Simply Gemstones: Designs for Creating Beaded Gemstone Jewelry- By Nancy Alden
Celebrities and fashion runways are glittering with gemstones more than ever these days, and chances are that if you’re a lover of jewelry and accessories you’ve lusted after a gem at some point in your life - be it turquoise, emerald, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, or, of course, a diamond.
Now Nancy Alden returns with her popular Beadworks series, this time introducing readers to what can seem like a daunting project, creating jewelry from gemstones.
But in her typical fashion, she takes the anxiety out of the process, showing anyone how to create stunning gemstone earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Today, precious and semi-precious stones are available in many bead stores and online at a range of price points, making what had once been exclusive, expensive projects completely doable.
You’ll also be introduced to stones such as the Peruvian Opal, Pink Sapphire, Rutilated Quartz and Peridot, among a slew of others that you may not be immediately familiar with, but with which it's easy to fall in love.
From humble hematite chips to sparkling sapphires and uncut diamonds, in Simply Gemstones there’s a gem and a corresponding project that is sure to complement your look or make a special gift.
Softcover - 144pg
NANCY ALDEN is a jewelry designer and cofounder of the Beadworks Group. As Beadworks’s principal buyer and designer, she has traveled the world in search of the most beautiful elements of jewelry design. Her knowledge of beads is unrivaled.