Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making

Author: Csilla Papp
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
ISBN: 9781440243745
Format: PDF, Docs
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"In Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, you'll learn the basic techniques of soutache embroidery, and then get creative with 15 easy-to-follow projects for bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces. Get inspired by author Csilla Papp's ideas, then use your imagination to put your own twists on projects like the simple but stunning Zima Earrings and Baroque Bracelet, or a challenging statement piece like the India Choker. Color and stone choice combine with elaborate braids to make these pieces distinctly yours."--provided from Amazon.com.

Soutache Bead Embroidery

Author: Amee Sweet-McNamara
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167506
Format: PDF
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Amee K. Sweet-McNamara introduces readers to an old material in a new way, where they can practice new embroidery skills, and create gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry. Amee’s secret ingredient is soutache, a type of colorful cord that she winds, binds, and stitches into place. The first section of this book focuses on learning the techniques, while the second section teaches readers how to incorporate these techniques into beautiful soutache projects. With photos and illustrations taking the reader every step of the way, beginners will start with small earrings and work up to necklaces, cuffs, and pendants, while experienced stitchers can dive right into the new design ideas.

Soutache

Author: Anneta Valious
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454707578
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents thirty designs for beadwork jewelry incorporating soutache, or decorative fabric braids, and includes tips on stitching soutache, securing crystals on a work, and backing the beadwork.

Tiffany Style

Author: John Loring
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since its inception 170 years ago, Tiffany & Co. has become synonymous with elegant, stylish design and alluring luxury, creating the world’s most dazzling jewelry and decorative objects. Today, its signature blue box is recognized the world over and can be had (for a price, of course) at more than 150 locations around the globe. In Tiffany Style, Tiffany’s design director John Loring gathers for the first time in one volume the most renowned and memorable pieces ever produced by the company. In this “best of Tiffany” collection, readers will find a spectacular array of objects, from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous lamps and vases to opulent silver tea sets to Andy Warhol’s whimsical Christmas illustrations to Elsa Peretti’s signature heart pendant. Drawing from a rich selection of design sketches and vintage and contemporary photography, all taken from Tiffany’s unparalleled archives, as well as new photography taken especially for this book by Harry Benson, Tiffany Style reveals the company’s fascinating history and evolution through its most unforgettable creations.

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers

Author: Elizabeth Bone
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 9781844487578
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

Author: Art Jewelry Forum (Mill Valley, Calif.)
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454702771
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presenting a global perspective on the art over the last 30 to 40 years, this introduction to contemporary jewelry provides clear definitions, concise history and cultural context for the form, offering fascinating discussions on creating, collecting, exhibiting, selling and wearing these pieces.

Stamped Metal Jewelry

Author: Lisa N Kelly
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596681774
Format: PDF, Docs
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Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry. Using purchased metal stamps and sterling silver blanks, you can personalize your metal jewelry designs with words, textures, and creative designs. Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops and website, specializes in the technique and has been teaching stamping for more than six years to enthusiastic students. Although stamping is a simple technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results. Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence. Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.

Inspired Bead Embroidery

Author: Sherry Serafini
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co
ISBN: 1627003886
Format: PDF
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For years, fans have been asking for a new title from Internationally known artist and instructor Sherry Serafini, renowned for her lavish beaded surfaces — and this book is it! Sherry's adventurous designs have appeared in numerous books and well-known magazines. Rock stars Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, and Melissa Etheridge have worn her beaded works of art. In Inspired Bead Embroidery, Sherry offers 15+ exciting new projects that combine her textured designs with eye-catching focal beads. The gorgeous, 128-page hardcover book explains the fundamentals and aesthetics behind Sherry's work, from stitches and materials to color theory. Sherry's textured, dimensional projects include earrings, cuffs, collars, and two fashionable purses. The creations incorporate seed beads, cubes, triangles, drops, daggers, cabochons, leather, fiber, and more. Each projects includes concise instructions, well-chosen process shots, and diagrams. A gallery at the end of the book provides even more inspiration for experienced beaders looking to take their work in new, more exploratory directions.

Beautiful Beadweaving

Author: Isabella Lam
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627004726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains 25 gorgeous projects which focus on creating detailed, stitched jewelry. Isabella’s original designs use common stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and right-angle weave and materials to make stunning wearable beadwoven jewelry. Her concise instructions incorporate step-by-step photographs that easily guide readers through the process of making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Additionally she uses materials that are easy to find: seed beads, pearls, gemstones, and crystals to make each piece unique.