Make your wedding your own with personalized jewelry This exciting new title from Sian Hamilton, the editor of Making Jewellery magazine, is the ideal book for jewelry makers eager to learn the intricacies of creating wedding jewelry. Packed with 30 designs, Wedding Jewelry is broken down into six different collections with five different pieces in each collection. The collections are themed as follows: Vintage, Nature, Classic, Lace, Floral and Celtic.
Although the book assumes some jewelry making knowledge, the techniques cover most of the basics that the reader will need to know. In addition to a techniques section, tools and materials are discussed in detail. Sian provides tips to help the bride incorporate colors to match wedding themes, outfits, and more.
Projects include headpieces, tiara, hairpins, brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Wire Jewellery explores the exquisite art of using wire and beads or gemstones with crochet and knitting techniques to create stunning and unique pieces of jewellery. Step-by-step instructions and photographs show the reader how to make 30 projects, including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, tiaras and brooches. All require minimal equipment and are easy to make at home. The projects are separated into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced for easy use and progression and show the reader how the projects can be developed. A comprehensive, fully illustrated section on Techniques explains how to crochet and knit wire, plus insert beads or gemstones, and attach hooks and clasps. There is also information and guidance on tools, equipment and materials.
Learn how to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings that will perfectly match your outfits and be the envy of all your friends Using wire, beads and basic knitting, crochet and twisting techniques, Wire Jewelry is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to make their own jewelry.
- 12 unique pieces to make
- Each project is illustrated with clear step-by-step pictures to guide you through the process
- all techniques needed are clearly explained
- requires only basic skills
This comprehensive guide to working with wire, focusing on the intricate skills of weaving, binding, coiling, and layering, will inspire all levels of jewelry-maker. The 24 projects, ranging from elegant pendants to earrings, rings, brooches, and bracelets, will appeal to a wide range of tastes and are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections.
Abby's experience running tutorials on this wonderful craft shines out in the clarity of the step-by-step instruction for each project and the invaluable tools and techniques section. To Abby, teaching is all about getting the detail right and taking out the guesswork so the maker can concentrate on the end result of a beautiful piece of jewelry.
Noted designer and author Irina Miech returns to her favorite medium with Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful, a collection of 24+ timeless wire jewelry projects beginners can create with a minimum investment in tools and materials.Using a clear, illustrative teaching style, Irina introduces standard wire techniques like wrapping loops, spirals, and zig-zags; hammering; creating simple clasps, and much more. Jewelry makers can apply their new skills to beautiful earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and captured cabochons that have a timeless, classic look and feel. The focus is on materials and tools readily available at national retailers and independent bead shops alike: base metals, beads, semiprecious stones, and cabochons in various sizes and shapes. Even the findings -- chain, clasps, and jump rings -- are easy to find. With Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful, jewelry makers at every level will be able to create timeless jewelry pieces using standard techniques and materials.
This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques, and technical data into one volume. Offering detailed explanations and step-by-step photography to demonstrate procedures, this handbook includes a complete reference section featuring tool shapes, an index of gems, a glossary, standard sizes and measurements, conversion tables, and an extensive list of resources. Additionally, the manual offers a directory of tools and materials--including a key to identifying tools for a "beginner's kit"--a historical introduction to jewelry, and suggestions for photographing and promoting completed pieces. Remarkable cutting-edge pieces by jewelry makers and designers from around the world are used to illustrate the various processes involved in creating exceptional jewelry. Covering everything from traditional metalsmithing skills and using alternative materials, such as plastics and resin, to discussing issues involved with outsourcing work to specialist external suppliers, this is an indispensable and essential resource for both students and professionals.