The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

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Forget gold and silver—the hottest materials in jewelry-making are plastic and resin! And this exciting new entry in the popular Art of Jewelry series is an inspirational treat that introduces the major techniques, provides insights from contemporary artists, and showcases an array of eye-opening work. Learn all the basics on "hard” plastics, from sawing and drilling to joining, constructing, and laminating. Get the lowdown on resin, including mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing, and more. Easy-to-follow...

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Forget gold and silver—the hottest materials in jewelry-making are plastic and resin! And this exciting new entry in the popular Art of Jewelry series is an inspirational treat that introduces the major techniques, provides insights from contemporary artists, and showcases an array of eye-opening work. Learn all the basics on "hard” plastics, from sawing and drilling to joining, constructing, and laminating. Get the lowdown on resin, including mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing, and more. Easy-to-follow how-to photo demonstrations clarify key steps—and best of all, some of the premiere innovators in the field have created the 22 amazing projects, from the dramatic Turbine Bangle and funky freeform ring in candy-colored plastic to an exotic necklace made of straws.

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Eclectic contemporary jewelry of all sorts is found in these two practical guides. The projects by Adelson and others require expertise in working with acrylic thermoplastics and liquid resins. Some of the finished jewelry items are reminiscent of mid-20th-century Bakelite. Barta (Hip To Stitch) uses a combination of beads and found materials to create unique necklaces. Such unlikely things as watch parts, playing cards, and printed tin containers are all raw materials for her projects. These unusual books would make good additions to public libraries.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579908317
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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