The art and archaeology of ancient civilizations like Greece, Rome, and Egypt continue to capture the imaginations of artisans everywhere. From jewelry to mosaics to sculpture, the echoes of classical style continue to inspire us. From H&M to Dolce & Gabbana, classic influences are a recurring theme in the fashion world, so much so that even the most elaborate statement pieces have their place in the modern jewelry box. In 'Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads,' ancient inspirations meld with contemporary styles to create stunning jewelry projects for today's beading enthusiast. Author van Pelt offers readers 30 craft projects that are just perfect for both novice and experienced beaders, including: Ten designs from Ancient Greece, including delicate patterned bracelets, statement earrings, and fringed necklaces inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, Greek mythology, and the opulence of AthensTen designs from Ancient Rome, such as medallion pendants, statement necklaces, beadwork bangles, and cocktail rings, inspired by ancient Roman artwork, pottery, coins and heirloom jewelryTen designs from Ancient Egypt, including beaded collars, cuff bracelets, and the strung necklaces of ancient Egypt's wealthy elite. Colors and patterns are inspired by jewelry artifacts and tomb decorationsEach project ranges in skill level from easy to advanced, with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and a full materials listWith help from this book, designers and crafters will discover a gorgeous array of techniques to create pieces that feature the best of both ancient and modern worlds.