The right necklace can be a fashion keystone -- bringing a whole outfit together for a polished and haute look. An artfully crafted necklace is a wearable work of art -- an art which to some, like myself, is all at once fascinating and intimidating.
|necklaceology begins with 14 pages of terminology for the materials and tools of the trade indexed with full-color photos, full descriptions and tips.|
For those not yet fluent in the vernacular of crimp beads, scrimp findings, clamshells and cup chains, Candie Cooper's* new book, necklaceology, from Lark Jewelry & Beading, demystifies the art of jewelry making, taking you step-by-step through terminology, techniques, and projects with which to build the skills and drive the passion of any aspiring jewelry artist.
|necklaceology breaks down all the techniques you'll need to know to launch into the world of jewelry making in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format accompanied by color photographs of each step.|
For the practiced beading or jewelry-making enthusiast, Cooper's book is filled with inspiration and 40 beautifully conceived projects that range from the exotic, Steampunk and Old World to Southwestern, whimsical and Art Nouveau.
Here are some of my favorite projects:
With no prior jewelry-making experience, I was able to use the references from the first part of necklaceology and the techniques found in the "Kiss the Bride" tutorial to string my collection of vintage buttons and faux cut crystal beads into this stunning necklace (tutorial HERE):
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-------------------------------Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of necklaceology from Lark Jewelry and Beading for the purpose of review. All opinions are genuine and are my own.