Learn how to create beautiful custom jewelry—without ever taking a class! Comprehensive reference book for making jewelry, covering tools, beads, findings, techniques, and more Beginner-friendly instructions, advice, and projects—plus intermediate and advanced designs, so you'll always have a new challenge Over 350 photos detailing projects, tools, instructions, inspirational designs, and more Step-by-step instructions for two starter projects to kick off your jewelry-making experience Tips & techniques from author Suzann Sladcik Wilson, the founder & CEO of Beadphoria(TM) Learning to make your own jewelry is easy with the step-by-step instructions in Simple Beginnings: Beading ! Author Suzann Sladcik Wilson teaches you everything you need to know to bring out your inner jewelry designer and successfully create wearable works of art. Starting at the very beginning of the beading process, Simple Beginnings: Beading teaches you the skills you need to become an accomplished beading artist. It leads you step-by-step through the basic tools, materials, and techniques for creating unique bracelets, necklaces, watches, earrings, and more. Learn the shapes, sizes, grades, and materials of beads. Go inside the beader's toolbox to discover must-have tools and how to care for them. Become familiar with soldering, stringing materials, findings, and clasps. Get advice on organizing your workspace and displaying your creations. Simple Beginnings: Beading offers a wide range of projects for all skill levels—beginners, intermediate beaders, and advanced craft enthusiasts—so you will always have a new challenge on hand as your confidence increases. Along with detailed instructions and inspiring project ideas presented with gorgeous color photographs, you'll find practical hints and tips and receive encouragement from the author as you begin your fabulous journey into jewelry creation. By learning about the different varieties of beads and becoming familiar with stringing materials, findings, and clasps, you'll soon discover there is no "wrong" way to design earrings, necklaces, and bracelets—only your way!