With luscious color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginner to create eye-catching, original bead accessories. From the Turquoise Silver Fringe & Cross Necklace and Little Star Pierce (earrings) to the Round Garnet Bracelet and Comet Onyx Ring, here is a collection of stunning pieces that are perfect complements to spring and summer styles. In the first section, Samejima shows readers how to craft fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and earrings designed around one motif. Next comes a catalog of different beads and pieces arranged by stone: rosequartz, garnet, pearl, carnelian, turquoise and labradorite. A section on using color combinations and patterns follows, as well as basic techniques and useful tools.