Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques

Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques

by Marthe Le Van
     
 

After exploring the exquisite ideas and 35 projects showcased in this one-of-a-kind jewelry collection, you’ll never look at “found items” the same way again. There are countless suggestions for recycling everyday objects, from electrical wire to soda cans, and uncovering their vast potential for beauty. Begin by examining various metal types and…  See more details below

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After exploring the exquisite ideas and 35 projects showcased in this one-of-a-kind jewelry collection, you’ll never look at “found items” the same way again. There are countless suggestions for recycling everyday objects, from electrical wire to soda cans, and uncovering their vast potential for beauty. Begin by examining various metal types and forms, and the techniques for shaping and cold-connecting them. Select from a range of surface finishing treatments, and find out about special skills often used for working with stones, shells, plastic, wood, and bone. The wildly creative pieces include a driftwood brooch, a bracelet with wooden game pieces, and a pendant featuring old boat charts.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Le Van (Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects) pushes the envelope when it comes to jewelry design. Bottle-cap bracelets and pencil-stub necklaces, for example, might not suit everyone's taste. However, as these projects use a wide array of materials in highly creative ways, there is certain to be something for most people. A photo gallery of the finished jewelry, designed by several jewelry artists, includes striking pieces like a brooch made of gold and real Japanese beetles (a renewable resource). This fun book will liven up public library crafts collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600591334
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Lark Jewelry Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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