Mother-of-pearl, with its infinitely varied iridescent hues, can be combined with coral and pearls, crystal and lead glass to produce stunning jewellery that is the very symbol of refinement and femininity.
From classic styles to more daring, contemporary designs, this book contains a fantastic array of bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces all made with this natural jewel of the sea. Each piece is fully explained with clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams, a comprehensive list of all the materials and equipment you need, and beautiful, inspiring photographs of the finished piece.
Sylvie Hooghe is passionate about beads, and she and her sister Christine have written numerous books on making jewellery using rock and crystal beads. Sylvie lives in Marseilles in the South of France where she works as a prop artist and designer for book publishers and theatres. As well as jewellery making, she has also written books on creative activities for children.
Introduction Materials Tips Techniques So chic Moon pearls Baroque pearls Lead glass Mademoiselle Nomadic Bali Polar circle Siam Versatile Felt jewellery Iridescent Flowery Charms Nymph Mermaid On the beach Coral reef