Showcases 60 modern projects that can be created in half an hour, demonstrating how to craft fashion rings using materials ranging from gold and silver to pink pearls and repurposed items, in a guide that includes contributions by such top artists as Joanna Gollberg, Sara Westermark and Boris Bally. Original.
Shares dozens of engaging, quick-craft designs for bracelets, bangles and cuffs that can be made in 10 steps or less, showcasing classic, non-traditional and repurposed materials that can be combined for fresh and creative results. Original.
"30-minute rings: 60 ring projects by 49 top jewelers in 30 minutes flat! While you're creating spectacular rings, you'll also expand your skills, flex your creativity, release your inhibitions, and grow as an artist."--from cover, p. .
Yes, it's true! Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced crafter, it is possible to create a striking piece of jewelry in thirty minute sessions. Find 60 jewelry projects that can be completed in no time, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings, and more.
Based on one of BeadStyle Magazine’s most successful special issues, A Year in Earrings offers a different earring design or project variation daily for an entire year. The front matter has been expanded to include design ideas, clarification of types of ear wires, directions for making ear wires, tips and shortcuts, and an explanation of what metals are best to use in earrings for those with metal allergies. Making a different pair daily is easy and quick thanks to clear photographs, step-by-step instructions, complete materials lists, and carefully explained basic techniques. These earrings use a full spectrum of materials — glass, crystals, metals, chain, wood, charms, Lucite, and everything in between. Individual designs include Sparkling Circles, Natural Chandeliers, Keshi Pearls, Bold Hexagons, and many more. A Year in Earrings offers beaders a wealth of projects to make and show off.
This fun collection of photos showcases 700 amazing pieces created by the Ring a Day Challenge participants. They agreed to “make a ring a day no matter where you are, what materials are at your disposal, or how much time you have available” and post a photograph of it to Flickr. The project was designed to encourage people to find beauty, art, and jewelry everywhere. Their imaginative rings showcase a range of unusual things, from a pencil sharpener to a tiny baby doll to an egg, and even poodle hair! Comments and quotes from the artists themselves provide plenty of insight into the work.
The market for how-to craft books has never been stronger, and one of the enduring areas of interest is beaded jewelry. The virtues of this hobby are clear: it's relatively inexpensive and requires no special talents or classes — or even very much time. Featuring 45 quick and easy projects from BeadStyle Magazine, Jewelry in a Flash is ideal for the crafter who wants to create fantastic designs that can be made quickly. Step-by-step photos and instructions make each item a breeze to complete, and comprehensive supply lists simplify shopping, making beading easier than ever. Projects are organized by time: fast (60 minutes) to faster (30 minutes) to fastest (15 minutes). Individual creations include zigzag dangles, a briolette bangle, hammered-wire earrings, and a quick leaf bracelet. Jewelry in a Flash ensures a stylish piece every time.
Chain Mail & Wire Reimagined unites chain mail and wire techniques to create jewelry with an entirely new look! Jewelry makers will first learn how to shape wire motifs into diamonds, ovals, twists, and more. These wire shapes will then act as decorative links, connecting traditional chain mail weaves. The resulting jewelry is both glamorous and wearable for all occasions. The over 25 elegant projects include necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. The instructions are broken down step-by-step with process photos and illustrations, using common tools, wire, and jump rings. Anyone who enjoys wirework or chain mail will be able to pick up this book and make the projects with success.
Collects 35 cutting-edge projects for fashioning steel wire into earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, in a full-color book that outlines techniques for creating chains, ribbons, clasps and closures. Original.