Jewelry and Beads
1000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains
1000 Jewelry Inspirations
Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains
Paperback      ISBN: 1592537103

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
15 Beads: A Guide To Creating One-of-a-kind Beads Print on Demand Edition
15 Beads
A Guide To Creating One-of-a-kind Beads Print on Demand Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1564772144

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.

18 Beaded Jewelry Projects You Can Make in a Weekend
18 Beaded Jewelry Projects You Can Make in a Weekend
Paperback      ISBN: 1627002758

From bold and funky to stylish and elegant, 18 projects show young jewelry makers how to create pieces to wear and share.

The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin
The Absolute Beginners Guide
Jewelry Making with Resin
Paperback      ISBN: 1627004025

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.
Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Weaving with Rings and Scale Maille
Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop
Weaving with Rings and Scale Maille
Paperback      ISBN: 1620336596

Chain maille patterns and weaves that take jewelry design into new frontiers

Jewelry 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.

Amazing Macramé: 29 Knotted and Beaded Accessories to Make
Amazing Macramé
29 Knotted and Beaded Accessories to Make
Paperback      ISBN: 1782213562

Macram is back with a fresh, new style. Claire Rougerie guides the reader through 9 lessons accompanied by easy step-by-step instructions and diagrams. There are 29 original and colorful designs to make including jewellery, bags, accessories and various ideas for embellishing your outfits.

The designs are both chic and bohemian combining a retro sixties style with a more modern look.

American Indian Beadwork
American Indian Beadwork
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829444

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
Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs
Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 0486810062

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.

The Art of Bead Embroidery
The Art of Bead Embroidery
Paperback      ISBN: 0871162431
Renowned bead embroidery artists Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini share their secrets for creating beautiful beadwork in The Art of Bead Embroidery. Twelve step-by-step projects guide readers from beginner to advanced skills, culminating in a broad collar design from each artist. An illustrated guide to stitches, fringes, and finishing techniques, plus tools and materials, offers a solid background or refresher on the basics. A section on design concepts, with advice from both Kummli and Serafini on color and texture, shows readers how to create their own unique bead embroidery pieces. Inspiring ideas and detailed instructions make this book a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create gorgeous jewelry and art pieces.



The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
The Art of Enameling
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Paperback      ISBN: 157990954x

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.