I have tried many different types of art and craft activities, but I’ve always returned to my beads and wire as you can come up with so many different design ideas.

This can be a problem though for beginners who often struggle to get started – getting overwhelmed with the possibilities or worrying that their ideas won’t work.

Should you sketch or lay-out your designs, which colours go together, what beads are available, where can you find inspiration, what should you avoid doing, which types of bead or wire can you combine, what other materials are there and what designs suit different types of people or occasion?

My book - published in the UK, USA, France and Germany - is unique as it first teaches you these design skills so that you never feel lost or struggle to get started.

It then shows you the tools, techniques and projects that you can use to bring your designs to life.


Title: How to Design Bead & Wire Jewellery
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Search Press Ltd (13 Aug 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844486893
ISBN-13: 978-1844486892

Title: Designing Bead & Wire Jewelry - Everything the beginner needs to know
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312591373
ISBN-13: 978-0312591373

Title: Création de bijoux en perles et fil de métal : Guide complet - Tout ce qu'une créatrice débutante doit savoir
Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: L'Inédite (7 février 2013)
Language: French
ISBN-10: 2350322483
ISBN-13: 978-2350322483

Title: Grundkurs Schmuckdesign mit Perlen: Design-Grundlagen, Perlenarten, Zubehör, Techniken
Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: Christophorus Verlag (Feb. 2014)
Language: German
ISBN-10: 3838835166
ISBN-13: 978-3838835167

About Renata Graham, Author

Renata Graham

I am a professional jewellery maker, author of “How to Design Bead & Wire Jewellery” and a qualified teacher. I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have experience teaching both in the UK and abroad. In addition to my teaching, I also make and sell over 400 pieces of jewellery a year myself. I specialise in bead and wire.