List books in category Home & Garden / Jewelry

  • Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads

    Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads
    Linda Kaye-Moses

    Precious metal clay (PMC) is an innovative material that combines the workability of clay with the beautiful finish and durability of precious metals. The material is easy to manipulate and shape by hand to make beads for bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry. This book contains fifteen projects for creating fine silver beads and a design gallery of 25 additional jewelry pieces. Intro chapters include information about tools and techniques. Projects are organized workshop-style, to build skills cumulatively.

  • Jewelry Making For Beginners: A Complete & Easy Step by Step Guide

    Jewelry Making For Beginners: A Complete & Easy Step by Step Guide
    Janet Evans

    "Jewelry Making For Beginners" is a text that not only highlights the basics of making various types of jewelry, it also goes just a bit further into the process without making it overwhelming for the beginner. The aim that the author has with this text is to inform and educate and make the overall process as easy as possible to execute. The individual that has no concept at all of what jewelry making entails can read the text and not only get an overview of the jewelry making process but also get a bit of insight on the various processes that one can focus on be it using metal or beads or gems and stones. This book is a great source of reference for any hobbyist with an interest in making jewelry in their spare time or someone who has a creative side and has an interest in earning an income from making jewelry. The book is a great place to start to achieve that goal of creating great piece of wearable art. Of course this text will not appeal to everyone as not all are interested in using their hands or creativity to make something but for those who are it works.

  • Jewelry Making for Fun & Profit: Make Money Doing What You Love!

    Jewelry Making for Fun & Profit: Make Money Doing What You Love!
    Lynda Musante

    Discover How to Profit From Your CraftHave you ever dreamed of learning the elegant art of jewelry making? You can! Jewelry Making For Fun & Profit was written with two purposes in mind: to teach you the basics of this fun craft and to show you how to turn these new skills into cash! Whether you've been crafting for years or are just getting started, you'll learn:·The benefits and enjoyment of jewelry making ·The right materials, tools, and equipment to use ·How to create a special "crafting place" in your home ·Ways to sell your creations at craft shows, shops, and other outlets ·Craft-business basics, including pricing and record keeping

  • Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

    Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques
    Jennifer Chin

    The art of soldering—permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder—can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers. In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay. With 23 in-depth lessons and 15 stunning projects, as well as inspiring examples from contributing artists, Hot Connections Jewelry is your essential guide to unleashing your creativity and confidence in jewelry making.

  • Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips

    Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips
    Chris Franchetti Michaels

    Expert tips and tricks for making beautiful wire jewelry are at your fingertips–anywhere you go. Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips has the answers you need. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, it shows you how to use wirework tools and supplies to make attractive necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings using the hottest techniques: making jump rings, head pins, and eye pins; creating and connecting drops and links; making clasps and ear wires; twisting wire; wrapping within a framework; creating wire chains; using a wire jig; and more.

  • Making Metal Clay Jewellery

    Making Metal Clay Jewellery
    Julia Rai

    Silver metal clay is an accessible, easy to use material that allows unique, hallmark-quality jewellery to be made at home with simple tools. This practical book introduces the various forms of silver metal clay and their relative merits. Packed with images, seventeen step-by-step projects and with full instruction and advice, Making Metal Clay Jewellery is an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills with this versatile material. Includes: an introduction to the simple tools needed to work with metal clay, avoiding expensive equipment; full instruction to every stage of the process, with seventeen step-by-step tutorials; techniques including making beads, rings, earrings and pendants, setting stones, and working with glass and metal clay; covers various types of embellishment, as well as using textures, stencils and cutters to create jewellery. Each chapter features a troubleshooting section advising on how to avoid mistakes or rectify problems. A practical book on creating unique jewellery at home with this versatile and exciting medium, this will be an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills. Superbly illustrated with 175 colour photographs.

  • The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry

    The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry
    John Sartin

    DIVWith beautiful illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this how-to book includes all the techniques involved in crafting metal jewelry, including: €”Cutting and filing €”Cold connections €”Soldering €”Texturing €”Forging and forming €”Setting stones €”Applying specialty finishesThe book €™s clear organization provides easy access to information with straightforward directions andhundreds offull-color photos. You €™ll also find easy projects for trying the techniques, as well as a stunning gallery of metal jewelry pieces by experienced designers. Find beautiful jewelry examples and gain skills and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry!/div

  • The Jewelry Maker s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects: Techniques and Design Notes for One-of-a-kind Jewelry Pieces

    The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects: Techniques and Design Notes for One-of-a-kind Jewelry Pieces
    Deryn Mentock

    DIVMake your very own bohemian, rustic, one-of-a-kind, jewelry that integrates found objects or repurposes beautiful charms and elements from your jewelry box. In The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects, you will not only learn solid techniques for making several beautiful projects, but also how to plan and conceive your designs using unique objects in mixed media jewelry pieces./divDIV /divDIVThis book includes an overview of the tools and materials you €™ll need to get started, as well as a reference section that outlines important techniques. Projects included use metals, wire, beads, stones and found objects to create unique jewelry that will have everyone talking. Informative sidebars share tips and design notes that discuss the design elements in the piece; colors, shapes, textures, and what works in the piece and why. Find your inspiration, while developing amazing design skills with The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects!/div

  • Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business: Edition 2

    Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business: Edition 2
    Angie Boothroyd

    An updated edition of the best-selling handbook, this all-encompassing guide for jewellery entrepreneurs of all levels covers key lessons for setting up, running and growing a jewellery business.From the college graduate looking to set up a workshop, to the established maker ready to expand their business, Setting up a Successful Jewellery Business equips creative jewellers with the essential knowledge and tools to operate a professional jewellery business.Encouraging individuals to define their business objectives and strategy for the future, the guide deals with topics including:· presenting your brand;· protecting your designs;· how much to charge for your work;· selling to shops, galleries and individuals;· creating your website and driving traffic to it;· managing your time and finances plus other essential business skills.Updated with two new chapters, an expanded section on social media and a revised appendix, this is an indispensable jeweller's companion that provides the resources to take your business forward.

  • Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes

    Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes
    Lindly Haunani

    Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio are renowned for their courses and workshops on color as well as for their outstanding polymer clay work. In this book, they offer instruction and inspiration that focuses on polymer clay as a learning tool that readers can use to explore their own color instincts and preferences and develop their own palettes.Each chapter investigates a specific color principle, with the discussion supported by a related exercise, a “studio tool” assignment or demonstration, a polymer clay jewelry project, and a profile of a prominent polymer clay artist. Sample topics include:•The Complexity of Color•Three Properties of Color•Choosing Your Palette•Mixing Colors That Flow•Matching Colors with Precision•Games Colors Play•Orchestrating Color Combinations•Color Composition: Placement and Proportion•Playful Patterns•Tantalizing Textures

  • Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding

    Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding
    Giovanna Imperia

    In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects–stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces–all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.

  • The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

    The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework
    Donna Kato

    A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. 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 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.

  • Jewelry Making and Other Easy Past Time Craft Hobbies (incl Parachord): Handmade Jewelry and Homeade Jewelry Making Guide

    Jewelry Making and Other Easy Past Time Craft Hobbies (incl Parachord): Handmade Jewelry and Homeade Jewelry Making Guide
    Speedy Publishing

    What are the benefits of jewelry making Jewelry making is a lovely way to pass the time, and it is also a good choice when you want to foster a sense of creativity within yourself. People have worn jewelry since ancient time for the sake of beauty, religion, status and more, and as you make your own pieces, it is very easy for you to imbue them with your own personal meaning. Jewelry making allows to make rings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants that all have their own meaning for you!

  • Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

    Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms
    Jessica Herrin

    In Find Your Extraordinary, Jessica Herrin shows that you don't need to have it all to live an extraordinary life – you need to have what matters most to you. What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did and always had time for what matters most? It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. The secret? Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit inside you and stepping up to create your own definition of happiness and success.Here, Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how we can all develop the entrepreneurial spirit and use it not only to create a company, but also to create an extraordinary life. Whether at work or at home, Herrin offers realistic, attainable steps each one of us can take to achieve success on our own terms. This book isn't about having it all; it's about having what matters most to you. It's about how to find your extraordinary – your extraordinary career, your extraordinary happiness, your extraordinary life.

  • Beaded Jewellery

    Beaded Jewellery
    Maya Brenner

    Design and make your own jewellery for a fraction of what it would cost in the shops. Common beading techniques are clearly explained, with information on which colours to choose, what equipment you will need and also how to find the best beads. Features 18 simple step-by-step projects that you can easily do at home, including beginner, intermediate and advanced projects to suit all abilities. From high fashion to street chic, make jewellery to suit any style!

  • Cloisonné Enameling and Jewelry Making

    Cloisonné Enameling and Jewelry Making
    Felicia Liban

    "The complete book on cloisonné enameling . . . encyclopedic in scope." — Jewelers' Circular-Keystone"A good addition to all general craft collections." — Library JournalOne of the most beautiful forms of enameling and jewelry making, cloisonné enameling is currently enjoying a renaissance among jewelers, enamelists, designers, and craftspeople. For anyone wishing to explore the age-old art, the present volume is considered the best book on the subject. Written by two veteran jewelry designers and widely acclaimed when first published, it offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the tools, materials, and processes required to create shimmering, gem-like cloisonné enamels and settings.The book is divided into two parts. The first conveys everything from designing the wirework for the "cells" or cloisons, making the enameling cup to hold the wires and enamels, and adding and firing the colors, to creating special effects with wire, foil, and decals. Part II provides clear directions for creating handsome settings for pendants, rings, pins, buckles, boxes, and a variety of other decorative items. Over 150 detailed illustrations and photographs illuminate each step of the procedures as well as the glorious finished products.This thorough, informative book will be appreciated by intermediate-level and advanced enamelers alike. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the rewarding and highly satisfying art of creating vibrant multi-hued cloisonné enamels and jewelry.

  • Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business: Edition 2

    Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business: Edition 2
    Angie Boothroyd

    An updated edition of the best-selling handbook, this all-encompassing guide for jewellery entrepreneurs of all levels covers key lessons for setting up, running and growing a jewellery business.From the college graduate looking to set up a workshop, to the established maker ready to expand their business, Setting up a Successful Jewellery Business equips creative jewellers with the essential knowledge and tools to operate a professional jewellery business.Encouraging individuals to define their business objectives and strategy for the future, the guide deals with topics including:· presenting your brand;· protecting your designs;· how much to charge for your work;· selling to shops, galleries and individuals;· creating your website and driving traffic to it;· managing your time and finances plus other essential business skills.Updated with two new chapters, an expanded section on social media and a revised appendix, this is an indispensable jeweller's companion that provides the resources to take your business forward.

  • The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

    The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
    Cindy Thomas Pankopf

    Anyone who has ever wanted to give metal clay a try will enjoy this third book in the popular Absolute Beginners Guide series. The first book in this series, Stringing Beaded Jewelry, won the 2010 IPPY award. Making Metal Clay Jewelry follows the same signature format as its predecessors, positioning readers to learn by doing as they take on simple metal clay jewelry projects that gradually increase in difficulty level. Now is a perfect time to introduce readers to metal clay with this signature series that focuses on positive results.

