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SIMPLY STUNNING JEWELRY
A Treasury of Projects, Techniques, and Inspiration

NANCY ALDEN is a jewelry designer and
cofounder of the Beadworks Group, one of

GOLD, SILVER, PEARLS, GLASS, GEMS…

the world’s largest bead retailers. She is the
author of Simply Silver, Simply Gold; Simply

Whether you need a new

NANCY ALDEN

Pearls; A Touch of Glass; and Simply Gemstones.

necklace, bracelet, or earrings,
Simply Stunning Jewelry has just what
ALSO BY NANCY ALDEN:

you need. With 100 projects featuring gold,
silver, pearl, glass, and gemstones—no

No matter what material you want to work
with, Simply Stunning Jewelry has it covered.
In one indispensable volume, renowned
designer Nancy Alden shares her expansive
knowledge of jewelry design, so that even
novice jewelers can create glamorous,

matter your taste, you’ll find something

one-of-a-kind pieces.

beautiful and befitting for your
Simply Pearls

A Touch of Glass

Simply Silver, Simply Gold

Simply Gemstones

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Simply Stunning Jewelry gives you all the
instructions and inspiration you’ll need to
create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that
perfectly suit your taste–and cost a mere
fraction of the commercial retail price. With

NANCY ALDEN COFOUNDER OF BEADWORKS

projects and materials ranging from humble
hematite chips to sparkling sapphires, from
precious pearls to plated base metal, there’s
something for jewelers on every budget.
You’ll find a primer on the basics; resources
for locating all the necessary findings, wire,
and tools; and even care instructions and
insider tips.

Filled with countless jewelry patterns that all
have clearly written step-by-step instructions,

Cover design by La Tricia Watford

this comprehensive book collects 100 of the

Cover photography by Jennifer Lévy

best projects from one of the world’s most
revered bead experts.
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MOSS AQUAMARINE
BRACELET
MOSS AQUAMARINE, OR “AQUA” FOR SHORT, IS REALLY JUST A
PRETTY TRADE NAME FOR A QUALITY OF AQUAMARINE THAT HAS
A LOT OF INCLUSIONS. ALTHOUGH LACK OF CLARITY GREATLY
REDUCES THE PRICE OF AQUAMARINE, IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY
LESSEN ITS ATTRACTIVENESS, AND IT CAN MAKE LARGER STONES
QUITE AFFORDABLE. THE CLOUDY NATURE AND SUBTLE COLORS
OF THESE FACETED NUGGETS MAKES THEM IDEAL CANDIDATES
FOR JEWELRY OF UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE.

1.

Start the bracelet by threading on a crimp. Pass the beading
wire through the ring of one half of the clasp and back through
the crimp. Make sure that the beading wire is tight around the
ring and squeeze the crimp shut.

TOOLS

Crimping Pliers, Flat-Nosed Pliers, Wire
Cutters, Round-Nosed Pliers
MATERIALS

3.

4.

Add a moss aqua nugget, a 2.5mm silver round, a Thai silver
chip, and another 2.5mm silver round. Repeat this step 8 more
times.
Add a Thai silver chip, a 3mm round bead, and a crimp. Bring the
beading wire through the ring of the other side of the clasp and
back through the crimp and the round bead. Tighten the bracelet
so that there are no spaces between the beads, close the crimp,
and snip off any remaining wire. Add the crimp covers.

10 12mm by 10mm (approximately) faceted
moss aquamarine nuggets
12 1mm by 4mm (approximately) Thai silver
chips
20 2.5mm hollow silver round beads
2 3mm hollow silver round beads
1 2" silver headpin with ball tip
2 silver crimp beads
2 silver crimp bead covers
1 silver toggle clasp
10" of beading wire

Make the dangle by adding to the headpin a Thai silver chip, a
2.5mm silver round bead, a moss aqua nugget, a silver round,
another Thai silver chip, and the last 2.5mm silver round. Cut
the headpin 5 ⁄8" above the last bead and start a wrapped loop.
Attach it to the loop of the clasp ring and finish it off with
several turns around the base.

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5.

Thread on a 3mm round silver bead and a Thai silver chip so that
they fit over the tail of the wire and cut away any excess.

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