If you're ready to put a new spin on your regular old beaded jewelry, this is just the book for you. Inside Beyond the Bead, you'll find more than 25 mixed-media techniques for taking your jewelry to totally unexpected places. This is truly no-holds-barred jewelry making - try your hand at molding polymer clay, hammering metal, etching glass, cyber crafting and so much more. In this book, author Margot Potter encourages you to let out all those kooky ideas rolling around inside your noggin by trying some new techniques. Then use what you've learned to make uniquely fascinating jewelry that reflects a uniquely fascinating you.