"This book is all about making jewelry with metal items, and finding out handy facts about the metals themselves. There are several projects to make up, and plenty of useful knowledge for any keen jewelry maker. It is not easy to make jewelry without using some metals, but this book gives you a chance to see how they can really come into their own in some attractive pieces. Best of all, it is a fun way of learning about the various metals before putting them through their paces, and discovering how they behave, where they come from, what forms they come in, etc. The book is handsomely illustrated with large photographs of the projects (no staged diagrams but they are not advanced pieces) and some nifty clipart arabesques to make it look more attractive, on the coffee table perhaps. At the back is an illustrated list of other materials used in jewelry making, a guide to bead shapes and sizes, all about pliers and other useful facts. It is a not a beginner's book but more aimed at the intermediate beader who has mastered the basics and wants to learn more." - Myshelf.com
Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, and Moreby Danielle Fox
Utilizing stringing and wireworking techniques accessible to beginners, this mixed metal jewelry guide also offers boutique-style designs that will captivate the more experienced beader. With no metalworking required, detailed instructions are provided for 30 unique projects incorporating various metals such as silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Techniques
Utilizing stringing and wireworking techniques accessible to beginners, this mixed metal jewelry guide also offers boutique-style designs that will captivate the more experienced beader. With no metalworking required, detailed instructions are provided for 30 unique projects incorporating various metals such as silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Techniques for distressing metal--such as using liver of sulfur, other patinas, and hammering--are included, as well as ideas for mixing metals and using faux metals. Background information is given on each type of metal, from common properties to shopping tips, care, and cleaning.
- Interweave Press
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- 8.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet the Author
Danielle Fox is the editor of Stringing magazine, the author of Simply Modern Jewelry, and a former editor at House Beautiful and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Melinda Barta is the managing editor of Beadwork and Stringing magazines, the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine, and the author of Hip to Stitch. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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