Ultimate Necklace Maker

Author(s): Dorothy Wood


From the single strand and pendant to the Lariat and Sautoir, beading expert Dorothy Wood brings ten timeless necklace styles up to date with this stunning step-by-step guide. Be spoilt for choice with over 35 handmade necklace designs and a range of complementary jewellery projects, including rings, watchstraps, bracelets, brooches and earrings. Fifteen necklaces are explored in step-by-step detail and discover a range of techniques, from stringing and knotting to bead stitching, wirework and chain maille. Each necklace chapter features a creative gallery, showing how by changing the beads and the stringing and threading techniques used, these classic styles can be easily re-imagined to suit every taste and occasion. With clear step instructions, beautiful photography and a wealth of imaginative design ideas, both beginners and experienced beaders are sure to be inspired.


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Dorothy Wood is a talented and prolific craft author who has written over twenty craft books. This is her ninth book for D&C - her first was the best-selling Simple Glass Beading and she has recently completed work on The Beader's Bible. Dorothy contributes to magazines including Crafts Beautiful and Cardmaking & Papercraft, and lives in Upper Largo, Scotland.

Introduction; Bead Information; Findings and Fastenings; Stringing Materials; Necklace Board and Necklace Design; 1. The Single Strand Necklace; 2. The Pendant Necklace; 3. The Multistrand Necklace; 4. The Bib Necklace; 5. The 'Y' Necklace; 6. The Collar

General Fields

  • : 9780715331699
  • : David & Charles Plc
  • : David & Charles Plc
  • : 0.499
  • : August 2009
  • : 276mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dorothy Wood
  • : Paperback
  • : 745.5942
  • : 128
  • : Handicrafts; Jewellery & jewellery-making
  • : 200 colour photographs