Bicones, buttons, drops, rhinestones. Glittering andÂ colorful, these and other multi-faceted glass crystal beads have become the jewelry makerâ€™s material of choice. Theyâ€™re the star of the show in this sparkling entry in the Beading with series, which features a fabulous combination of both simple and more complex projects. Crafters start their creative journey by learning basic techniques, including stringing and simple wirework (looping, wrapping, coiling). Then theyâ€™re ready to start making pieces that range from a necklace of matte metal beads and shimmering crystals to a captivating pair of chandelier earrings. Sophisticated jewelry findings accent the finished pieces, and detailed illustrations make the process easy and successful for beginners.