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quartz and silver 2This is a beautiful, clear, natural Quartz crystal and silver pendant to use as a necklace or for crystal healing and insights (or both!). Approx. 35 mm long including bale (or approx. 1 1/2") and approx. 15 mm. (a bit over 1/2") wide. Exclusively for our friends and fans, please remember you can use code 14123 for a 20% discount on this or anything else in the shop!

 

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beading bookIf you're a beginning or intermediate beader/jewelry designer, you may want to check out a set of cool books compiled by the editors of Bead & Button and BeadStyle magazines: Chic & Easy Beading. There are multiple volumes, showcasing over 100 fabulous jewelry projects. The authors include illustrated basic techniques sections, with all the instructions beginners need to get started on great pieces that are relatively quick and easy. You could put your own spin on any of their basic designs using higher end materials and precious/semi-precious gemstones for a stunning effect.

Here are links to the two volumes I recommend if you want to check them out:

Chic & Easy Beading, Vol. 2

Chic & Easy Beading, Vol. 3

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy some of our previous posts on similar subjects:

Great books on Jewelry Design

Jewelry Making Tutorials

and

Learning to Design and Make Jewelry

Until Next Time,

Sheila

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