Jewelry Arts and Crafts
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Hardcover ISBN: 160059106x
Presenting a stunning assortment of wood jewelry projects, a lavishly illustrated handbook features thirty innovative necklaces, bangles, earrings, and other items to make, accompanied by detailed directions on the techniques used, tips on materials, and professional advice from artists and designers.
Micro Macrame Basics & Beyond
Knotted Jewelry With Beads
Paperback ISBN: 1627000461
Micro macramé is the technique of making tiny knots with cords that are much thinner than those used in the traditional macramé art of the ?60s and ?70s. With 15 projects, this book turns any novice jewelry maker into a master of this emerging technique. Many of the projects are bracelets, which are popular and quick to work up, but this illustrated guide also includes a variety of necklaces and other beautiful projects. With a focus on techniques, this book also teaches jewelry makers how to incorporate beads and crystals into their macramé jewelry to make each piece their own, taking macramé from a craft to an art.
Catwalk and Couture
Paperback ISBN: 1780670206
Created with the catwalk and couture in mind, fashion jewelry is characterized by its creativity and originality. It is one of the most exciting fields in fashion today. Fashion Jewelry provides inspiration for designers, jewelers, and students of fashion, offering a unique insight into the working methods of a new generation of jewelers. Showcasing skilled craftsmanship, unusual materials, and an often limited-edition approach, Fashion Jewelry harnesses the spirit of couture for the 21st century.
1000 Jewelry Inspirations
Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains
Paperback ISBN: 1592537103
A visual catalog for jewelry, bead artists and crafters who will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas at their fingertips to inspire their own projects A showcase of stunning jewelry bits and pieces, "bling" and embellishments, this collection is made to feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. The book offers color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials. One piece of jewelry might have several points of interest to be highlighted: an antique clasp, textured lampwork beads, and intricate knots.
200 Tips for Jewelry Making
Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets
Hardcover ISBN: 1770852034
An indispensable compendium of essential knowledge and troubleshooting tips. This book packs in the combined wisdom of two successful jewelry-makers who are consummate problem solvers. Together they show the reader how to fix common mistakes, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone, understanding annealing to soldering silver chain, 200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Jewelry Making shows how to experiment and innovate to create unique jewelry designs. The topics and methods covered enable any jewelry maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings and more. Techniques are demonstrated in clear directions and step-by-step color photographs. "Try It" tips encourage innovation and "Fix It" solutions help with problems. The book includes: - Metal Jewelry Basics -- Health and safety, basic metalwork, buying metals, laying out a workshop, tools - Working with Metals -- Cutting out, filing, soldering and joining, shaping and texturing, drilling, finishing and polishing, stones and setting, using metal clay - Simple Jewelry Designs -- Designing, using templates, hallmarking and recycling; designs for earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets, brooches - Threading and Finishing -- Tools, findings and materials, threading and crimping, spacing, decorative knotting, fastening, using elastic and leather - Using Wire and Metal -- Loops, making findings, working with chain, jump rings and chain mail, wire knitting and crocheting, punching and riveting - Experimenting with New Materials -- Resins. Packed with guidance and how-to photographs, this is a must-have for anyone who makes their own jewelry, whether at the beginner or intermediate level.
Amulets and Talismans
Simple Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1600611613
Making Jewelry with Meaning The things you collect - the ticket stubs, the coins, the pieces of shell from a beach - hold meaning and significance, reminding you not only where you've been, but also where you're capable of going. Making these items into wearable pieces of art - amplifying their power to become amulets and talismans - is a rewarding experience that's easy to do. Working with the most basic of tools, you will learn cold-connection jewelry techniques to expand your creative process. In addition to basics like creating jump rings and using a file, you will also: - Make your own hook and latch clasps - Cut windows from sheets of metal - Inlay designs into polymer clay - Incorporate concrete into your work - Achieve patinas with heat - Journal your thoughts onto faux bone - Turn paper pulp into realistic rocks - Create "time capsule" beads from Plexiglas - And much, much more! Discover the rewards of making your own amulets and talismans by learning new techniques to drive your creativity in an entirely new direction.