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The Beader's Guide to Color
Demonstrating how color can be used to create unique and vibrant beadwork designs, this guide is sure to be of interest to beaders of all skill levels. More than 20 projects are featured and examples by 30 of today's leading beaders are incuded. 320 color illustrations.
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The Beader's Color Palette: 20 Creative Projects and 220 Inspired Combinations for Beaded and Gemstone Jewelry
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Beaders Color Mixing Directory: 200 Failsafe Color Schemes for Beautiful Beadwork
Learn how to transform beadwork from mundane to magnificent with this beginner's must-have resource. Wallace explains basic color-mixing principles and provides more than 200 color schemes.
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Beading Inspiration: How to Use Color in Jewelry Design
Beading Inspiration: How to Use Color in Jewelry Design is packed with new and traditional approaches to designing with color that will expand any beader's current palette as well as increase creative confidence. Explores using nature, the color wheel, decorative art, and fabric for color inspiration. 16 projects from Beading Basics: Color, a special issue from the editors of BeadStyle and Bead&Button magazines, plus six additional, brand-new designs.
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Links: Inspired Bead & Wire Jewelry Creations
In keeping with the trends in other crafting areas, such as art journaling, mixed-media collage and scrapbooking, jewelry makers are yearning to create unique and meaningful pieces. Links encourages crafters to create jewelry inspired by their own lives and surroundings. Readers will find 35 fabulous step-by-step intermediate-level jewelry projects, including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins and rings. They'll read the story that inspired each piece, and then be prompted to create their own unique jewelry based on personal experiences. Creative prompts and sidebar interviews with working crafters are sprinkled throughout for added inspiration.
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Become a Jewelry Designer
If you dream of designing jewelry for a living, this valuable guide is for you. It shows how to turn your talent for designing jewelry into a successful career. You will learn how to get started in jewelry design, how to get a job as a jewelry designer, and how to start your own business selling your jewelry to retail stores, wholesale buyers, or directly to consumers.
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Zabar's stylish charm bracelets helped kick off a craze. As she prepares to launch a collection of thematic bracelets for Kate Spade, Charmed Bracelets captures their allure. The Eiffel Tower in miniature, a tiny silver teddy bear, or perhaps a platinum disk engraved with a date: Every charm on a bracelet has special meaning for its wearer: history on a wrist.Tracey Zabar, premier crafter of charm bracelets, explores the enduring appeal of these chic, sweet accessories in "Charmed Bracelets. Beginning with the amulets and talismans of ancient times, she discusses the origins of charms, then showcases a selection of exuberant ornaments from the charm-crazed 1950s and concludes with present-day bracelets."Charmed Bracelets includes suggestions for selecting trinkets around a theme, be it foreign cities or favorite movies, and provides instructions on how to maintain the jewelry. Beyond embellishing a bracelet, Zabar also describes other clever applications for charms: to customize a dog collar, for example, or bedeck the ribbons on an exquisitely wrapped birthday present. A guide to buying charms completes this enchanting gift book.
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Jewelry Concepts and Technology
The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history.
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The Art of Jewelry Design: Principles of Design, Rings & Earrings
The process of designing jewelry has never before been explored in a book. It has taken the combined talents of three top jewelry designers, including a profess who teaches the skill to jewelry students, to create this beautiful and practical step-by-step format. Starting with a fully illustrated discussion of design principles and metal and stone rendering techniques, this volume then presents progressive detailed sketches and finished drawings of many varieties of ring and earring designs. From such drawings the manufacturing jeweler can assemble the objects themselves. This book teaches one how to create those drawings. "It is a book that I have searched for, in vain, for many years. It is both the first and undoubtedly the best, and will remain the best for many years. This book is destined to become the bible of the designer, the guide of the artisan, and the companion of the jewelry lover." Samuel Beizer, Chairman, Jewelry Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
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The Art Of Jewellery Design
This is a creative guide to designing jewellery, written by experienced jewellery maker, Liz Olver. In this book she gives comprehensive details on the essential stages of the design process - from working out the brief and seeking inspiration to working with technical drawings and developing the idea further as the piece evolves. Case studies, real-life projects and tips provide professionaladvice and encouragement. The book is written and illustrated in a clear cut and easily accessible style.