  • Silver Threads

    Silver Threads
    Jeanne Rhodes-Moen

    Making beautiful, delicate silver filigree jewelry is easier than ever! Jewelry artist Jeanne Rhodes-Moen demystifies the process in this clear and thorough guide. Packed with dazzling full-color photos, Silver Threads features detailed, illustrated instructions for twelve stunning projects that range from simple pendants to more complex necklaces. Also includes tips for planning original filigree designs.

  • The Jewelry Engravers Manual

    The Jewelry Engravers Manual
    R. Allen Hardy

    Many engraving books on the market illustrate the forms and appearance of finished designs but fail to provide adequate instructions for actual engraving. In sharp contrast, this comprehensive and practical manual by two educators and master craftsmen teaches every step of the engraving process. Clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by scores of illustrations, tell how to cut initials and inscriptions using a variety of alphabets, including script, ribbon, vertical script, and Roman letters as well as block and Old English. You'll also learn how to design and cut initials in monograms, what forms to use for properly decorating and embellishing engraved work, and how to correctly shape and maintain tools, particularly square script gravers — a tool basic to many different kinds of engraving. A glossary of terms and extensive, helpful question-and-answer section round out this immensely beneficial guide.While practicing artisans will find many useful suggestions for improving their professional work, beginners will especially consider The Jewelry Engravers Manual a valuable tool for mastering the art of engraving.

  • The Polymer Clay Cookbook: Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear

    The Polymer Clay Cookbook: Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear
    Jessica Partain

    The Polymer Clay Cookbook celebrates favorite foods with 20 tiny, deliciously realistic food charms to make from polymer clay and fashion into unique jewelry. Styled as a cookbook for the beginning miniaturist "chef," the introductory chapters discuss the "basic ingredients" and techniques used for polymer clay and jewelry-making. The remainder of the book offers 20 "recipes" grouped by category: fruits, breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweets and snacks, and holiday foods. Each recipe has a list of "ingredients," step-by-step directions with photographs, and suggested variations. Each piece is presented as a particular finished jewelry item, such as a necklace, but readers are encouraged to adapt the piece into any type of jewelry they choose. Each chapter also includes one of the authors' own cherished recipes for real food, including Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls, Grandma's Pasta Sauce, Decadent Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes, and Mom's Holiday Sugar Cookies. Throughout, the authors–who are sisters–share their enthusiasm for family, sisterhood, and the tradition and feelings surrounding our favorite foods.

  • Micro MacramŽ Basics & Beyond: Knotted Jewelry with Beads

    Micro MacramŽ Basics & Beyond: Knotted Jewelry with Beads
    Raquel Cruz

    Micro macramé is a term in jewelry making that refers to the tiny knots made with much thinner cords than traditional macramé art. Through 20 projects, this book aims to turn any novice jewelry maker into a master of this emerging technique. Many of the projects are bracelets, which are popular and quick to work up, but this book also includes necklaces and other projects for variety. This technique-focused book also teaches jewelry makers how to incorporate beads and crystals into their macramé jewelry, so they can make each piece their own and take macramé from a craft to an art.

  • Silver Jewelry Making: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide

    Silver Jewelry Making: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide
    Janet Evans

    Wearing jewelry is essential to helping women developed their own style. For women wishing to create a look that's unique, the last thing they'll want to invest money in is mass produced pieces of jewelry. It's for this reason alone, learning the skills needed for making silver jewelry could prove extremely beneficial. When it comes to making such pieces you need to know where to purchase the right kinds of supplies. In this book not only do we discuss what's needed to start your own silver jewelry making venture but also provide several projects you may want to try out. We also recommend you attend a silver jewelry-making course if you can as well. If you're having problems finding courses we highly recommend you look online for what you need. You may even find an online course that enables you to learn in the comfort of your own home. As a beginner, the kind of course you should be looking for is one, which covers the basics. The kinds of skills this course should be teaching you relate to soldering cutting, shaping and texturing the silver plus polishing it. Also look for courses that teach you skills such as making jump rings, hooks and clasps for earrings. Finally what you should be looking for in a course is one that'll allow you to make a number of different pieces of jewelry from silver. The actual process of turning a piece of silver into a piece of jewelry is not only very technical, but also allows your artistic side to flourish. Once you've finished making silver jewelry either for yourself or for someone else, can prove extremely satisfying, especially as you watch the piece develop and grow

  • Bead Stitching Handbook

    Bead Stitching Handbook
    Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin

    The latest book from Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin teaches jewelry makers how to make 22 wirework pieces from start to finish. Jewelry makers are treated to Kimberly’s freeform style of wirework as she wraps and weaves around beads and cabochons to make showcase pendants. She then explains how to make many styles of chains and clasps, so every part of the piece can be handmade. After mastering the component techniques, jewelry makers will find the resulting components are completely interchangeable for thousands of looks!

  • Modern Methods in Horology

    Modern Methods in Horology
    Grant Hood

    This vintage book contains a complete guide to contemporary methods and techniques employed in horology and clockmaking. It was originally designed for the edification of young watchmakers and contains a wealth of useful information presented clearly and in simple language. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in horology, and it would make for a useful addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Old and New Methods of Measuring Time", "Time Service of Today", "Iron and Steel", "Wheels and Pinions", "The Balance Staff and Its Measurements", "Jeweling", "Pivoting", "The Balance or Hair String", "The Lever Escapement", "The Main Spring", "The Compensating Balance and Pendulum", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.

  • Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs

    Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs
    Bert Rachel Freed

    Beading experts, teachers, and jewelry designers Bert and Dana Freed share their expertise in this delightful collection of jewelry patterns and projects. Using a wide range of stunning beads in lovely color combinations, the pieces may look complicated, but are very easy to make following the clearly explained techniques and directions. The projects are organized so that you start with the foundation of bead crochet—the basic chain stitch—then progress through each level to achieve more advanced techniques. Each section opens with clear photographs that demonstrate the techniques needed for the proceeding projects. The "Advanced Tips and Tricks" at the end of the book offer additional tips and tricks for making your bead crochet experience go as smoothly as possible.Beautifully photographed, Bead Crochet Jewelry provides all the inspiration and skills you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. From dangling earrings to chunky necklaces and plaited bracelets, these beautiful and intricate-looking pieces are sure to stand out and be admired by all.

  • The Art of Resin Clay: Techniques and Projects for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects

    The Art of Resin Clay: Techniques and Projects for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects
    Sherri Haab

    Discover the Creative Possibilities of Resin Clay Imagine being able to imitate the look of rare coral, create oversized but featherweight statement jewelry, or mix clay with other mediums—all without firing. The Art of Resin Clay explores the creative potential of this material, in both air-dry and two-part formulas, and guides you through everything you’ll need to get started: • Information on choosing the right kind of resin clay, essential tools and techniques, and safety guidelines• Tips for mixing colors, finishing, and adding jewelry findings• 20 projects covering a variety of creative techniques • Galleries of work by influential artists and crafts designers who use this versatile material

  • Beaded Bracelets: 25 Dazzling Handcrafted Projects

    Beaded Bracelets: 25 Dazzling Handcrafted Projects
    Claudine McCormack Jalajas

    25 Dazzling Handcrafted ProjectsLearn how to create wearable works of art! Beaded Bracelets will show you how to make 25 original woven beaded bracelets that are contemporary and sure to make a statement.Every bracelet design is unique and has been created by author Claudine McCormack Jalajas to help you master the four main basic beadweaving stitches: peyote, crossweave, right angle weave, and herringbone. Each design comes with a complete and detailed material list, and clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations. And all the projects will show you how beads are gently woven together to create bracelets that are lacy, chunky, sleek, fringed, delicate, and most of all beautiful. Also included are tips for purchasing the right tools and beads and resources that will guide your buying decisions.

  • American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation

    American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation
    Carolyn L. White

    Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. Items of personal adornment fill museum collections and are regularly uncovered in historical period archaeological excavations. But until the publication of this comprehensive volume, there has been no basic guide to help curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or collectors identify this class of objects from colonial and early republican America. Carolyn L. White helps the reader understand and interpret these artifacts, discussing their source, manufacture, materials, function, and value in early American life. She uses them as a window on personal identity, showing how gender, age, ethnicity, and class were often displayed through the objects worn. White draws not only on the items themselves, but uses their portrayal in art, contemporary writings, advertisements, and business records to assess their meaning to their owners. A reference volume for the shelf of anyone interested in early American material culture. Over 100 illustrations and tables.

  • Charm Love Friendship Bracelets: 35 Unique Designs with Polymer Clay, Macrame, Knotting, and Braiding * Make your own charms with polymer clay!

    Charm Love Friendship Bracelets: 35 Unique Designs with Polymer Clay, Macrame, Knotting, and Braiding * Make your own charms with polymer clay!
    Sherri Haab

    Bestselling crafts book author Sherri Haab offers a new take on the classic friendship bracelet with 35 fresh, fashionable, and modern designs! A hugely popular rite of passage for girls all over the world, the friendship bracelet has recently become a fashion staple for women of all ages, incorporating various braiding, knotting, weaving, and embellishment materials and techniques. The techniques and materials of the classic friendship bracelet trace their roots to Central and South America, and the fashion world's renewed interest in all things ethnic have transported it to the runway, inspiring celebrities, models, and fashion mavens like Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Lauren Conrad, Bar Rafaeli, and Rita Ora to sport "stacks" of ultra-chic wrist candy and retailers to sell expensive versions. In Charm Love Friendship Bracelets, bestselling crafts book author Sherri Haab offers a new take on the classic friendship bracelet that shows how to make pretty, chic, and wearable polymer clay charms and beads and combine them with traditional knotting/macrame, braiding, wrapping, and other techniques using inexpensive threads, cording, beads, and findings to create 35 fresh, fashionable, and modern designs. The book covers essential supplies, knotting techniques (with step-by-step illustrations), and working with polymer clay. The designs take a timeless classic and give it a new twist with fun, fashion-forward projects that let you customize your creations with easy-to-make polymer clay charms and beads as well as other easy-to-find embellishments.

  • Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones

    Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones
    Laura McCabe

    DIVElegant, old-world jewelry with modern style.Working with world-famous Swarovski crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings for beaders of every skill level. The author provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) — and presents 45 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colors and shapes to create custom effects. All 65 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, and spiral rope. Laura McCabe also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, picots, berry clusters, and branch fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations. Beaders of any skill level can create their own high-end, boutique-style jewelry Goes beyond stringing to teach readers three basic beadweaving techniques and principles of design Only book on market endorsed by the worldÆs leading manufacturer of cut-crystal beads /div

  • American Indian Beadwork

    American Indian Beadwork
    J.F. “Buck” Burshears

    A handicraft guide to American Indian beadwork for those seeking the fundamentals of construction and ideas of design—fully illustrated throughout.American Indian Beadwork includes:-Directions for beading stitches-Directions for making and stringing a loom-Fifty-four black-and-white photographs of actual Indian beadwork-Thirteen full-color pages of 132 authentic Indian patterns for your own beadwork

  • Wonderful Wire Jewelry: Make 30+ Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, and More

    Wonderful Wire Jewelry: Make 30+ Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, and More
    Erica Swanson

    Projects in Wonderful Wire Jewelry include techniques such as turning loops, coiling, wrapping, weaving, and linking. With a wide range of techniques and styles, readers are sure to find plenty to inspire them. In addition to 30+ jewelry projects, this book will include a detailed Basics section with sidebars on wire working tools and metal options. Project range from beginner to intermediate levels.

