The perfect way to jazz up an outfit is with a great beaded necklace, earrings or bracelet. Beaded jewelry looks difficult to make, and it can be, but there are many simple designs that are quite beautiful and satisfying for beginners and more experienced crafters alike. Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry by Heidi Boyd offers 50 delightful projects for beaded accessories made with supplies easily found at national craft store chains. These designs look anything but run-of-the-mill, often incorporating fancy looking design techniques such as multiple strands, wire wrapping and using head pins to make beads dangle. Each project is photographed in great detail as Boyd walks readers through every step. Variations are provided so that even beginning crafters will feel free to make these designs their own. Sarah E. White is the senior editor of the crafting website LovetoKnow Crafts.

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