Make stylish jewellery in next to no time Minimal tools and materials required Easy, step-by-step techniques to follow Easy to personalise using various papers and inclusions
Metal clay starts as clay and turns into metal. Does it get any more magical? Now it does—withMetal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry. Author Sherri Haab takes this compelling material, today's hottest craft item, to the next level, brilliantly combining it with other media ranging from the timeless to the unexpected. Ribbons, gold leaf, pottery shards, transparent resin, polymer clay, leather, and more are used to create stunning jewelry. Beautiful photography showcases these innovative pieces, and full step-by-step instructions make it easy to re-create them. New formulations of metal clay and newly developed firing techniques are presented clearly so that crafters can achieve professional results. Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal Clay—over 35,000 copies sold! • Author has sold more than two million books! • Metal clay is hot with crafters, artists—anyone who wants to try alchemy
Discover one of the hottest trends in mixed media--resin! Join mixed-media and jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she opens new frontiers in her application of resin techniques. Resin Alchemy offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring, to using bezels, to key metalworking techniques that expand design options. She explores creating artistic effects with: Color Found objects Texture Casting Collage And, more! It doesn't stop there! Learn how to incorporate stories, words, meaningful images, and more in the layers of your resin jewelry. Susan shares her wealth of tips for collecting great found objects and for layering and encasing stories--in short, how to bring both great technique and great imagination to bear on jewelry making. Throughout the book, you'll enjoy easy step-by-step projects and finished pieces!
Discover all the beauty a single drop holds Brilliant color. Exquisite clarity. Stunning shape. Diamonds? No, resin! In 25 fun and fabulous ready-to-wear projects, best-selling author Heidi Boyd reveals the many looks of resin and how easy it is to mix, tint, pour and manipulate it to create your own gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings. With Exploring Resin Jewelry, you will: Embed, protect and show off precious treasures, delicate seashells, even colorful candy Fill molds and bezels of all shapes and sizes for perfectly customized jewelry Design unique resin creations that match your personal style Learn Heidi's best tips and tricks for fast, fantastic results every time Turn liquid plastic into spectacular jewelry you can wear every day and cherish forever!
Accessible and flexible, resin is an ideal material for creating jewelery. Kathie Murphy's book is an essential introductory guide to resin jewellery for newcomers and a highly useful reference tool and source of inspiration for established jewelers. It discusses resin, its history, how to store it, different types of resin and their uses and employs a step-by-step approach to demonstrate how to make a wide range of resin jewellery. It is illustrated throughout with examples of pieces made by an international group of artists.
More than 25 wire knitting and crochet jewelry designs offer jewelry lovers the opportunity to create original handmade projects. The designs featured include a sterling silver bracelet, a blue velvet choker, festive wreath earrings, and more--each of which employ knitting or crocheting techniques. 50 color photos. 30 line drawings.
With Emma Hardyâ€™s 25 easy ideas aimed at children aged from 7 to 11, there are hours of fun to be had. Every project comes with crystal clear instructions and cute artworks that guide your child through every step. Youâ€™ll find you can make lots of things with just paper and glue in the papercrafts section, while tiny tailors can learn about basic stitching in the Simple Sewing chapter. Kids can move onto bigger projects in the costumes section, where there are lots of ideas for creative play. Thereâ€™s a chapter on transforming natural and recycled materials into presents and toys; plus, the holidays will never be boring, with ideas for pumpkin animals, Easter egg cards, and Christmas cookies. Every activity expands your childâ€™s knowledge and once they have mastered the basics they can let their imagination run wild and start work on their own craft projects.
This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference book for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume, providing an essential one-stop look-it-up resource for both students and professionals. The focus is on detailed explanation with clear step-bystep photography used extensively which means that while this book contains the expert techniques aimed squarely at professional jewelers, it is also accessible to students of any level seeking an authoritative and comprehensive bible of their craft.
"Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos demonstrate a wide range of jewelry-making techniques, including stringing, beadweaving, wirework, macramé, metal stamping, and chain maille"--Back cover.
