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.
12 Great Projects to Make
Paperback ISBN: 1784941662
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, this is the perfect introduction for anyone keen on making their own jewelry. Each project is illustrated with clear step-by-step pictures to guide you through the process, and all techniques needed are clearly explained, meaning you can pick up the book and get started straight away.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1596680709
Featuring original ideas from top jewelry designers, this collection covers a range of contemporary and stylish projects, such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants. Beginning with a primer on basic tools and techniques and covering fundamental wire-working skills in detail, including wire-wrapping, weaving, coiling, chain-making, hammering, texturing, and oxidizing, this guide helps jewelry makers of all skills levels develop a range of talents. Each project includes a comprehensive materials list and step-by-step instructions that guide crafters through a variety of projects, including wrapping found objects with wire, making chain mail, creating spirals, straightening wire, making jump rings and ear wires, and creating clasps. Constructed with many different materials—from precious metals to plated and colored wire—these striking creations are a mix of funky and fabulous wire designs combined with stones, beads, and cords to create an interesting and eclectic jewelry collection.
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.