Prefab Jewelry: Easy Projects Using Readymade Parts
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Prefab Jewelry: Easy Projects Using Readymade Parts

by Marthe Le Van
     
 

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The secret is out! Here’s how skilled crafters make gallery-quality modular jewelry out of inexpensive mass-produced parts. All the essential techniques—sawing, filing, drilling, making cold connections, soldering, polishing—are illustrated in full-color photography and then utilized in 25 beautiful projects by contemporary designers, from Victoria…  See more details below

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The secret is out! Here’s how skilled crafters make gallery-quality modular jewelry out of inexpensive mass-produced parts. All the essential techniques—sawing, filing, drilling, making cold connections, soldering, polishing—are illustrated in full-color photography and then utilized in 25 beautiful projects by contemporary designers, from Victoria Cho’s “Guitar String Stickpin” to Joanna Gollberg’s elegant cerulean and gold necklace. Finally, a spectacular color gallery of necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, and brooches demonstrates the vast range of creative possibilities in prefab jewelry design.

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The current popularity of steampunk has turned the attention of jewelers to utilitarian hardware. Le Van (30-Minute Earrings) features projects, contributed by 11 artists, that range in difficulty from easy to medium and use steel washers, aluminum tubing, and other nonjewelry materials combined with sterling silver findings. The resulting pieces are contemporary and unusual. Featuring trendy ideas for professionals and hobbyists.

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ISBN-13:
9781600595554
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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