Jewelry and Beads
The Art of Bead Embroidery
Techniques, Designs & Inspirations
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 Beadwork
Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces
Paperback ISBN: 0762450193
The Art of Beadwork is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium of techniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewelry and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects. This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles, and czech glass; knitting and crocheting with beads; and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams, and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a ?Stitch Dictionary
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 cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-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.
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 Art of Leather Braiding
Beginner's Guide to Making Jewelry, Pendants, Bracelets, Belts, Straps, and Key Fobs
Paperback ISBN: 1438011180
Using classic three-string and four-string braid designs, decorative knots, and store-bought findings to finish the pieces, you will create rings, bracelets, necklaces, accessories, and more. Start today and create desirable pieces while learning simple techniques that are quick to master.
The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques
Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework
Paperback ISBN: 0823099180
In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such noted millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration.There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori…explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.
The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry
Techniques & Projects for Metallic Earrings & Pendants
Paperback ISBN: 1632505770
Create exquisite paper jewelry with the look of copper, silver, and gold! Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewelry without a high price tag. Author and quilling enthusiast Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning--and sturdy--earrings and pendants in The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Whether you're an experienced jewelry maker looking for new techniques or a quiller who wants to turn your creations into one-of-a-kind jewelry, this guide to gilded paper jewelry has what you need. Pairing step-by-step illustrations with detailed tutorials on rolling coils, scrolls, and other unique quilled shapes, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry shows you how to create twenty eye-catching designs. With Ann's expert guidance and a few minimal tools and supplies, you can create your own wearable paper art and more!
The Art of Resin Jewelry
Layering, Casting, And Mixed Media Techniques For Creating Vintage To Contemporary Designs
Paperback ISBN: 0823003442
Resin jewellery is made from liquid plastic that magically turns solid when a hardener is added. This work shows how to put the miracle of modern technology to work making necklaces, bangles, bracelets, pins, earrings, and rings. Projects range from Bakelite-style heart pins to faux amber earrings to glitter gem bracelets, and more.
The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers
Techniques and Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1438002637
Soldering--the art of permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder--is seen as a challenge by many crafters. This comprehensive volume takes the mystery out of this misunderstood technique with clear instruction for jewelers of all levels. Designer and jewelry industry insider Wing Mun Devenny gives the reader-- - An introduction to the history of soldering with an overview of conventional and lesser known methods - An in-depth look at essential equipment and tools as well as health and safety precautions - The fundamentals of soldering, from setting up and handling parts to understanding solder and fixing mistakes - A range of soldering techniques--from simple to more complex The author also provides 15 beautiful, step by step projects for the reader to create including rings, pendants, cufflinks, a brooch, and earrings. More than 400 full-color illustrations throughout.