Jewelry and Beads
25 Crochet and Knit Wire Designs to Make
Paperback ISBN: 1861084145
This unique blend of jewelry-making and needlework will win fans of both crafts! Explore the exquisite art of using wire, beads, and gemstones, in combination with crochet and knitting, to create unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, tiaras, and brooches. All 25 beautifully laid-out and photographed projects require minimal equipment, and they’re broken down by level so crafters can confidently progress from a simple beaded crochet chain to knitted chokers to an advanced flower hair corsage. A comprehensive, fully-illustrated section on techniques explains how to crochet and knit wire, insert beads or gemstones, and attach hooks and clasps. Best of all, dozens of images show endless possibilities and variations, with alternative wires, beads, and stones producing a fantastic array of different effects.
Beaded and Beautiful
Paperback ISBN: 1627003916
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.
Wire Jewelry Masterclass
Wrapped, Coiled and Woven Pieces Using Fine Materials
Paperback ISBN: 1861088426
A guide to working with wire that focuses on the intricate and rewarding craft of wire weaving. It features 24 projects, ranging from elegant pendants to earrings, rings, brooches and bracelets, that can appeal to a wide range of tastes and are grouped into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections.
Wire Links & Chain Jewelry
50 + Wire Projects to Dazzle Your Every Crafting Desire!
Paperback ISBN: 1574211803
Seventy nine projects made with wire in various gauges, assorted beads and a few tools including a nifty little wire jig that you can purchase or make yourself following out easy directions.
Wire-Wrapped and Beaded Jewelry
Paperback ISBN: 0811736075
- Illustrated instructions on using wire, beads, crystals, precious metal clay, cabochons, rivets, and other materials to create unique jewelry - Includes 15 projects for making beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, and earrings - Expert instruction from master jeweler Carolyn Yohn McManus Learn how to make boutique-style jewelry at home with this fully illustrated guide. The art of wire wrapping, beading, coiling, riveting, and using precious metal clay is described in detail for the beginning to advanced crafter. Eclectic designs combine with eye-catching materials to create jewelry that will keep the compliments coming.
Paperback ISBN: 156523278x
Woodturners of all abilities will find plenty to challenge them in this guide to creating delightful and beautiful adornments. Using just a lathe and ordinary timber or laminated wood, readers can produce a whole range of jewelry from the 12 step-by-step projects that include earrings, rings, necklaces, and brooches. Readers then learn how to decorate their carved pieces with such techniques as staining, dyeing, and inking; inlaying with beads, bands, and gemstones; and using paints and powders.
The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques
Hardcover ISBN: 1596681691
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 materialsincluding 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.
Paperback ISBN: 1574213369
Are you eager for more tangles? Are you ready to take tangling beyond pater - into the next dimension? Welcome to Zentangle 5 where tangles meet bling, encounter shrink plastic, dominate dominoes, and emerge as wearable art. Show off your passion for tangling with fashion jewelry artfully and uniquely tangled by you. Whether you make a bold statement to complement you jeans, accent an attitude, or just add a bit of bling to your day, you'll find an appealing project here; along with 40 new tangles to inspire your ever expanding repertoire of design possibilities. Zentangle 5 is all about pushing the limits, discovering cerativity and exploring new venues. Open your eyes to a wider tangling experience and enjoy!