The projects involve using semiprecious gemstones, and are divided into Classic, Special Occasion, and Fashion Forward pieces. As well there is information about the world of semiprecious stones, intriguing anecdotes and more. Colour pictures throughout to inspire you.
From sassy, elegant, dressy, or flirty, Create jewellery: Stones presents twenty-three projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to seed bead weaving designs.|Add a few or many semiprecious stones to jewellery designs-turquoise, amethyst, jasper, or onyx or any of the stones commonly available today-to punctuate or entirely shape the look and feel of a piece. From sassy, elegant, dressy, or flirty, Create jewellery: Stones presents twenty-three projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to seed bead weaving designs. All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use stones in jewellery designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The authors combine innovative designs with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these multifaceted beads. Following in the footsteps of Create jewellery: Pearls and Create jewellery: Crystals, Create jewellery: Stones presents stunning designs, all incorporating various semiprecious gemstone beads. Projects are divided into Classic, Special-Occasion, and Fashion-Forward categories, so readers can easily find designs of their choosing. Beautiful photos are accompanied by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, so readers can re-create their own designs. Additional material of interest for stone lovers includes stone basics, the differences between semiprecious and precious stones, entertaining tidbits about these specialty beads, and more.