Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A visual catalog for jewelry, bead artists, and crafters for hundreds of ideas at their fingertips to inspire their own projects.1,000 Jewelry Inspirations is a stunning showcase of contemporary jewelry pieces that will feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. Become inspired by this feast of color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials. From simple and elegant to beautiful and elaborate "bling"styles, over 1,000 full-color images will be at your fingertips to inspire your own creative projects. An exploration of jewelry-making techniques will help even inexperienced jewelry makers on their way to making beautiful jewelry. What you'll find: Beads and Baubles Paper and Mixed Media Polymer and Precious Metal Clay Vintage and Repurposed Fibers and Fabric Wire and Metal
Journey into the captivating world of beadmaking with textile artist and critically acclaimed author Jane Dunnewold. Discover unlimited artistic possibilities for everyday odds and ends---such as fabric, paper, wire, metal, paints, markers, and dyes--with expert step-by-step instruction for 15 innovative beadmaking techniques. Then use your original bead designs to customize wearables, adorn quilts, or make stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry.
From bold and funky to stylish and elegant, 18 projects show young jewelry makers how to create pieces to wear and share.
An encyclopedia of beaded bracelet patterns for your small loom. Weaving beaded bracelets on a small bead loom is easy, and with the 500 patterns in this book you can make all kinds of creative designs From bold graphic prints to animals and flowers to retro or southwestern designs, there are plenty of patterns to suit your style. Each pattern shows how many and what color beads are needed and the placement of every bead so it's easy to complete any bracelet you choose. Make them to keep and to give away. Switch up the bead colors--so many options will keep you coming back for more
More artists make necklaces than any other form of jewelry--and these pieces are among the most exquisite ever created. Selected from over 5,000 entries, they range from unique chokers to artful collars. Some showcase precious metals and gems, while others use more unusual materials, including plastic, wood, paper, and glass. They're forged, cast, and woven, and have surface embellishments that run the gamut from inlay to enameling. And the variety is simply astonishing: Classic bejeweled chains appear next to avant-garde felted wool constructions. Some of the eye-catching, full-color images feature enlightening quotes from the creators themselves. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will treasure this extensive collection--the largest of its kind.
Jewelry makers interested in resin can find poured pendant projects anywhere. Theresa D. Abelew, former Assistant Editor of Art Jewelry magazine, offers jewelry makers -- even beginners -- new ways to use this versatile material in unique, striking jewelry. The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin offers 20 projects that go beyond simple pouring. Jewelry makers will learn to fold and form resin into lightweight and dramatic cuffs ... layer colored resin into dimensional pendants ... embed bits of wood, metal, or wire into unusual rings ... and much more.Each project includes clear and easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step color photographs -- perfect for beginners new to the material. The focus is on the resin elements, but instructions and suggestions are included to complete each necklace, bracelet, ring, earring, and cuff. The techniques are simple enough for beginners to master ... the results sophisticated enough to wear anywhere.
A handicraft guide to American Indian beadwork for those seeking the fundamentals of construction and ideas of design--fully illustrated throughout.American Indian Beadwork includes: -Directions for beading stitches
-Directions for making and stringing a loom
-Fifty-four black-and-white photographs of actual Indian beadwork
-Thirteen full-color pages of 132 authentic Indian patterns for your own beadwork
At the turn of the twentieth century, the Art Nouveau movement swept the world of decorative arts toward an excitingly modern direction. Inspired by both organic and geometric forms, the new trend abandoned historical styles in favor of flowing, natural forms accented by angular contours. Art Nouveau's curves and floral and animal motifs were particularly suited to adaptations in precious stones and rare metals. The elegant, royalty-free illustrations of this collection, reprinted in their original colors from a rare German edition, offer authentic representations of the craftsmanship and imaginative qualities involved in the creation of Art Nouveau jewelry.
This sumptuous assortment presents more than 300 pendants, combs, rings, bracelets, brooches, buttons, clasps, and earrings. The exquisitely detailed jewelry and accessories feature lilies, morning glories, and other floral motifs as well as butterflies, seahorses, birds, and a host of fanciful creatures. Ren Beauclair, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, includes his own works as well as those of Andr Petitjean, Jules Armbruster, Paul Li nard, Emile Jammes, and Paul F. Follot. The striking, royalty-free illustrations are readily adaptable to any design use and will serve as a source of inspiration for jewelry designers and crafters of all kinds.
With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonn , champlev , and plique- -jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.
Crafters and jewelry makers will love this guide to the popular art of leather braiding!The projects listed in this book come with clear instructions and the potential to create lots of contemporary finished pieces. Just pick up some leather cord from any craft store, and you're off! Using classic three-string and four-string braid designs, decorative knots, and store-bought findings to finish the pieces, you will create:
- Wrist wear (with metal hardware and without)
- Neck wear (with metal hardware and without)
- Key fobs (with metal hardware and without)
- Revamped vintage items (handles, bag repairs, belt buckles)
- Miscellaneous items, including leather shoelaces, wrist straps, leather cord scraps for jewelry, and more