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
Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished. Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working, such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals, and ear wires, clearly highlighting the techniques and detailing the quality materials necessary to produce functional and innovative works of wearable art. With a diverse selection of 101 contemporary earring projects submitted from top designers, wire crafters of all skill levels will hone their talents while discovering new and inspirational ideas for producing unique and creative works in one of the fastest growing trends of modern jewelry art.
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.
A treasure trove of antique elegance, this collection features intricately detailed illustrations of jewelry. Bracelets, men's and women's rings, timepieces for the pocket and wrist, charms, and other bijoux abound, rendered in classic styles as well as with a distinctive Art Nouveau flair.
Selected from a catalog published by a noted Berlin jeweler at the turn of the twentieth century, the designs include gold brooches studded with pearls, opals, and precious stones; finely engraved pendants of crosses, anchors, flowers, and hearts; and chains in styles both subtle and elaborate. Novices and experienced crafters seeking inspiration for their own creations will find this book a rich resource. Its royalty-free images also offer a splendid profusion of choices for other design projects.
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
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.
Chain maille patterns and weaves that take jewelry design into new frontiersJewelry artists will enjoy a collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate. Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.
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.