Simply Gemstones

Simply Gemstones

Designs for Creating Beaded Gemstone Jewelry

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
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 you’ve 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.

You’ll 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.

Baker & Taylor
The cofounder of Beadworks provides anxiety-free, detailed instructions for creating earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from gemstones, including projects using unfamiliar stones such as Peruvian opal, pink sapphire, and rutilated quartz and peridot. Original.

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307451354
Branch Call Number: 739.27 ALDEN
Characteristics: 144 pages ; 28 cm
Notes: Includes index


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Jan 18, 2011

This book is not a description of gemstones, but rather, it has instructions for making necklaces.


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