Making beautiful beaded jewelry does take some skill, after all, there is a bit more to a high quality, interesting, exciting piece than just stringing beads. But, once you get the basic skills down and learn how to choose and work with the right materials, the sky is the absolute limit. If you've ever perused the beading aisles of a hobby store, you know that there are virtually endless possibilities. You just have to know how to put them together.
In Chris Fanchetti Michaels' guide Teach Yourself Visually: Jewelry Making and Beading, she lays out all the essentials to making high quality jewelry of your own. With a thorough combination of detailed instructions and pictures, she shows you how to use the tools of the trade and materials to make some of the best accessories, perfectly suited to your taste.
If you're a beginner at beading and jewelry work, you should check Teach Yourself Visually out. You'll have everything you need to know to get started at building a jewelry box full of gorgeous handmade pieces.