Jewelry Arts and Crafts
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.
Bead Jewelry 101
Hardcover ISBN: 1589236653
Bead Jewelry 101, 2nd Edition is a complete bead jewelry course in a book! Written for the absolute beginner, these thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs expertly guide you through the basics of making bead jewelry. Authors Ann and Karen Mitchell are a dynamic team of professional jewelry designers that teach you all about the tools and materials and show you how to use them. The project chapters are organized by different jewelry parts, called findings, so that you learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece of jewelry you create. Variations of the projects give you great ideas and lead you in new directions as you learn to design your own jewelry. The book contains 30 easy projects that teach the techniques for making endless jewelry designs. The spiral binding helps to keep the pages open flat while you follow the directions. Learn to make bead jewelry in a few hours and enjoy the rewards for a lifetime!
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.
Jeweler's Studio Handbook
Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working With Metal Wire Jems and Mixed Media Materials
Paperback ISBN: 1592534856
Metal-jewelry-making books tend to fall into three categories: technical soldering guides, PMC showcases, and craft-chain-style project books that assume premade, purchased components (including bead, wire, findings, and so on). Our book sidesteps these standard categories by becoming a whole-craft guide for the aspiring artisan—from outfitting the bench block to engraving metal pendants and setting bezeled stones. Competitive titles (see below) are either tool- and technique-heavy without including inspiring projects or they are heavy on the projects without motivating the creative energy from the core. The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook integrates tools, techniques, projects, and creative inspiration into a single package with exceptional shelf appeal.
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.
The Complete Photo Guide to Beading
Paperback ISBN: 1589237188
This comprehensive reference fully explores the various types of beadwork, including beading on fabric, fringing, bead weavings, bead embroidery, and beaded jewelry. With easy-to-follow organization, this guide provides step-by-step directions and 500 full color photos for clear understanding. Basic projects provide opportunities for crafters to try the techniques, and galleries of unique beaded designs and creations by various bead artists offer beautiful examples and inspiration. It’s the only book you need to get started on beadwork. Begin your beading adventure today with The Complete Photo Guide to Beading!
Polymer Clay Art Jewelry
How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 1440235171
Make gorgeous polymer clay jewelry with instruction and inspiration from polymer clay designers Ilysa Ginsburg and Kira Slye. The unique and artistic techniques in Polymer Clay Art Jewelry provide new, versatile ways for creating fantastic necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more! - 16 beautiful, eye-catching jewelry projects. - 4 creative themes that appeal to a range of styles. - Polymer clay techniques that use unusual tools and tricks. - Fun and inspiring for both beginner and intermediate levels.
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.
DIY Statement Necklaces
Create Your Own Customizable Jewelry--For Less!
Paperback ISBN: 1440580405
It's time to make a statement with these stylish necklaces! Stand out from the crowd with the beautifully bold jewelry in DIY Statement Necklaces! Featuring step-by-step instructions and photographs for 35 one-of-a-kind necklaces, this jewelry guide shows you how to transform your entire wardrobe--without spending a fortune. Best of all, each chapter includes quick tutorials on how to customize jewelry materials to create eye-catching statement necklaces that reflect your taste and style. Whether you're looking to brighten up your everyday attire or sparkle in your little black dress,DIY Statement Necklaces helps you craft striking, designer-inspired jewelry without breaking the bank.