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. 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 Starting at the very beginning of the beading process, Simple Beginnings: Beading teaches you everything you need to know 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. Detailed instructions and inspiring color photographs show how to successfully make wearable works of art. A wide range of projects is offered 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.