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

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"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. "
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Synopsis:

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.

About 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 Readers 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Dedication

Tools

Covers basic and specialty tools used in the projects through out the book.

Working with Alternative Metal Wires

Covers details of working with various metal wires, their properties and qualities, and tips for creating desired looks with them.

Sterling Silver

Copper (including anodized colored copper)

Brass

Steel

Techniques

Covers a wide range of techniques that are used in the construction of the projects, and specific techniques needed are referenced at the start of each project.

Wrapped loops

Chunky wrapped loops

Linking wrapped loops

Simple loops

Forming open and closed spirals

Head pins: easy, shaped, spiral, drawn bead

Coiling

Fabricating findings: jump rings, clasps (“s”, hook, 2-toggle styles), earwires (fish hook, freeform, french, hoops)

Patinas

Most wire-workers and beaders are familiar with using liver or sulfur to create an aged patina to their designs. But there are so many other unique color finishes that can be achieved with alternative metals. This section explores those options.

Traditional liver of sulfur patina and prefinished wires

Ammonia and salt-water patina (blue finish)

Vinegar and salt-water patina, aka The Potato Chip Patina! (green finish)

Vinegar and wood chip patina (green finish)

Heat (red finish)

Alcohol inks (multi-colors)

Exploring Rustic Color

This section traverses the ins and outs of creating color combinations with a nature-inspired, rustic feel, while still being creative and modern.

Neutrals, browns, and whites (Earth/Winter)

Hot reds, oranges, and yellow (Fire/Sunsets/Summer)

Blues and greens (Water)

Pastels (Spring/Floral)

Jewel tones (Fall)

Black, white, ivory, and silver (Wind/Night Sky)

Wire Embroidery Tips and Techniques

Something completely new to wire-workers and an important aspect of this book will be wire embroidery. In this section, readers learn techniques for using wire to embroider on metal, as well as a glossary of basic embroidery stitches.

Sketching the design

Laying out the punches

How to use wire like a needle and thread

Basic embroidery stitches

25 Step-by-Step Projects

Artist Bios

Brief bios of the contributing glass artist shown in the projects.

Glossary of Terms

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596685499
Author:
Bogert, Kerry
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Crafts-Jewelry Techniques
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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