If 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:
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