  • How To Make Jewelry With Beads: An Easy & Complete Step By Step Guide

    How To Make Jewelry With Beads: An Easy & Complete Step By Step Guide
    Janet Evans

    It's quite easy to make your own jewelry when you know how. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. As you'll discover, to make jewelry with beads, you don't need any specialized skills or knowledge in metal work or power tools. If you really want to see your hobby flourish then learning the basics skills and being enthusiastic is all you need. Plus knowing where to look for tools and supplies that aren't too expensive can help as well. By the time you've finished reading this book, you'll not only know where to buy what you need, but also learn certain techniques for you to produce some amazing pieces of jewelry with beads. Within this book are some techniques that'll only take a matter of minutes to master, whilst others may require you to spend a little more time practicing them to achieve the right kinds of results. From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry with beads before. However by the end you'll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. Not only that but I've provided you with some projects you can do to practice you're new found skills on. For anyone who hasn't tried making jewelry with beads before will find this book extremely useful. Although you may begin by deciding to just make items for friends and family. Don't be too surprised when you start getting others asking you to create pieces for them.

  • Making Silver Jewellery

    Making Silver Jewellery
    Louise Mary Muttitt

    Silver is an exciting and versatile material for jewellery makers, both beginners and the more advanced, and nothing beats the satisfaction of creating and making your own designs. This book shows you how. Full of inspiring ideas and finished pieces, it explains over forty processes including the more advanced techniques such as fold forming and keum-boo and encourages the reader to experiment with their own designs. Contents include: Step-by-step explanations with bench tips from the author's own experience; advice on the jewellery process, including how to gather inspiration for designs and considerations for making wearable jewellery; a chapter dedicated to the surface finishing and polishing of silver to give your designs a professional finish. This is an accessible introduction to making silver jewellery with progression to more advanced techniques. Beautifully illustrated with 324 colour photographs.

  • Making Costume Jewelry: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide

    Making Costume Jewelry: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide
    Janet Evans

    If you're someone who has an eye for fashion and enjoys making their own things, why not save yourself money by making your own costume jewelry. Even the simplest pieces of costume jewelry can be overpriced so why spend money on such accessories when making them for yourself could save you a great deal of money. Of course when it comes to making your own jewelry there are certain things you need to consider before you do. The first thing you need to consider before you begin the process of learning how to make costume jewelry is what type you wish to make. The best way of determining what style of jewelry you want to make is to look through various magazines and see what's on offer in stores locally. It's also a good idea to gain inspiration for your costume jewelry designs by visiting museums or art galleries. You may even gain inspiration for your designs when out for a walk. It's a good idea as you go through various magazines, newspapers or when you look online you keep copies of images of costume jewelry that you like. Then look at these images to help you to come up with your own unique designs. In this book we offer help about how to go about making costume jewelry including some projects you may want to try. However if you can, see whether there are any jewelry making classes close to where you live. Of course if you cannot find any locally then there are plenty of classes to be found online as well. Another thing you should be doing is to designate a particular area in your home where you'll work on your jewelry pieces. It's important to remember, even when making the simplest of pieces you'll require lots of different items to complete the project. Plus you need plenty of space to be able to work on each piece of jewelry comfortably. If you have a small room in your home that's used for storing things in then this would be the perfect place for setting up as your jewelry workspace. It's a good idea to spend money not only investing in the tools you need to create your designs with but also a good table and chair. You want the space where you're sitting to be comfortable and also allow you to not place too much stress on your body as you do work. Remember you're going to be working with very small items so make sure the area in which you are working is well lit. If you need to purchase a good standard lamp or reading lamp that can direct light straight on to the work surface from above. Also investing in a light that contains LED bulbs rather than conventional incandescent or halogen bulbs should be considered. This is because these types of lights actually produce a form of lighting that's very similar to natural sunlight, so it means far less strain is being placed on your eyes as you work on very small and delicate parts of the jewelry. As for the chair, make sure you choose one that offers your back plenty of support. So investing in a good quality typist's type chair should be considered. Not only do they provide support to the upper part of the back but also the lower part. Also make sure you look for a store that can reliably provide you with all the materials you need when making costume jewelry. If you're having problems sourcing what you need locally there are plenty of online stores you can use instead.

  • Paracord Bracelets & Projects: A Beginners Guide (Mastering Paracord Bracelets & Projects Now

    Paracord Bracelets & Projects: A Beginners Guide (Mastering Paracord Bracelets & Projects Now
    Janet Evans

    Persons are always seeking new ways to be creative and "Paracord Bracelets and Projects: A Beginners Guide" explains just how individuals can get involved in a new and exciting hobby. This text explains how the resilient parachute cord can be used to make bracelets and other items that can not only serve as a piece of fashion but also serves as a survival tool of needed. The text goes through the basics, explaining what exactly the Paracord is and then going into exactly how it can be used to make pieces of jewelry. The text is ideal for the consummate hobbyist that is always seeking new and fun things that they can do in their spare time. The author herself has tried all of the methods of using the paracord that she has outlined in the text and that can be seen from the way she is able to break everything down and explain it to the reader.

  • Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry: Creating with components

    Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry: Creating with components
    Marilyn Gardiner

    Most chain mail project books focus on long chains of traditional chain mail weaves. In Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry: Creating with Components, noted designer and teacher Marilyn Gardiner offers a fresh, component-based approach to chain mail jewelry. Gardiner teaches readers to create short segments of chain — components — and then combine these units with bead links and metal connectors. Readers will also learn to build custom shapes, bails, beads, pendants, and tassels to incorporate into their creations. The 25+ projects in Gardiner's newest book use sterling silver, copper, and some colored rings, all in her signature “office jewelry" style — jewelry women will feel comfortable wearing in any setting. Gardiner also offers design variations for some projects, allowing readers the freedom to make each piece their own. The projects include familiar weaves, but the emphasis is on the beautiful jewelry readers can create with short segments of chain mail rather than long chains. The book includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos that will appeal to beginning jewelry makers. Readers with intermediate or advanced chain mail skills will enjoy using their skills in a new, innovative way.

  • How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business: *Turn your passion into profit *Develop a smart business plan *Set market-appropriate prices *Profit from craft fairs and trade shows *Sell to local and national retail shops *Make money on the Internet

    How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business: *Turn your passion into profit *Develop a smart business plan *Set market-appropriate prices *Profit from craft fairs and trade shows *Sell to local and national retail shops *Make money on the Internet
    Maire Loughran

    How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business is for creative, talented women who want to turn their passion for beautiful jewelry into a profitable sideline or full-time business. Selling and making jewelry is one of the more high-margin craft businesses and with the right approach to sales and a stylish look, one can develop a devoted following. In addition to the essentials common to the series, this book also includes information on pricing jewelry, setting up a Web site, and how to get celebrity attention.

  • The Jeweler s Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials

    The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials
    Brandon Holschuh

    Master the art and craft of metal jewelry making in your own home studio! Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and — with the right tools — can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time. Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come. Invites you into the world of the home jewelry artist, from workbench to gallery Teaches fundamental jewelry-making techniques — hammering, soldering, riveting, and more — in full-color photographs Illustrates the steps for crafting twenty beautiful pieces of metalwork jewelry, including rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants Features gallery-quality jewelry from dozens of contributing artists

  • Learning to Make Jewellery Handbook

    Learning to Make Jewellery Handbook
    Beverley Ferrell

    When I am in my bead shop and teaching, the most common problem I come across is people not knowing where to start, so in this book I have covered basic ways to get started. I have also given people a little insight of basic projects covering more than just beads, so you can try your hand at different things and have a lot of fun on your first steps to creating your own works of art.

  • Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

    Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal
    Melissa Manley

    DIVJewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and other experimental techniques.This is not a project book; rather, it is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals processes down into very specific experiments, such as texturing or plastic deformation of metal, with no goal in mind other than to experience how metal moves. Readers learn to understand more about metal, how to master it, and gain a deep, thoughtful underlying appreciation for process and method, becoming entranced with finely crafting objects with great care./div

  • Polymer Clay Jewelry: 22 Bracelets, Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings, Pins, and Buttons

    Polymer Clay Jewelry: 22 Bracelets, Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings, Pins, and Buttons
    Sophie Arzalier

    Polymer clay is a fun and easy medium for creating colorful jewelry. It can be easily molded and baked to create a myriad of beautiful jewelry designs: bracelets, necklaces, brooches, buttons, and earrings. This book tells you everything you need to know to get started and gives you 18 projects to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing!Sculpt polymer clay with your hands or with tools, add texture, mix in little elements such as sequins, and even decorate it with paint, ink, or patinaBasic instructions, along with detailed information on tools and materials to get you started working with polymer clayStep-by-step photo-illustrated instructions

  • Polymer Clay Global Perspectives: Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists

    Polymer Clay Global Perspectives: Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists
    Cynthia Tinapple

    Explore the World–in Polymer Clay!Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium. In this masterful collection, you'll find: · Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision· Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios· Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such as mokume gane,extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques· Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewelry, miniatures, sculpture, and much moreWith artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.

  • The Complete Idiot s Guide to Making Metal Jewelry: A Full-Color Guide to Creating Beautiful Metal Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, and More

    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Metal Jewelry: A Full-Color Guide to Creating Beautiful Metal Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, and More
    Nancy Lee

    The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Making Metal Jewelry gives readers more than 125 step-by-step instructions and 200 fully illustrated color photos, for various metal jewelry making techniques, including soldering, smithing, stamping, hammering, riveting, and wiring. Readers learn how to work with easily obtainable but beautiful metals to make unique pieces. In this book, readers learn about:- Setting up an organized, efficient, inexpensive, and safe workspace.- Buying the right tools for what they want to accomplish.- The fundamental concepts of working with metal.- Key fabrication techniques such as moving, piercing, smoothing, and joining.- How to add embellishments such as gems and found objects.- Adding surface textures and colors.- Attaching chains and mechanisms and finishing a piece to perfection.- Designing and executing truly unique pieces.Along the way, special sidebars give readers alternate methods for accomplishing various techniques, tear-free ways to correct common mistakes, safety warnings, and more. The book also includes a dozen original project ideas, with access to more projects and video instruction online.

  • The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos

    The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos
    Tammy Powley

    This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of jewelry making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for .all the common methods and styles of jewelry: beaded jewelry, wire, crystals and gems, polymer clay, PMC. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of jewelry by a various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.

