Featuring designs by contemporary jewelers including Cynthia Eid, Rachelle Thiewes, and Jeff and Susan Wise, offers five hundred photographs of pieces crafted from such materials as copper, wire, plastic, porcelain, paper, and traditional gold and sterling silver.
Here's a fabulous new series of books, each with 20 inexpensive and easy-to-make items for all skill-levels, especially the novice crafter. The simple techniques and projects are shown in clear step-by-step photographs, with plenty of tips on how to get them just right, first time. Each project is clearly laid out to show the reader what equipment and materials are needed and each item can be completed in up to nine simple steps.
Presents a wide range of creative wedding ring designs from the world's most innovative designers and jewelers, showcasing a collection of contemporary, handmade wedding bands and engagement rings for both men and women by Etienne Peret, James Kaya, and other artists.
Plastic and Resin ; Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Author: Debra Adelson
Pubpsher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Forget gold and silver—the hottest materials in jewelry-making are plastic and resin! And this exciting new entry in the popular Art of Jewelry series is an inspirational treat that introduces the major techniques, provides insights from contemporary artists, and showcases an array of eye-opening work. Learn all the basics on “hard” plastics, from sawing and drilling to joining, constructing, and laminating. Get the lowdown on resin, including mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing, and more. Easy-to-follow how-to photo demonstrations clarify key steps—and best of all, some of the premiere innovators in the field have created the 22 amazing projects, from the dramatic Turbine Bangle and funky freeform ring in candy-colored plastic to an exotic necklace made of straws.
Earrings are among the most sculptural of all jewelry forms, with virtually unlimited design possibilities. Poring through the beautiful images in this exquisite, pocket-sized gallery book, which draws about 100 images from the best-selling book 500 Earrings, is like stepping inside a little jewelry store filled with remarkable pieces from the finest, most innovative contemporary jewelers, including such international stars as Claude and Francois Chavent, Barbara Heinrich, Babette Dohnanyi, Tom Ferrero, Rosemary Pham, Giovanni Corvaja, Cynthia Eid, Beate Eismann, Leila Tai, Ingeborg Vandamme, Octavia Cook, Hyejeong Ko, Birgit Laken, Todd Reed, Marjorie Schick, Masumi Kataoka, and many more. This little book provides great beauty that you can carry with you in your purse or jacket pocket or simply keep by your bedside to inspire your dreams!