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Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine
     

Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the Editor of Stringing Magazine

by Danielle Fox
 

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Weaving, one of the fastest ways to produce cloth, is thoroughly explained in this simple guide to the age-old craft. A perfect blend of ease and functionality, the small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material. Eighteen projects—for scarves, bags, belts, tops, and a bevy of

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Weaving, one of the fastest ways to produce cloth, is thoroughly explained in this simple guide to the age-old craft. A perfect blend of ease and functionality, the small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material. Eighteen projects—for scarves, bags, belts, tops, and a bevy of household goodies such as pillows, rugs, and blankets—explore how to combine colors and create textured fabrics using a variety of techniques. Additional tips on adding crocheted edges, beaded fringe, and needle-felted flowers are also included.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As editor of Stringing magazine, Danielle Fox knows a thing or two about creating stylish jewelry with a minimum of fuss. Her expertise is evident in this collection." - Monsters and Critics.com

"Shows that even a beginner can create beautiful boutique quality jewelry. It's a lovely book that I highly recommend for anyone who wants to start making jewelry." - CraftGossip.com

"Simply stunning designs, from necklaces to bracelets to rings... The book will have a long life on your crafting shelf." - The News & Observer Notions Blog (North Carolina Triangle)

"If you enjoy creating up to date jewelry that has a modern flare, jewelry that is a little on the cutting edge...take a look." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"A fabulous treasure trove of inspiration." - ArtBeadScene.com

"I wish I had found a book like this when I started out making jewelry. The projects are quick and easy. The step by step instructions are linked to clear pictures which are easy to follow." - Beads magazine (UK)

Monsters and Critics.com
As editor of Stringing magazine, Danielle Fox knows a thing or two about creating stylish jewelry with a minimum of fuss. Her expertise is evident in this collection.
News & Observer Notions Blog
Simply stunning designs, from necklaces to bracelets to rings. . . . The book will have a long life on your crafting shelf.
About.com
If you enjoy creating up-to-date jewelry that has a modern flare, jewelry that is a little on the cutting edge . . . take a look.
ArtBeadScene
Fabulous treasure trove of inspiration.
CraftGossip.com
Shows that even a beginner can create beautiful boutique quality jewelry. It's a lovely book that I highly recommend for anyone who wants to start making jewelry.
Beads magazine (UK)
I wish I had found a book like this when I started out making jewelry. The projects are quick and easy.
KLIATT - Shirley Reis
This is a wonderful book with great jewelry! Danielle Fox writes in an easygoing, clear manner aimed at the novice beader. An extremely detailed beginning section demystifies bead purchases, tools used and the different techniques needed to create professional accessories. The step-by-step section covers stringing, crimping, wire working, and knotting. Each project lists materials, tools, finished size, level of difficulty, and technique, with complete step-by-step instructions and numerous color photos. Thirty projects are divided into five different chapters. A special section called Easy Does It features projects that can be done in under an hour. The wide variety of styles will interest anyone interested in creating awesome styles of jewelry. Danielle Fox is the editor of Stringing magazine. This book is sure to inspire the desire to learn to bead well. I highly recommend it for all levels of bead workers. Reviewer: Shirley Reis
School Library Journal

Adult/High School

Novices will find everything they need to gain confidence and knowledge to produce polished creations. The first two dozen pages provide a crash course in identifying the different components of jewelry and the terms that apply to them as well as the tools and techniques used in the projects shown. Bead composition and shape, including charts of size for regular and seed beads, are explained. Findings and metals are laid out and named so that shopping for materials can be done with confidence. Fox discusses how and where she finds inspiration for her designs and how readers can use her ideas as springboards for their own work. Each project starts with a chart of materials, tools, and techniques necessary to complete the piece, the finished size, and a simplicity scale. Large, clear pictures and written directions are given for every step. The projects are chic and satisfying, and range from a simple tied-leather-thong necklace to complicated chandelier earrings. For the most part they could be made in a day and worn that evening. A great resource.-Dana Cobern-Kullman, Luther Burbank Middle School, Burbank, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680487
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Danielle Fox is the editor of Stringing magazine. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

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