Jewelry Design for Bead Artists
01: Creating Unity
Meet jewelry designer and author Margie Deeb and get started creating beautiful pieces! You'll learn why unity is essential to pleasing design, and see how to use elements such as color, shape and texture to create repetition -- or variety -- in your pieces. You'll also learn two approaches for creating intriguing designs sure to catch the eye!
02: Focal Point & Emphasis
Follow along with Margie as she shows you how to design around a focal point to draw attention to your piece -- and keep it there! You'll also learn how to make proper use of curves and negative space, and develop a visual path to guide viewers through your jewelry.
03: Striking Shapes
Fall in love with shapes as Margie shows how different lines and forms can accentuate your jewelry designs. You'll see how to choose shapes that flatter different body types, and learn how to create compound shapes that make a statement and enchant viewers.
04: Achieving Balance
Build upon the tips you learned for using shapes as you explore how to strike a perfect balance with your bead designs. Margie guides you through tricks for creating asymmetrical designs with confidence, as well as managing the visual weight of your jewelry to create harmonious and interesting pieces.
05: Dynamic Movement
Create dynamic designs with Margie's techniques for capturing the impression of movement. Draw attention to your pieces with different uses of spacing and pattern to create a vibrant, animated feel. You'll also see how you can harness light to make striking and fluid jewelry.
06: Harnessing Color
Color is the designer's most powerful tool for creating visual interest. Discover Margie's tips for using different properties of color to your advantage. You'll also uncover essential methods -- and a secret formula -- for using contrast and proportion in your palettes to make designs pop!
07: The Final Design
Tackle some common design challenges as Margie walks you through creating designs around a specific customer, outfit or bead. You'll also get expert advice on how to design jewelry that perfectly accents different bodies and personality types to flatter and bring vitality to the wearer.