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Jewellery Design Sourcebook
From classic bangles and baubles to avant-garde sculptural pieces and body ornaments, this collection of striking photographs showcases the finest work of more than 80 jewelry designers. An eminent jeweler discusses the subject in all its aspects: materials, methods, aesthetics, and the interaction between the wearer and the ring, necklace, or brooch. With such wonderful pieces as Annelies Planteydt''s delicate necklace of hammered gold and Peter Chang''s colorful acrylic and polyester bracelet, this portfolio provides a wealth of ideas and a visual feast.
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2000 Classic Designs for Jewelry: Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants and More
Finely detailed illustrations of all kinds of jewelry will inspire both novice and experienced crafters. Bracelets, men's and women's rings, watches, charms, and many other baubles are featured in this collection from the turn of the 20th century. The royalty-free images can also be used in other design projects.
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New Directions in Jewellery
New Directions in Jewellery features over 80 makers who are pushing the boundaries of traditional jewelry design. Crossing over with textiles, sculpture, fine art and performance, this book explores the ways in which the field of jewelry has been expanding to encompass an exciting, beautiful and provocative array of work.
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New Directions in Jewellery II
New Directions in Jewellery II is a sourcebook of the most experimental jewelry design today, focusing on innovations in materials, technique, scale and concept as exemplified by the work of over 40 makers. Following the success of New Directions in Jewellery, this second volume showcases a whole new range of designers, placing greater emphasis on international trends and new developments in the medium. Focusing on contemporary jewelry as an experimental practice that engages with fine art, craft, design, fashion and popular culture, this book further challenges our conception of adornment. Profiles of jewelers working in a variety of ways -- from those who are manipulating the properties of metal to conceptual works that critique the cultural and social meanings that have built up around the wearing and manufacture of jewelry -- document the progress of an ever-broadening discipline. Alongside the visual survey is an essay by maker and academic Lin Cheung, exploring the relationship between wearer and work, which further contributes to a unique archive of the contemporary practice of this diverse discipline.
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Jewelry and Design
Part of the series Italian Design of the Trienniale of Milan, this volume documents the genesis, the symbolism, the history, and ritualism of jewelry. It is a curious journey full of surprises as we discover jewelry's connection to Postmodernist art, Minimalism, Ethnic art, and Expressionism. Jewelry and Design also examines this beautiful artform from the micro of the micro-scale gem to the macro of a building or a piece of furniture, thus creating analogies and fostering interdisciplinary comparison. This book also features exemplars in the following categories: artist jewelry (Arnaldo Pomodoro), artisan jewelry (Giampaolo Babetto), piAce unique jewelry (Henry Winston), fashion jewelry (Chanel, Gucci), and industrial jewelry (Loretta Baiocchi for Pomellato). These samples highlight unique ways of conceiving contemporary jewels and jewelry design.
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Brilliance!: Masterpieces from the American Jewelry Design Council
This sensational design book showcases America’s most gorgeous and inventive art jewelry! For over a decade, the elite invitation-only American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has sponsored an annual project: every member creates an original piece based on a given theme. With imagination and skill, jewelers have tackled such concepts as the Mona Lisa, Wheel, Key, Puzzle, Water, Flight, Peekaboo, Sphere, Pyramid, and Secret Treasure. Each of these topics now becomes a dramatically photographed chapter, complete with illuminating introductions by renowned jewelry writers Cindy Edelstein and Frank Stankus. In addition to background information on the AJDC, and the story of the annual design event, artists’ commentaries enhance specific images. A final members’ section includes a biography, headshot, and additional jewelry images for each talented individual.
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Jeweled Garden: A Colorful History of Gems, Jewelry, and Nature
The natural world has been a muse for artists throughout the ages, and jewelry designers have always shared that inspiration, their fascination with flora and fauna coming through in their work. Now, Jeweled Garden traces the evolution of garden-inspired jewelry from the 19th century to the present day in beautiful photographs and an absorbing text. From Louis Comfort Tiffany's delicate realist creations of the Victorian Age to Cartier's 2006 Caresse d'orchides necklace encrusted with precious stones, the tradition's most beautiful pieces by master jewelers are represented. Featuring pieces from turn-of-the-last-century Art Nouveau, 1920s Art Deco, 1950s and 60s jet-set, and 1970s individualism, from Fabergi, Lalique, Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and even from fashion houses such as Chanel and Christian Dior, this gorgeous volume will delight jewelry aficionados and gardening enthusiasts alike.
