By Marlene Blessing, Jaime Hogsett

Crystals are a favourite layout aspect within the jewellery designers toolbox. Following within the footsteps of Create jewellery: Pearls, Create jewellery: Crystals offers 20 beautiful designs from the editors of Beadwork journal that exhibit crystals. All initiatives are glamorous, stylish, and characterize a wealthy number of how one can use those gemlike beads. furthermore, they vary in hassle from effortless stringing items to tougher seed bead weaving designs.
Beautiful pictures are followed by way of step by step directions which are effortless to persist with so readers can create those unique designs. Crystal fans also will research crystal fundamentals, the variation among artifical glass crystals and rock crystal, plus pleasing tidbits approximately this forte bead. The ebook is split into 3 major sections. «Classic» positive aspects such items as a wealthy paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, and a hour of darkness blue multistrand necklace for day or night. From the «Special social gathering» part, beaders can opt for a jewel-like bracelet, a showy cocktail ring, a necklace with pearly highlights, and lots more and plenty extra. ultimately, «Fashion ahead» designs combine stylish seems to be, comparable to a necklace pairing rock crystal and silver chunks, a layered necklace with a medieval spirit, and a lush bracelet dripping with crystal briolettes.

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Start with a simple bunny and finish sh with a beautiful unicorn! : what you will need :. This bunny is a perfect starting point for beginners. Brown clay It’s both simple and cute. 6cm) in diameter. 3 Place the egg shape onto your work surface and flatten one side down. 4 2 Roll one side of the ball between your fingers until you have an egg shape. Roll out two smaller pieces of brown clay for the ears. These should be about one-fifth the size of the body. 5 For each ear, make one end thicker than the other and flatten the thinner end.

13 3 Paint a yellow triangle for the beak using a toothpick. 11 11 Connect the circles in the middle to create a filled-in figure eight. 14 4 Paint black dots on the eyes with a toothpick. 12 Draw little U shapes on the stomach with brown paint and a toothpick. 15 Add a white dot of paint to the upper right of each eye. Once the paint has dried, glaze, if desired. : what you will need :. Penguins are such playful little animals, and I tried Black clay to capture that in this design. This project would White clay also look great in blue or pink.

Shape the ball into a rounded rectangle. Skewer the tail onto the wire with the rounded end away from the body. 10 0 8 Smooth out the clay in the area where the tail connects with the body. Press down on one long side to create the ears. 3cm) long and stick it into the body at a slight angle. Once the clay has cooled, paint on the eyes with green paint and a toothpick. 14 4 12 Thread the head onto this wire and press firmly so it stays on the body. Bake your piece at the appropriate temperature.

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