Jewelry and Beads
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.
The Art of Tatting Jewelry
Exquisite Lace and Bead Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1784942499
This is the latest title from esteemed tatter Lyn Morton and contains a fantastic array of exquisite pieces to create. Each design is carefully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams. This practical and informative book showcases the use of this accessible and thriving craft, ideal for creating fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.
Art of Turquoise
Hardcover ISBN: 1423616308
In this coffee table book, Emmerling highlights the art and use of turquoise in jewelry, clothing, and furniture, illustrating examples of ideas through color photos of home decorations, jewelry collections, candlesticks, fabric and textiles, architecture, clothes and accessories, and tchotchkes. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets
A Complete Guide to Creating Sophisticated Braided Jewelry Incorporating Precious Metals
Paperback ISBN: 1937994368
Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets is an amazing step-by-step guide to make beautiful jewelry for all occasions. Author Di Kim will walk you through tools and materials, basic braids & knots, and fastenings. All you need to make any style of bracelet, whether plain and simple, or glammed-up with precious metals, stones, crystals or glass! - Over 25 projects for stylish, covetable jewelry that combines informal style with fine materials - Clear step-by-step instructions on basic braiding and knotting techniques, using a variety of cord materials, from leather and hemp to silk and ribbon - Easy-to-follow guides to using beads, precious metal components, semiprecious gemstones, and more in your designs - Features a full-color gallery of different styles, plus inspiration to create custom looks for a colorful wrist party
Bead Jewelry 101
Hardcover ISBN: 1589236653
Bead Jewelry 101, 2nd Edition is a complete bead jewelry course in a book! Written for the absolute beginner, these thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs expertly guide you through the basics of making bead jewelry. Authors Ann and Karen Mitchell are a dynamic team of professional jewelry designers that teach you all about the tools and materials and show you how to use them. The project chapters are organized by different jewelry parts, called findings, so that you learn new techniques and build new skills with every piece of jewelry you create. Variations of the projects give you great ideas and lead you in new directions as you learn to design your own jewelry. The book contains 30 easy projects that teach the techniques for making endless jewelry designs. The spiral binding helps to keep the pages open flat while you follow the directions. Learn to make bead jewelry in a few hours and enjoy the rewards for a lifetime!