Fabulous Woven Jewelry: Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping & Twining with Fiber & Metal

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Award-winning fiber artist Mary Hettmansperger reveals the secrets of using traditional basketry techniques to create 28 striking pieces of jewelry. It's a new and exciting approach that yields remarkable results--even for beginners. She covers four basic procedures--plaiting, knotting, looping, and twining--and incorporates materials such as copper, colorful wire, natural fibers, even bottle tops and bark. The array of projects includes soft-fiber necklaces as well as one made from looped linen over a forged ...
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Overview

Award-winning fiber artist Mary Hettmansperger reveals the secrets of using traditional basketry techniques to create 28 striking pieces of jewelry. It's a new and exciting approach that yields remarkable results--even for beginners. She covers four basic procedures--plaiting, knotting, looping, and twining--and incorporates materials such as copper, colorful wire, natural fibers, even bottle tops and bark. The array of projects includes soft-fiber necklaces as well as one made from looped linen over a forged silver mold: small retro pins, bright and colorful in twined pattern shaped; and a variety of pieces made from wire twisted with beads. There's no other book like it, and it's sure to appeal to a diverse range of crafters.
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Wire jewelry making is very popular with beaders and other crafters because it requires only a few tools and minimal practice to produce attractive pieces. These three books utilize numerous bead types and offer step-by-step projects for making earrings, necklaces, and brooches. While all feature color illustrations of the finished pieces, fiber artist Hettmansperger's Fabulous Woven and wire jewelry workshop instructor Jones's Making Colorful provide color photos of individual steps. Additionally, Hettmansperger's book shows how to use fiber and basketry materials and techniques to create embellished pouch pendants with a primitive, ethnic flavor. All three books would make prudent additions to public library craft collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579906146
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Lark Jewelry Book Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 245,772
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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