Bejewelled: Beautiful Bespoke Jewellery to Make and Wear Using Crystals, Beads & Charms
A Practical step-by-step guide to making designer fashion jewellery. Each project is accompanied by glossy stylised photographs, as seen in the pages of leading fashion magazines. The designs are fashionable and refreshing and will appeal to the mainstream female market, aged between 20 to 50 years. The book is packed with technical tips particularly helpful for the beginner, fashion trends to consider when making jewellery and technical concepts such as wiring, making components, dying metal and beads and working with different material such as suede and cord. Australian born, Claire Aristides moved from Sydney 10 years ago to live in the UK, and has since made her name as the innovative Creative Director of Pinky Jewellery, her own bespoke fashion jewellery brand. Her breathtaking range of vintage, classic and contemporary necklaces, earrings and bracelets, created to suit every style and budget has won Claire critical acclaim from fashion experts from all around the globe, with her designs being stocked on over 70 boutiques and department stores across the UK, Japan and the USA. Her jewellery has won great media attention and featured in countless magazines, Claire's love and passion for the art of fashion jewellery led her to start teaching jewellery-making classes from her London studio.