An enticing spectrum of designs - simple drops with sparkling vintage beads, flashy fringe inspired by the 1970s, free-form doodles, tasteful tassels, and delicate crosses made with Russian techniques - are featured in the projects included in this guide that focuses solely on the creation of earrings. Using a variety of popular beads, a potpourri of beading methods such as basic stringing, edging variations, netting, peyote stitch, right-angle weave, and wirework, and clear illustrations, this how-to shows beginners and those with more advanced skills how to simply and quickly create an assortment of drop, hoop, and chandelier earrings.
About the Author
Jean is a freelance craft editor and author. She is the founding editor of Interweave’s Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 40 books, most recently including CPi’s Beadwork Inspired by Art: Impressionist Jewelry and Accessories and Beadwork Inspired by Art: Art Nouveau Jewelry and Accessories. Other recent books include The New Beader's Companion, Getting Started Stringing Beads, Beaded Weddings, The Art of Beaded Beads, Beadwork Creates Jewelry, and Beading with Crystals. Jean is the senior editor of Interweave’s Beading Daily, and has appeared on the DIY Jewelry Making show, The Shay Pendray Show, and PBS' Beads, Baubles, and Jewels where she gives how-to instructions, provides inspiration, and offers crafting advice.