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500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form
Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will treasure this extensive collection selected from over 5,000 entries.
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500 Bracelets: An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs
Hundreds of renowned international jewelers are showcased in this volume. Whether the viewer is an expert jeweler, collector, student, or someone who loves beautiful objects, these one-of-a-kind pieces will be astounding.
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500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry
Poring through the beautiful images in this exquisite gallery of earrings is like stepping inside a jewelry store filled with remarkable pieces from the finest contemporary jewelers. The earrings range from the classic to the avant-garde and come from an international array of artists. Their materials include not only traditional gold, sterling silver, copper, and wire, but also more unusual items such as glass, plastic, porcelain, and paper. The earrings are forged, soldered, chased, and cast, with surface embellishments that run the gamut from enamel and metal foils to patinas and inlay. Expert jewelers, students, artists, and everyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship will enjoy this collection.
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500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments
One look at these breathtaking suspended neck ornaments, and it’s clear why Lark’s series of jewelry design books has become so wildly popular. Every pendant is a masterful work of art, whether it’s symbolic and purposeful (amulets, talismans, and charms) or purely decorative. Juried by Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt, co-founders of the esteemed jewelry gallery Velvet da Vinci, this beautiful color collection includes pieces crafted from diverse materials and techniques (including forging, casting, forming, and stone setting). “Fecund,” Tricia Lachowiec’s intricate construction of oxidized sterling silver, electroformed copper, enamel, and resin, is every bit as luscious as its title suggests. In “0210,” Seth Papac constructs a ghostly and atmospheric cityscape out of poplar wood, architectural siding, and building materials, as well as gold, silver, and elastic. Jane Adam’s signature use of softly colored aluminum always astounds, and decidedly so in “Flower Pendant” with its multiple fronds of gracefully arching metal. Jewelers, metalsmiths, and collectors will all find inspiration in these one-of-a-kind works.
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500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork
Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestre's intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative David K. Chatt has entries ranging from the pointed commentary, White Men in Suits, to vivid jewelry. For a little humor, try Valeria Harlow's masterful Toe Mangler, a testament to every woman who has ever suffered in uncomfortable shoes. This amazing collection is truly state-of-the-art.
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A World of Bracelets: Africa, Asia, American, Oceania
The Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellers is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive. It is the culmination of passionate quest of over fourth years for aesthetic beauty and authenticity. As such, it represents an invaluable repository of research, taste and discernment. We enthusiastically pursue our journey through the twists and turns of the Ghysels' wealth of adornments. After having explored the universe of rings and earrings in two prior books in this series, we now have the pleasure of discovering the universe of bracelets. These mainly unpublished braceletes--about 1200 of them--have been chosen piece by piece with great love and exquisite taste. They form a group of exceptional quality that displays a great variety of forms. The creativity of Colette Ghysels' layouts and the quality of Mauro Magliani's photographs add to our visual pleasure. From the standpoint of their shapes, many ethnic bracelets straddle the border area between two worlds: that of prehistory, where the traditions of some ethnic groups have been kept alive into the 20th century, and that of jewelry created by contemporary artists. Just as with rings and earrings, bracelets and anklets punctuate the phases of one's life. Small rings, which tinkle with the least movement, preserve children from evil spirits in the Near East. All self-respecting Jewish brides from Sana'a wear several pairs of bracelets with gossamer filigree. In order to ensure abundant progeny, A Bengal bride will be given a bracelet made from a shell. A flat ivory bracelet rewards a Sudanese elephant hunter of the Dinka tribe for his bravery. And, when undertaking their final journal, both men and women surround themselvesone last time with bracelets, such as the jade ones found in Chinese tombs. the author guides us on a continent-by-continent tour, explaining the historic and cultural contexts in which these ethnic bracelets originated. Captions inform us of materials, dimensions and uses. A glossary of technical terms, maps and an index round off the descriptive information.
