Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Fons & Porter (January 12, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
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The “Jewel Loom Inspirations” book is a wonderful book for the first time and beginning Beader to learn how to use a loom and how make a variety of different type of jewelry projects. The more experienced Beader may enjoy the many beautifully designed projects that are included in this book. The Book is perfect to use along with Julianna’s Jewel Loom from Beadalon. The technique pages include well thought out photographs so that the reader can truly follow along.The projects included in this book are very contemporary and can be worn by anyone wanting to show off unique and beautiful jewelry.The book contents include:• Introduction• Getting Started• Materials (easy to find materials, including adhesives)• Tools (she lists tools that are specific to these projects)• The Jewel Loom (A great explanation of the Jewel Loom and how to use it)• Stringing The Warp Threads• Building a Base• Finishing Techniques• 17 Projects:o Checkered Cuffo Ocean’s Desire Beaded Braceleto Elegant Pearl Braceleto Ombre Cubed Braceleto Great Pyramid Cuffo Surf’s Up Beachy Cuffo Bugle Bead Leather Cuffo Mix-and-Match Beaded Bando Boho Happiness Wrapo Mardi Gras Beaded Bando Funky Fringe Headbando Loopy Jewel Ringo Victorian Chokero Goddess Amuleto Sunshine Sparkle Earringo Swarovski Crystal Brooch• And a wonderful Inspiration Gallery that features the work of other Designers & Artists.I really found that the “Jewel Loom” photographs and explanations in this book were so very helpful in figuring out how to properly use the loom.
On the back cover of this vibrant, cheery, and appealingly colorful book is the question, "How will the Jewel Loom inspire you?"If you haven't yet heard of the Jewel Loom, it is an extremely reasonably priced, easily portable loom invented by the author of this book, Julianna C. Avelar.In Jewel Loom Inspirations, the author will begin by showing you how to use the loom, and then offer you the projects in this book. If you don't wish to purchase the loom (it is easy to locate), you may use other looms. However the Jewel Loom paired up with this book will definitely make for the best and easiest experience from this delightful and energetic author.Julianna, or as she is also known in the beading community, "Jewels", introduces her vision of creativity in the book's introduction in this manner: "I think of my life as a creative Ferris Wheel, constantly rotating with inspiring ideas to help people live their lives happily." This lady is a true giver, and her enthusiasm leaps off each page,The reader will be using all sorts of materials, as is shown in the Getting Started Section. Beads such as seed beads, Swarovskis, gemstones, two-hole beads and decorative beads will all have a place in your creations. Different kinds of stringing materials, adhesives, and tools will be explained as well.Then comes the Jewel Loom itself, It is easy to pack when you are on a trip, it is primarily made of flexible plastic (polyethylene), and it comes with a metal rod to give it structure. You set up your warp threads on the loom in the manner which is very clearly explained and photographed.
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