30-Minute Rings: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for Jewelers

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Make a fabulous fashion statement fast with this new entry in the popular 30-Minute series. 30-Minute Rings showcases 60 wonderfully inspired and fun projects from top artists -- each created in just half an hour. The rings are stylish and modern, using materials ranging from elegant gold and silver to pink pearls and repurposed items. Contributors include Joanna Gollberg, Carlos Caballero Perez, Sara Westermark, Boris Bally, and many other fabulous jewelers. Also see 30-Minute Earrings and 30-Minute ...
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Overview

Make a fabulous fashion statement fast with this new entry in the popular 30-Minute series. 30-Minute Rings showcases 60 wonderfully inspired and fun projects from top artists -- each created in just half an hour. The rings are stylish and modern, using materials ranging from elegant gold and silver to pink pearls and repurposed items. Contributors include Joanna Gollberg, Carlos Caballero Perez, Sara Westermark, Boris Bally, and many other fabulous jewelers. Also see 30-Minute Earrings and 30-Minute Necklaces!
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Editorial Reviews

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"The rings within this impressive compilation are extremely stylish, simple to make, and sure to attract attention. Do not let their intricacies and elaborate artistry deceive you, they can all in fact be made in under half an hour. Both beginners and experienced jewelers can indulge in and recreate these stunning accessories. Each project is completely and utterly unique from the next, since 50 very different and talented top jewelry designers contributed to this publication. Learn how to utilize or master your technique in hammering, forging, soldering, wiring, beading, burnishing, and more. And most importantly, you will look exceptionally fashionable when you're finished." - Belle Armoire Jewelry
 
"60 inspired designs from 50 top artists. Fun and fast! Perfect for making one ring a week to expand your skills and your wardrobe." - Tonya Davidson
 
"This book is a springboard to trying new techniques, working with different materials, and expanding your creativity and skills. I love some of the innovative materials used like rubber bands, tin, and even yarn.." - Charlene Sevier
 
"I can't help but be inspired to try my hand at more ring designs with Marthe Le Van's 30-Minute Rings. It may seem unlikely looking at some of the designs that you could actually finish something so cool in 30 minutes or less, but after reading through a few of the instructions, I realized it definitely can be done!!" - Lorelei Eurto
 
"A wonderful book ... filled with 60 quick and creative projects from 49 artists. The artists that participated in the book are great jewelers and designers." - Lorena Angulo
 
"There's a lot to like in this book: The full-page photos of projects are gorgeous, and the international designers are all top-notch. If you're an intermediate or advanced metalsmith looking for ring project ideas, you'll enjoy the design ideas in 30-Minute Rings. For the rest of us, it's a beautiful book to inspire us to work harder on those basic metalworking skills: Someday, I'll make a ring like that!" - Michelle Mach
 
"This book gives you 60 very interesting pieces that can be made quickly. If you are busy and have a hard time setting aside time for your jewelry making, this series from Lark is a must! The projects in 30-Minute Rings are sure to get your creativity flowing, and finishing a project will likely have you setting aside more time for jewelry soon." - Craft Gossip Jewelry Making
 
"The next wonderful volume in the 30-Minute Series by Lark is out! 30-Minute Rings was edited by Marthe Le Van, who I think has an excellent eye for putting together a great collection of eclectic styles and projects. Most of the rings in this volume are fabricated, but there are some that are made from wire, metal clay, metal casting, and other techniques. Oh yeah, and one ring is made from plumbing pipe. You've got to see it to believe how cool it is! All together, there are 60 cool designs from 50 top designers." - Beading Arts

"30-Minute Rings by Marthe Le Van is filled to the brim with 60 amazing ring projects from 49 creative artists - all of which can be created in no more than half an hour. What I loved about this book was the variety of ring projects that were featured, which ranged from edgy statement pieces to more subdued, go-with-everything styles. There are unconventional rings, such as those made from PVC pipe and copper tubing, peppered in amongst classic pieces created using crocheted wire and beading. As someone with very little experience in jewelry-making, this book made me feel like I could create every single project through easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips for perfecting various techniques. It's hard to deny the charm of the perfect ring, and 30-Minute Rings will provide you with ample inspiration for enough do-it-yourself pieces to fill your entire jewelry box." - CRESCENDOh blog

Library Journal
Lark crafts editor Le Van (30-Minute Earrings) has assembled another collection of quick jewelry projects centered on a particular accessory. This volume gathers 60 different designs for rings, ranging from simple bands to bold statement pieces. While these will be "30-minute rings" for people with jewelry-making experience, they aren't necessarily beginner's projects—and some of them aren't the sort of jewelry to wear every day. The blend of techniques is interesting, though, and experienced jewelry makers may find inspiration here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600597909
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: 30-Minute Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 796,904
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marthe Le Van has written, edited, or curated more than 40 books. She is a member of the Art Jewelry Forum and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Love designs. Can only be done in 30 min., if all parts are pre done.

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