Rustic Wrappings: Exploring Patina in Wire, Metal, and Glass Jewelry

Rustic Wrappings: Exploring Patina in Wire, Metal, and Glass Jewelry

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by Kerry Bogert
     
 

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Explore a rustic approach to making beautiful jewelry with exciting surface effects. Rustic Wrappings is packed with over 24 wire and art bead jewelry projects and reveals the surprisingly artistic effects of applying items such as salt, vinegar, bleach, sawdust, potato chips, or baking soda to your copper, silver, brass and steel wire projects—high-end

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Explore a rustic approach to making beautiful jewelry with exciting surface effects. Rustic Wrappings is packed with over 24 wire and art bead jewelry projects and reveals the surprisingly artistic effects of applying items such as salt, vinegar, bleach, sawdust, potato chips, or baking soda to your copper, silver, brass and steel wire projects—high-end effects with low-tech techniques. Achieving these innovative effects using household products will not only inspire jewelry makers but mixed-media artists as well.

Advance your technique skills when you learn how to use patinas to add rustic, weathered effects, create unique and natural-looking color combinations, and use metal wire to embroider designs on metal jewelry pieces. Beginners will benefit from detailed technique instruction, while skilled designers will enjoy the introduction to more advanced techniques.

With tons of information on customizing effects for unique metal finishes, Rustic Wrappings will teach you to re-imagine your wirework jewelry projects and create fresh designs that showcase your new skill sets.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jewelry designer Bogert follows up Totally Twisted (2010) with this how-to guide to making bohemian jewelry featuring unusual wire wraps and metal finishing techniques. She offers 25 designs from 10 different designers (including herself), made with beads, wire, metal cut-outs, leather, fiber and other bits and pieces attractive to jewelry magpies. The designs are interesting and refined and look more boutique than craft store. But what's especially notable about this book is the very comprehensive, informative, and approachable front section that lays out the techniques and tools used to make the designs, especially the patina techniques. Who knew potato chips could be jewelry-making tools? Yep! As usual with Interweave, the pictures are both inspirational and informative and will help even the novice crafter understand and execute the techniques required for the projects. Also helpful is a list of sources that will help the reader track down otherwise hard-to-find components used in the designs. Overall, an appealing book that will add to the jewelry hobbyist's repertoire. (Aug.)
Library Journal
In this collection of jewelry designs, Bogert (Totally Twisted) explores metalworking, including patina effects, coiling, and wire embroidery. The projects range from the modern-industrial Analog bracelet to nature-inspired pieces like the Chrysanthemum pendant to the minimalist Luna Unearthed earrings. Each project is accompanied by a full list of tools and techniques used, as well as step-by-step directions with color photographs illustrating key steps. VERDICT It's inspiring to see such a wide variety of jewelry designs from the same designer—it proves the versatility of metalwork can be. Bogert's overview of basic techniques is useful to beginners, and the projects are suitable for metalworkers of all levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596685499
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
628,319
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Bogert is a jewelry maker with a focus in glass and wire. She is the author of Totally Twisted (Interweave), voted The Best Beading Book in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011. She has written articles for more than a dozen trade publications and contributed designs to five books, including Wire Style 1 and 2, Chain Style, 101 Wire Earrings (Interweave), and Creative Beading Vol.4. She lives in upstate New York.

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