leather and delicate ribbon. Why not try the stunning birthstone bracelet, or make impressive costume jewellery such as the spiral choker and the striking tiara for a bride? You don't need expensive tools, materials or know-how as the step-by-step instructions, techniques and tips will help you to create professional-looking pieces that you will be proud to wear yourself or give as a gift. And if you're already a jewellery aficionado, you'll find plenty of ideas and project variations to inspire you to create more designs of your own.
Linda Jones trained at the Metropolitan University, London, specializing in enamelling. She began teaching wire jewellery eight years ago, and now runs creative wire workshops from her studio in Kent. Linda is the author of seven books on the subject of wire jewellery, all published by CICO Books.