  • The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, Revised and Updated: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos

    The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, Revised and Updated: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos
    Tammy Powley

    This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of jewelry making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for .all the common methods and styles of jewelry: beaded jewelry, wire, crystals and gems, polymer clay, PMC. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of jewelry by a various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.

  • Making Designer Bead & Wire Jewelry: Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings

    Making Designer Bead & Wire Jewelry: Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings
    Tammy Powley

    Jewelry making is one of the most popular craft trends, and its audience continues to grow. Few jewelry books on the market emphasize the importance of the design relationship between beads, wire, and jewelry findingsùthe ônuts and boltsö of any piece. This book will show not only how to design and build your own spectacular jewelry out of beads and wire but how to design and create your own findings as well.Most jewelry making books are geared for the beginner and provide little information for intermediate to advanced jewelry makers. Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry contains illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Intermediate and advanced jewelry makers will learn new techniques for creating signature elements for their designs, while beginners will get a handle on honing their skills.

  • The Earring Style Book

    The Earring Style Book
    Stephanie A. Wells

    Create an entire earring wardrobe—no stylist required Stephanie Wells’s unique, trendsetting Double Happiness earrings have been regularly spotted on Oprah, Alicia Keys, Rachael Ray, and Beyoncé. Here, the award-winning designer shows you how to make 40 of her signature earring styles—without sacrificing time or budget. You’ll learn basic jewelry making skills, as well as Double Happiness techniques for making frames, wrapping wires and beads, and connecting multiple wraps. Whether your style is chic, glamorous, rock-and-roll, or bohemian, you’ll find easy-to-make earrings that will revive—and revolutionize—any outfit.

  • Easy-to-Do Beadwork: Jewelry, Flowers and Other Projects

    Easy-to-Do Beadwork: Jewelry, Flowers and Other Projects
    Joseph Leeming

    A terrific crafting pastime to practice alone or in groups, beading is not only a pleasant hobby, it's also a fun way to earn some extra money. In this handy, abundantly illustrated guide, readers will find scores of delightful project ideas: handbags, earrings, trinket boxes, mosaic pictures, brooches, miniature furniture, dress decorations, and window shade pulls, to name only a few. While the author's examples may appeal to many adult crafters, the simple instructions make it easy for even grade-schoolers to create attractive items such as necklaces, rope bracelets (currently very popular), greeting cards, belts, and rings. Additional chapters list interesting new ways to use beads in other crafts, such as embroidery, crochet work, and weaving. A final chapter identifies a variety of bead types (cork, acorn, macaroni, rose petal, spool, and more). Simple directions and easy-to-master techniques make this a book that will be treasured by hobbyists and serious crafters alike.

  • Polymer Clay Master Class: Exploring Process, Technique, and Collaboration with 11 Master Artists

    Polymer Clay Master Class: Exploring Process, Technique, and Collaboration with 11 Master Artists
    Judy Belcher

    Learn the Signature Techniques of Top Polymer Clay ArtistsPolymer Clay Master Class offers you a close-up look at the creative processes of eleven acclaimed polymer clay artists as they share their expertise with one another and you. Judy Belcher and Tamara Honaman bring together these talented artists for the first time, offering their individual techniques and then documenting how they inspire and challenge one another in the creation of collaborative pieces. In five lessons with sixteen guided projects, you will gain an understanding of the polymer clay skills you’ve always wanted to master, such as:• Creating with sculpture, canework, and imitative techniques• Altering the surface with carving, transfers, imprint, and silk screening• Incorporating mixed media, such as metal, wood, and fiber• Designing using cold connections, hollow and lightweight forms, kinetic construction, and jewelry-finishing techniques• Pushing the boundaries of the Skinner Blend technique• Collaborating with fellow artists to open up new creative possibilitiesWith contributors including Leslie Blackford, Cynthia Tinapple, Lindly Haunani, Sarah Shriver, and many others, you have a front-row seat to the world of innovative polymer clay art. Challenge your assumptions about methods, style, and collaboration, and get ready to start on your own creative journey. Also available as an ebook

  • Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies: Edition 2

    Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies: Edition 2
    Heather Dismore

    Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and more Want to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition of Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides the easy-to-understand information that makes it easy. Updated information on getting started and setting up the necessities of a jewelry maker's workshop New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creations Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap bracelets Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someone's rights New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning your hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through Etsy.com, blogs, and social media sites From attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and more With hundreds of detailed photos—now featured in full-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies is the ideal resource you'll turn to again and again to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.

  • Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ unique jewelry designs

    Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ unique jewelry designs
    Susan Barzacchini

    Wire jewelry has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. Wire weaving techniques simply evolve to incorporate the newest materials and trends. All-new Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focuses on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear. Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wireworkers looking for new project ideas.

  • Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified: Learn to Braid with a Kumihimo Disk

    Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified: Learn to Braid with a Kumihimo Disk
    Rebecca Ann Combs

    This is the second Kumihimo book by Rebecca Combs. This book will focus more on the beginner and shares some of the most popular features that made the first book a runaway success: conversational voice, skill-building format, Kumihimo math, and continuing to use the inexpensive Kumihimo foam disk. Kumihimo Simplified includes 5 “new” braids: 8-warp basket weave, 16-warp rectangular, 16-warp hollow basket, 8-warp half-round, and 8-warp square. Beads will be included within the braids where appropriate, however, the focus will be straight braid. Special sidebars will include Creative Closures – 5 different ways to finish Kumihimo braids, besides the common gluing of endcaps.

