Synopses & Reviews
Discover a masterpiece that gives new life to found objects in The Art of Forgotten Things
. Imagine necklaces and bracelets using one-of-a-kind components that hint at fragments of stories that exist only in the mind, evoking a mysterious past. Author Melanie Doerman will teach you how to take esquisite mementoes from history and make them into meaningful works of wearable art.
The Art of Forgotten Things offers a brilliant new take on expressing your story within a jewelry design. Melanie shows how to create delicate beaded frames, clasps, nets, and components with seed beads and combine them with mixed-media elements for jewelry with an evocative look and feel. Youll also find an extensive techniques section that includes instructions for flat and tubular peyote, right-angle weave, bead netting, bead embroidery, and picot edges and fringes; basic jewelry techniques such as wire wrapping; mixed-media techniques such as foiling; and additional embellishment. Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for each project.
You'll learn about various types of beads used in the books projects, from tiny seed beads to crystals, pressed glass, pearls, and more, as well as other materials, tools, and "treasures" that make each creation unique.
In addition, Melanie explores using readily available materials and items that you might already have in your collection, along with directions for locating more unusual or vintage items. The Art of Forgotten Things is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for all imaginative jewelry artists.
About the Author
Melanie Doerman was a beloved member of the beading and mixed-media jewelry community for many years. A popular workshop teacher and a frequent contributor to Beadwork and Belle Armoire Jewelry magazines, she lived in California with her husband Asbjorn. The Art of Forgotten Things is Melanie's first book.
Table of Contents
1. Tools, Materials, and Treasures
2. Stitches and Techniques
Peyote Stitch Techniques
Odd-Count Flat Peyote Stitch
Decreasing in Odd-Count Peyote Stitch
Picot Edge on Peyote Stitch
Zippering Flat Peyote Stitch into a Tube
Even-Count Tubular Peyote Stitch
Increasing in Tubular Peyote Stitch
Decreasing in Tubular Peyote Stitch
Stitch in the Ditch
Right Angle Weave Techniques
Right-Angle Weave and Embellishment
Join Right-Angle Weave to Peyote Stitch
Additional Stitching Techniques
Jewelry and Mixed-Media Techniques
Basic Wire Wrap
Opening and Closing a Jump Ring
Sewing Snaps to Beadwork
Beaded Cabochon with Backstitch and Picot Edge
Ribbon Strap Clasp
Tales from the Attic
The Story Pendant
An Extra Pair of Hands
Norwegian Summer Path
Tell a Story
Keep a Journal
Set Up a Creative Space