Part illustrated memoir, part social history, Read My Pins provides an intimate look at Albright s life through the brooches she wore Her collection is both international and democratic dime store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms Included are the antique ea
The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry making throughout history.
This how to jewelry making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend In Steampunk circles, jewelry makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces In Steampunk Style Jewelry, t
75 stunning pieces of jewellery, made of beads and wire, requiring only a few simple tools and easy to learn techniques The projects include earrings necklaces bracelets pendants a contemporary eyeglass chain hair clip filigree choker finger rings pins eyeglass cord There a
Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most Blending adventu
From the simple shell beads worn by Palaeolithic hunters to the splendor of Renaissance gold work and the sumptuousness of Art Nouveau enamels, here is a fascinating and informative guide to the development of Western jewelry concluding with the radical and experimental developments in the last thre
Handcraft distinctive jewelry based on Old English designs and techniques designed by Vikings Step by step diagrams and 70 projects from easy to challenging.
Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders features projects that combine wireworking skills with beaded jewelry design The book is technique driven, with chapters on wire fundamentals, terminology, materials, and basic wireworking techniques, and projects that develop the reader s skills The projects inc
This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry She lists all r
In logical progression, Jewelry Fundamentals of Metalsmithing examines the basic techniques of this ancient and accessible craft fabricating, surface treatments, joining, finishing, stone setting, chain making, mechanisms, and casting It is illustrated throughout with clear demonstration photos,
Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools,
This book is a guide for anyone interested in creating wire jewelry Cynthia Wuller begins by teaching wireworking basics, then presents new skills with every chapter The book flows from making basic wire components to creating complex hand shaped linked jewelry Beginners can start with chapter on
Jewelry was one of the purest, and most successful, expressions of the Art Nouveau movement It captured the atmosphere and the passion of the fin de si cle, as well as the moral and artistic freedom that characterized the period Fresh designs and motifs were created with an intense excitement that
Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in jewelry making today, and this book comes from two of the best known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley With beautiful designs, than 500 how to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instru