Artisan Filigree

Author: Jodi Bombardier
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596686359
Format: PDF
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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!

Silver Threads

Author: Jeanne Rhodes-Moen
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167174
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Yemenite Filigree

Author: Miriam Schwarz
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293763
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Wire Style

Author: Denise Peck
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1596689064
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring original ideas from top jewelry designers, this collection covers a range of contemporary and stylish projects, such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants. Beginning with a primer on basic tools and techniques and covering fundamental wire-working skills in detail, including wire-wrapping, weaving, coiling, chain-making, hammering, texturing, and oxidizing, this guide helps jewelry makers of all skills levels develop a range of talents. Each project includes a comprehensive materials list and step-by-step instructions that guide crafters through a variety of projects, including wrapping found objects with wire, making chain mail, creating spirals, straightening wire, making jump rings and ear wires, and creating clasps.

Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections

Author: Scott David Plumlee
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307586960
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Far from its original utilitarian use—to create armor—the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create showstopping pieces. First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative “Chaos” wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake. With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns—from simple to complex—and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections is sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wire Wrapped Beaded Jewelry

Author: J. Devlin Barrick
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741796
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Illustrated instructions on using wire, beads, crystals, precious metal clay, cabochons, rivets, and other materials to create unique jewelry. Includes 15 projects for making beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, and earrings. Expert instruction from master jeweler Carolyn Yohn McManus.

Wrapped in Gems

Author: Mai Sato-Flores
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307408469
Format: PDF, ePub
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A talented jewelry designer explains how even novice jewelry makers can create their own beautiful gemstone creations using her techniques of wire-wrapping, furnishing complete patterns for forty different projects, including necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings, along with a guide to gemstones, detailed instructions, and a helpful resource list. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Wildflowers Journal

Author: Peter Pauper Press
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593594664
Format: PDF, ePub
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With cover art inspired by patterns from nature, this journal invites you to take the straw of your life and spin it into gold. Leather-like cover material made in Italy. Bookbound. Ribbon bookmark. Embossed. Silk-screened. 192 pages.

Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers

Author: Elizabeth Bone
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596684997
Format: PDF
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Your expert techniques with a silver lining! A comprehensive guide, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers details techniques, surface treatments, and innovations specifically designed for all jewelry makers working in silver, and especially focuses on the needs and interests relevant to metal-jewelry artisans. Explore basic skills as well as specialist techniques, including filigree, chasing, annealing, engraving, etching, casting, and much more. Plus, profiles of contemporary practitioners are included in every section, along with galleries illustrating a range of beautifully crafted finished works. The handy resource section also features a how-to for selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market. Experienced jewelry makers interested in either exploring silver for the first time or taking their silver jewelry to the next level will love this harmonious marriage between expert silversmithing advice and a jewelry artisan sensibility.