  • Making Jewelry With Beads And Silver Jewelry For Beginners : A Complete and Step by Step Guide: (Special 2 In 1 Exclusive Edition)

    Making Jewelry With Beads And Silver Jewelry For Beginners : A Complete and Step by Step Guide: (Special 2 In 1 Exclusive Edition)
    Janet Evans

    Wearing jewelry is essential to helping women developed their own style. For women wishing to create a look that's unique, the last thing they'll want to invest money in is mass produced pieces of jewelry. It's for this reason alone, learning the skills needed for making silver and beaded jewelry could prove extremely beneficial. When it comes to making such pieces you need to know where to purchase the right kinds of supplies. In this book, " Making Jewelry With Beads & Silver Jewelry For Beginners : A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" not only do we discuss what's needed to start your own silver & beaded jewelry making venture but also provide several projects you may want to try out. The actual process of turning a piece of silver into a piece of jewelry is not only very technical, but also allows your artistic side to flourish. Once you've finished making silver jewelry either for yourself or for someone else, it can prove extremely satisfying, especially as you watch the piece develop and grow. In addition, after finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. Within this book are some techniques that'll only take a matter of minutes to master, whilst others may require you to spend a little more time practicing them to achieve the right kinds of results. From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry with beads and silver before. However by the end you'll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. For more tips and tricks, download " Making Jewelry With Beads & Silver Jewelry For Beginners : A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" now!

  • Enameling on Metal Clay

    Enameling on Metal Clay
    Pam East

    This book will appeal to artisans of all levels. A thorough introductory section helps readers prepare their workspace with information on tools, materials, and basic techniques for metal clay and enameling. Jewelry projects include earrings, pendants, pins, beads, and a ring. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with clear, detailed photographs.

  • Lena Corwin s Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create

    Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create
    Lena Corwin

    In 2009, tastemaker and bestselling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this “best of†? collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are lessons/projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations. !–?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /–Praise for Lena Corwin's Made By Hand: “Decorate with coffee table books. A few Glamour picks: Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand . . .†? —Glamour Magazine “A must-have for anyone who wants to create unique décor.†? —Decorating Shortcuts magazine “Made By Hand offers the perfect range of usable textile handiwork, presented by fourteen teachers who obviously enjoy their craft —ForeWord Reviews “The 385 detailed illustrations, along with excellent step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, make each project tempting and approachable.†? —Studios magazine “Those messy hands alone are inspiring me to get creative.†? —Modern Eve “I got a sneak peek at a mostly lovely book. I can’t contain my excitement over this book. The projects are varied and so much fun.†? —The Stylish Nest “The photography and layout of the book is gorgeous: wide open with lots of white space, reminiscent of Japanese craft books. And there are people, whole people, sitting and doing crafts, not just disembodied hands. Isn’t that part of the reason we craft—for the human contact?†? —Knitty.com “Made By Hand is gorgeous . . . filled to the brim with beautifully executed diy tutorials from a host of talented artisans.†? —Michelle S Blog “Craft book is like a private studio class . . . this book is a breath of fresh air†? —Examiner.com “She’s the most talented person I know, and probably in all of Brooklyn.†? —Lucky magazine “This project is a personal favorite of mine and the colors are easy to customize for fall.†? —Design*Sponge “Attention DIY’ers: You Need Lena Corwin’s New Book!†? —Lucky magazine “As brilliant as it is beautiful!†? —The Purl Bee “The diversity of offerings within these pages makes you feel like you’re at a retreat with too many good things to choose from . . . except you get to make them all! The photography is clean and simple. Gorgeous—really. This is a good one, folks . . . and Lena—you've done it again.†? —maya*made “Even if none of you know where to begin, you can easily use the projects in this book as a guidebook . . .†? —Urban Comfort†? "A must-have if you want to stretch your creativity and get your hands dirty—literally.†? —Big Cartel “It boasts stunning visuals with simple imagery.†? —The Capsule Show “Made by Hand introduces readers to ageless crafting techniques with modern projects. —HGTV.com “The delightful projects are scrumptiously photographed as step-by-step tutorials, creating the impression that we, too, are in the light-filled studio among the generous and pleasant makers . . . all of these carefully curated projects will result in products that are perfect in their own unique way.†? —BookPage.com “We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author a href="http://lenacorwin.com/" target="_blank"Lena

  • Designing and Making Rings and Bangles

    Designing and Making Rings and Bangles
    Miranda Falkner

    Rings and bangles are timeless jewellery pieces; from simple elegance to bold creations, they make stunning statements. This beautiful book explains traditional techniques with step-by-step guides, and gives inspiration through stunning examples from leading jewellers. Written by two award-winning designer makers, it encourages jewellers of all levels of experience to express themselves and make unique pieces of jewellery to be worn and treasured. This new book covers the design process, from initial observation to developing, selecting materials and finalizing an idea. Detailed instruction is given on more elaborate ways of making and decorating work, including casting, texturing, etching, granulation, inlay and keum-boo. There is also a guide to using gemstones with a range of settings. Written both for beginners wanting to make their first ring or bangle and for the more experienced looking for inspiration, with advice on equipment and materials, step-by-step guides to traditional techniques including simple forming and soldering and an emphasis on the importance of finishing the ring or bangle and achieving perfection. Lavishly illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

  • Timeless Wire Weaving: The Complete Course

    Timeless Wire Weaving: The Complete Course
    Lisa Barth

    Timeless Wire Weaving focuses on developing wirework skills through 13 projects using three classic wire weaving techniques: coiling, wrapping, and weaving. The projects are built around a focal cabochon and incorporate seed beads and crystals in imaginative ways. Designers will be able to make the jewelry shown in the book, while also using the techniques learned to create innovative jewelry pieces of their own.