Make your own designer jewellery using beads, wire and fashion pieces with this new book from the award-winning Founder of the London Jewellery School, Jessica Rose. ‘Bead & Wire Fashion Jewelry’ is a fresh and modern take on the classic techniques of making beautiful bead and wire jewellery. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, Jessica will guide you through the basic skills followed by 18 stunning statement pieces to make. Following the central ethos that ‘everyone can make jewellery’, the projects use easy-to-source materials, assume no prior knowledge and are designed for anyone to make their own professional quality jewellery from the kitchen table.
After first being introduced to all the essential techniques used to make bead and wire jewellery, you will learn to combine mixed materials such as feathers, fabric, leather and buttons, offering a toolbox of techniques from which countless designs and collections can be made. Alongside the techniques and projects, the book showcases a simple but inspiring design process using mood boards, cutouts and collages and encourages you to consider the design of a piece in relation to an overall style, outfit or occasion as any fashion designer would. Whether it is for a hobby, to make pieces for yourself or to consider the commercial aspects of selling your work as part of a jewellery business, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn to make jewellery from home. Written by a jewellery lover, for jewellery lovers everywhere.