By Melinda Barta

Universal craft provides locate new goal with the beautiful, nontraditional jewellery designs during this guidebook. fundamentals goods akin to embossing powder, university paper, cord, fiber, and upholstery can be utilized to create exclusive, boutique-style items with a private twist. From romantic wire-worked dangles and straightforward polymer clay beads to cloth charms and baked bead collages, the radical use of easy offers offer a wealth of recent percentages for crafters. every one venture part is proven in a couple of colour and layout diversifications, inspiring readers to create their very own jewellery items, and sidebars percentage insider counsel, uncomplicated stringing and wirework suggestions, and undertaking and procuring assets.

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Loop: Hold the first wraps with the chain-nose pliers and bend the remaining wire down to one side at a 90˚ angle. Use the round-nose pliers to form a loop {Fig. 3}. {Fig. 3} Final wraps: Hold the loop in the chain-nose pliers and wrap the wire down over the first wraps. Continue to wrap over the top of the bead, holding the bead so that the top is centered under the first wraps. After the top of the bead has been covered with a few wraps, you may find it easier to remove the pliers and finish wrapping the wire by hand, rotating the bead to help keep tension on the wire.

5~ finishing. For suggestions on how to incorporate these pendants into necklaces, see the sidebar at right. {tip For more info on embossing powders, tools, and techniques, see p. 51. 2 x 3 cm) frame. Attach 1 antique brass jump ring to the top of the frame and string with smoky topaz 3×2mm faceted rondelles, white/yellow 4×3mm faceted pressed-glass rondelles, silver-lined orange matte size 11° seed beads, and citrine 4mm rounds. Emboss the edges of an antique French reproduction playing card (with an image of an angel) with copper embossing powder and adhere a solid brass angel wing to the card’s angel.

If the button has a shank, cut a small X in the center of the foundation to accommodate for it. Center the button and trace around the outside edge; set the button aside. 2~ Stitching. Stitch along the outside edge of the traced circle using fire-polished rounds (the charlottes will be added during a second pass): Pass 1: Tie a double knot at the end of 24" (61 cm) of thread and bring the needle up 1 /16" (2 mm) outside the traced circle. String 1 fire-polished round, slide the bead down, and hold it in place against the foundation; take the needle to the back, inserting it perpendicular to the fabric at the end of the bead so that the stitch is the same length as the bead {Fig.

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