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Synopsis:

Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Beautiful color photographs and clearly written instructions will give you the building blocks to combine wirework, metal clay, beadwork, and traditional metalsmithing to create one-of-a-kind, wearable art pieces.

Learn how to combine techniques and how to manufacture a variety of components such as clasps, hooks, earring findings, and ring bases to customize your work. Revel in Kates signature style, an earthy mélange of metal, beads, and fibers, as you make 16 gorgeous fashion-forward projects. In addition, The Jewelry Architect shares tips on the best ways to reinforce beadwork, bind edges, string components, form metal clay ring bands, fuse rings, create head pins, and so much more.

With The Jewelry Architect, you will learn how mixing techniques and media can create art-to-wear jewelry.

About the Author

Kate McKinnon is a mixed-media jewelry artist whose work focuses on the engineering of how elements work together, connect, and grow into finished pieces of jewelry. She won the prestigious Rio Grande Saul Bell award in 2003 for her innovative design with the product and has taught and lectured internationally. Kate is the author of Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Mann

Introduction

Basics

Tools

Supplies

Setup

Techniques/Components/Elements

Off-loom Beading Techniques

Right-angle Weave

Square Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Edge Binding

Crimping

Wire and Metalwork

Simple Links

Simple Wire Hook

Rams Horn Clasp

Simple Handmade Ear Wires

Wireworked Connections

Metal Clay Boxes

Metal Clay Plain Ring

Sculptural Toggle

Ring Findings

Setting Large Beads

Projects

Mod Art Cuff

Corset Stitch Bracelet

Ndebele Flower Earrings

Riverbed Bracelet

Matching Pearl Cluster Earrings and Pendant

Felt Cupcake Necklace

Embellished Flat Felt Flower Necklace

Felt Cup Flower Brooch

Two Strung Bracelets

Two-strand Necklace

Tube Necklace

Felty Screw

Big Bead Settings

Cocktail Pod Ring

Wireworked necklace

Metal Clay Box Settings

Gallery

Resources

About the author

Acknowledgements

Index

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islander12, September 2, 2012 (view all comments by islander12)
The video that goes with the book is very well done. This book is not for a beginner, but for someone who has done some jewelry and is looking for ideas, and looking to learn new techniques. The designs are sophisticated and she advocates high quality work. Note: altho she makes doing pmc (precious metal clay) work sound easy, her list of equipment does not include the actual kiln and firing equipment needed.
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Kate Benson, February 24, 2011 (view all comments by Kate Benson)
McKinnon's focus on strong connections and quality pieces leaves you inspired to take extra care with your work. Excellent projects and intriguing combinations of techniques.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596681767
Author:
Mckinnon, Kate
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Author:
McKinnon, Kate
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Jewelry making
Subject:
Crafts-Jewelry Techniques
Edition Description:
Trade Paper and DVD
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in

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Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Beautiful color photographs and clearly written instructions will give you the building blocks to combine wirework, metal clay, beadwork, and traditional metalsmithing to create one-of-a-kind, wearable art pieces.

Learn how to combine techniques and how to manufacture a variety of components such as clasps, hooks, earring findings, and ring bases to customize your work. Revel in Kates signature style, an earthy mélange of metal, beads, and fibers, as you make 16 gorgeous fashion-forward projects. In addition, The Jewelry Architect shares tips on the best ways to reinforce beadwork, bind edges, string components, form metal clay ring bands, fuse rings, create head pins, and so much more.

With The Jewelry Architect, you will learn how mixing techniques and media can create art-to-wear jewelry.

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