A perfect gift for aspiring crafters.
Beads are perfect for making all sorts of tiny treasures: cakes and treats, fruit, flowers, fast food, holiday souvenirs, pets and animals, fairies, and more This book will show you how to make everything from a tiny tea service, a micro monkey, and some minute flowers to the sweetest little ladybug.
No matter what your level of beading experience, you are sure to find the perfect beaded miniature project in Amanda Hinson's 100 Beaded Flowers, Charms & Trinkets. Step-by-step demonstrations, from basic construction to more advanced techniques are covered, as well as inspiration for how to incorporate your designs into projects--including jewelry, accessories, and stationery.
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 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.
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
Crafters Laura Williams and Elise Mann share their gift-making techniques with jewelry-makers on how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style and perfect book for the artist within us all. Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewelry.
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.