Artisan Filigree

Author: Jodi Bombardier
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1620333856
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enjoy a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects! Inspired by the ironwork so prevalent in her native Tucson, Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavygauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns. Learn Jodi's techniques, including the correct ways to use tools, hold wire, and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely. Create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear. Build confidence in your wirework skills as projects increase in complexity. In addition to providing project instructions, Jodi demonstrates how her scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations limited only by the imagination.

Beading with Filigree

Author: Cynthia Deis
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600591877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Delicate, luminous, beautiful: no wonder metal filigree components are a jeweler’s treasure. From antique brass and copper to shimmering silver and gold, they pair perfectly with a variety of beads. This latest entry in the bestselling Beading with series features 33 sophisticated and utterly stylish projects. The techniques are simple; the variety is stunning; and the designs are contemporary and accessible. Learn how to shape filigree components and alter their finish. Discover special techniques for combining the beads with the filigree. Release your creativity on projects packed with high-end style. The Dinner at Eight Necklace weds diamond-shaped filigree connectors with sparkly crystal beads. Whimsical Whirlwind Earrings feature painted filigree and silk ribbon that provide a surprising pop of color. Every piece is gorgeous!

Yemenite Filigree

Author: Miriam Schwarz
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293763
Format: PDF
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This book offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique Yemenite Culture while uncovering the universal human elements found in every community. This hauntingly written collection of stories weaves together the lives of the members of a Yemenite community in Israel just as the delicate metal threads are woven by the artisan into his filigree. The mystery of the Yemenite Jewish community is revealed in a new light.

Venice Master Artisans

Author: Cristina Gregorin
Publisher: Grafiche Vianello srl
ISBN: 8872001161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Venice, tradition is still very much a part of the daily life and work of many craftsman who, often in tiny workshops hidden down narrow lanes, produce genuine masterpieces with their creativity and passion passed down from father to son. In this book, the author's intention was not only to illustrate an aspect of the city that is as little-known as it is precious, but also to create a visual memory for the new generations growing up in a world of sophisticated technology and who know nothing of the creative possibilities of expert hands. Thirty craftsmen including painters, sculptors, gondola makers and glass makers are profiled with several pages of photos and text devoted to each. This beautifully illustrated volume brings the reader into the studios and workshops of these artisans who honor traditions of quality that date back to the earliest Venetian guilds of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers

Author: Elizabeth Bone
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 9781844487578
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today's artisan.