Caroline Zoob's Hand-Stitched Home includes more than twenty striking and elegant embroidery designs for the home, including embellishments for dining chair covers, bed linens, window treatments, seat cushions, and more. Attention to simplicity and calm is what makes Caroline Zoob one of the most talented and creative designers in embroidery. Her work is utterly distinctive and in this book she shares her inspirations and techniques. The flexible approach of Hand-Stitched Home allows the reader to complete the full projects and explore different stitches and inspirations to create completely personal and original pieces. The book also includes detailed instructions for all of the projects, including special needlework methods the author has devised herself.
Presents step-by-step instructions on creating a variety of jewelry items, including necklaces, earrings, and brooches, from different types of paper.
Be inspired to create unique and fashionable necklaces, bangles, brooches and earrings.
Introduces the art of creating a variety of unique jewelry designs from plastic resins, explaining how to work with liquid resin, the techniques of design, and complete instructions for necklaces, bangles, bracelets, pins, earrings, rings, and other projects. Original.
In this call-to-arms for marketers struggling to hit their growth targets, brand licensing expert Pete Canalichio explores what needs to be done to consistently and sustainably convert consumer interest into passion, into must-have, and into must-have-more. The result is the LASSO model: a five-step process to turn good brands into global brands.
Yes, it's macramé! Creating fabulous jewelry, accessories and even clothing is fantastically easy with macramé. Yes, macramé. The art of knotting is oh-so simple. And oh-so fun, too. Whether you're a first time knotter or a pro at the craft, you'll love the fresh spin that Mod Knots puts on the traditional craft of macramé. Inside you'll learn step by step the basic techniques of macramé as well as how to create 25 projects from yarn, leather, cord and even wire. Your wardrobe will never be the same once you start creating necklaces, bracelets and earrings for every occasion, belts to match any outfit, incredibly soft and cozy scarves, and even one-of-a-kind purses and bags. Let Mod Knots show you all there is to love about macramé!
Jewelry makers interested in resin can find poured pendant projects anywhere. Theresa D. Abelew, former Assistant Editor of Art Jewelry magazine, offers jewelry makers — even beginners — new ways to use this versatile material in unique, striking jewelry. The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin offers 20 projects that go beyond simple pouring. Jewelry makers will learn to fold and form resin into lightweight and dramatic cuffs ... layer colored resin into dimensional pendants ... embed bits of wood, metal, or wire into unusual rings ... and much more. Each project includes clear and easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step color photographs — perfect for beginners new to the material. The focus is on the resin elements, but instructions and suggestions are included to complete each necklace, bracelet, ring, earring, and cuff. The techniques are simple enough for beginners to master ... the results sophisticated enough to wear anywhere.
Artists looking to build their skills and produce accomplished artworks will find this comprehensive drawing reference invaluable. Barrington Barber looks at the key areas--still life, figures, landscape, and portraits--and demonstrates the specific skills needed for each type of subject matter. His easy-to-follow approach makes him an ideal tutor for beginners as well as those who can already draw competently. Starting with the basics of drawing, the book moves on to deal with more challenging areas such as figures in action, symbolism in portraits, and imaginary landscapes.
Businesses and the HCI and Interaction Design communities have embraced design and design research. Design research as a field blends methodologies from several disciplines - sociology, engineering, software, philosophy, industrial design, HCI/interaction design -- so designers can learn from past successes and failure and don't have to reinvent the wheel for each new design (whether it's a digital product, a building, an airplane or furniture). They take into account form, function, and, ultimately, users. Many books exist in the research and academic realm for this field, but none create a usable bridge to design practice. Although business people are embracing design, they are not going to become designers. Design researchers need tools to apply their research in the real world. Design Research through Practice takes advanced design practice as its starting point, but enriches it to build a design process than can respond to both academic and practical problems. The aims of the book are to study three design research traditions that cover methodological directions in current leading research community. Taking you from the Lab, Field and to the Showroom, Ilpo Koskinen and his group of researchers show you successful traditions in design research that have been integrated into processes and products. Bridging the gap from design research to design practice, this is a must have for any designer. • Gathers design research experts from traditional lab science, social science, art, industrial design, UX and HCI to lend tested practices and how they can be used in a variety of design projects • Provides a multidisciplinary story of the whole design process, with proven and teachable techniques that can solve both academic and practical problems • Presents key examples illustrating how research is applied and vignettes summarizing the key how-to details of specific projects