Synopses & Reviews
The elegance of art gallery jewelry comes to life in this vivid guide to creating designer pieces with unusual beads and materials. Accessible for beginners, the projects use readily available tools and basic techniques like stringing, simple knotting, wire wrapping, and wire crochet. For more experienced crafters, the new approaches and unique materials will provide inspiration for chic applications of their skills. The designs range from a button-and-string knotted bracelet and a safety pin-and-pearl collar to a densely crocheted collar with multicolored pearls and a cascading necklace of crystal anchored on chain maille. Combining vintage sensibilities with modern flair, this collection of innovative adornments will spark crafters' imaginations and onlookers' admirations.
About the Author
Donnatella Ciotti owns a craft store in Italy where she teaches courses on beadwork, silk ribbon, and flower compositions made with Venetian beads.