Jewelry In a Flash

by teribaskett on September 15, 2009

Bead In a Bead

Bead In a Bead

Jewelry In a Flash
Jewelry In a Flash

I am currently working on jewelry “make and take” parties.  Part of that involves collecting designs that hostesses can select from to choose their own party project.  It’s a bit tough at time because there is a large range of psosible design to have avaialble.  I can work with ages 8 and up, so we need to offer designs for all ages and for many skills levels.

THAT is why I am working on a collection of fairly simple, straight-forward projects (well, that’s one more reason to add to my reference jewelry library anyway—I admit it, I LOVE to collect ‘how to” and information books!).  I don’t want any hostess ot have to “settle” and there are so many different styles that it takes an assortment.  Plus, if I have designs and component lists, I hope to pre-price them and put them in price ranges hostesses can choose from.

All of this is a long explanation about this latest book review  I loved the range of projects and styles in Jewelry In a Flash.  It started with a simply crystal bicone project that resembles “floating” beads but is actually much easier to make.  Next was a great contrast with large gemstone and wooden beads–a bold  design.  Another used leather cording tied between each bead.

Bangle design

Bangle design

 

This is a great design book to add to your librar,y especially if you are fairly new to beading or are looking for simple designs to add to your available inventory.  This would also be great to encourage new beaders since they can have something completed relative quickly!  Teenager ore pre-teen designers will find lots of inspiration here also.  Perhaps some great Christmas gifts they can make for others.  Sure to be a keepsake for a grandmother, aunt, teacher or dear friends!
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Taueret September 16, 2009 at 5:42 am

I love the party idea. Thanks also for posting the book review.

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