Learn how to create a pair of earrings, a pin, a barrette, and a necklace with agate and beads, and various ways to embellish these projects. The author uses the beauty of the earth's natural agates, along with wire and beads, to create simple beginners' projects as elaborate and challenging as your imagination permits. 170 color photographs and step-by-step instructions teach the process, and a photo gallery of other projects will inspire you. Get information on the formation of agates, including tips for using the shape of an agate to best fit the project. You can use agate from 1 to 6 inches long and use the same techniques to manipulate the wire around the agate. A tool and supply reference is included, as well as a current list of suppliers.