jewelry-making

Steampunk-style jewelry

By Jean Campbell

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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. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.
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Create Jewelry: Pearls: Luxurious Designs to Make and Wear

By Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett

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"The editors of Beadwork magazine reveal the elegance of pearls with projects, photography, and history in this tribute to nature’s iconic gemstone. Step-by-step instructions for 20 stunning projects involving natural, freshwater, and imitation pearls are accompanied by photos to guide jewelry makers of all ability levels through the wide range of materials, colors, and shapes used in these elegant and wearable designs.
Broken into three sections, 'The Classics' covers traditional pearl stringing and simple earrings, 'Special Occasions' includes a striking copper-colored choker and a lariat suitable for a bride, and 'Fashion Forward' contains a bangle with fiery-colored pearls and a dramatic bracelet using handmade beads and dyed pearls. Chapters on the science and culture of pearls include tips on selecting, working with, and caring for these treasures, while engaging anecdotes and vibrant images of pearls throughout history round out this informative and entertaining book."
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Simply Pearls: Designs for Creating Perfect Pearl Jewelry

By Nancy Alden

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"Whether you prefer a classic single strand or a funky combination of pearls and semi-precious materials, Simply Pearls shows you how to create necklaces that are easy to make yet look both expensive and professionally made. No longer the extravagance they used to be, pearls come in a variety of types—from freshwater to faux—that make these beautiful gems an affordable and elegant option.

"With projects designed for beginners and intermediate crafters—with a few more challenging designs for good measure—Simply Pearls is a volume that people will consult again and again for basic stringing, knotting, and wire-work techniques; to find inspiration and project ideas, including tips on refreshing heirloom jewelry; and as a materials reference. Whether your look is modern and edgy or classic Chanel, Simply Pearls offers great how-to-wear-it ideas and beautiful projects that will give you the Tiffany’s look at Target prices."

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Beading Vintage-style Jewelry: Easy Projects with Elegant Heirloom Appeal

By Marty Stevens-Heebner & Christine Calla

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Classic: Pearl jewelry set, necklace -- Pearl jewelry set, bracelet -- Pearl jewelry set, earrings -- Pearl & ribbon headband/choker -- Exquisite pearls on chain -- Exquisite pearls on chain earrings -- Watch faces bracelet -- Pearl clusters set, necklace -- Pearl clusters set, earrings -- Victorian cameo choker -- Victorian cameo pin -- Art deco double strand necklace -- Romantic: Crystal drop earrings -- Jeweled hair comb -- Crystal & chain necklace -- Crystal & chain earrings -- Sparkling briolette necklace -- Crystal choker with dangles -- Crystal bracelet with dangles -- Shoe clips -- Marcasite set, necklace -- Marcasite set, earrings -- Braided ribbons & beads -- Flowers on the side choker -- Dramatic: Chinese bi set, necklace -- Chinese bi set, earrings -- Silver wrap harlequin ring -- Silver wrap harlequin bracelet -- Organza ribbon necklace -- Cloisonn choker -- Cloisonn bracelet -- Waves of pearls set, necklace -- Waves of pearls set, bracelet -- Shimmering headband -- Eye-popping flower necklace -- Elegant -- Neoclassical necklace -- Pocket watch -- Delicate drops of amethyst set, necklace -- Firecracker brooch -- Chandelier earrings -- Chandelier pendant -- Playful pearls & iolite, necklace -- Garnet & citrine, earrings -- Flapper necklace -- Lassoed pearls -- Silver cabbage rose necklace.
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