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A World of Necklaces: Africa, Asia, America, Oceania
A World of Necklaces-the fourth book in a series that also features rings, bracelets and earrings-demonstrates the importance and variety of the remarkable Ghysels collection of ethnic jewelry. The forms, colors and materials of these necklaces are astonishing, while the modernity of some pieces in the collection has not escaped the notice of contemporary jewelry designers. It is rare for jewelry to have a solely aesthetic purpose, for above all it is anchored in the social, religious and political contexts that lend it meaning. Throughout this book, the author sets out to untangle the intricacies of the way necklaces are used and what they signify. She describes the materials and draws attention to the originality of the craftsmen, who have contributed to the enrichment of a cultural heritage that has long been under threat and which this collection is helping to preserve. The book includes over 300 superb photographs, a glossary, an index, maps and a general bibliography.
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Designing Jewelry: Brooches, Bracelets, Necklaces and Accessories
The process of designing brooches, bracelets, necklaces and accessories is carefully explained, illustrated and explored in this volume. Their beautiful and practical step-by-step format clearly demonstrates the jewelry designing process.
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The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
For 75 years, the Penland School has attracted the greatest minds in crafting, and now its artists have created a real jewel of a collection. This third book in the Penland series showcases ten renowned jewelers who have taught at the school, each with a particular expertise. From John Cogswell's handsome forged metal to Heather White's innovative casting, the material here is inspirational.
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Creating Your Own Jewelry: Taking Inspiration from Museum Masterpieces
Part museum tour, part how-to manual, Creating Your Own Jewelry shows readers how to quickly and easily craft 35 different pieces of polymer-clay jewelry inspired by artworks and antiquities dating from seventh century B.C. to the twentieth century AD, as found in museums throughout the world. Among the stunning projects are a brooch inspired by one in Ruben's famous portrait of Isabella Brandt; a bracelet from a painting of Madame Moitessier by Ingres; and Charlemagne's talisman, which was buried with the emperor's body in the 9th century. Each project includes a color photograph and brief overview of the original artwork and step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making the copy. Most of the projects call for easy-to-find art supplies and common household tools (polymer clay, model paint, glass and semiprecious stones, scissors, tweezers, pliers) and can be completed within two to five hours.
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A Passion for Jewelry: Secrets to Collecting, Understanding, and Caring for Your Jewelry
Full of helpful ideas and tips as well as stunning photographs, A Passion for Jewelry is the complete illustrated guide on how to appreciate, collect, and care for all types of beautiful jewelry. Beginning with detailed exploration and history of different materials, including classics such as gold, silver, and amber and more unusual ones such as glass and cloth, the book covers everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry. The text explains how to recognize different stones and estimate their worth, where to purchase the most extraordinary jewelry, and the simple steps involved in starting your own collection. Also included is practical advice on how to clean, preserve, and store your jewelry and even a chapter on how to display your jewelry around your home. Completing this dazzling book are Yves Duronsoy's atmospheric photographs that perfectly capture the essence of each piece of necklace, bracelet, and ring featured.
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols
Many symbols in our society have deep and historic meanings. Now you can learn about their cultural, religious and mythical origins in The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols. It contains a comprehensive, A-to-Z representation of symbols and their various meanings to human psychology. It includes 800 illustrations and 16 full-colour plates throughout the book that show the beauty and detail of these symbols. This book will serve as a great reference guide for anyone that studies or is interested in symbols.
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Magical Symbols of Love & Romance
Discover a fascinating world of romantic symbols beyond the familiar wine, roses, and candlelight. From pearls to pomegranates, tulips to truffles, vodka to Venus, Magical Symbols of Love & Romance explores the fascinating history of love iconography and reveals how to use the powerful archetypal energy of symbols to add romance, passion, or lasting love to your life. You''ll learn the specific meaning of love symbols from a variety of sublime sources, including: foods, flowers, perfumes, gemstones, astrology, animals, tarot imagery, and color. EThis captivating guide also features true, modern-day success stories that illustrate how others have used love symbols to attract a lover, resolve relationship issues, or solicit a marriage proposal.
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