Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to create your own beautiful collection of jewellery or pieces to brighten up your home with the traditional - and increasingly popular - art of lampwork. This book includes everything you need to know about lampwork, from the history of the craft, to safety and materials, to various bead shapes and decorative techniques. The author, Joan Gordon, formerly Editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered together 14 of the most accomplished glassmakers from around the world to guide you safely through each technique and project. With their expert advice, clearly laid out instructions, 26 stunning projects in total and a gallery of examples, youll have all the know-how and inspiration you need to get started, in this one book.
Lampwork-the art of crafting glass beads and jewelry-is surprisingly easy and increasingly popular. Joan Gordon, former editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered 14 of the world's top glassmakers to teach you the techniques, from safety and materials to bead shapes and adornment. With their expert advice, you'll quickly master the skills needed to create 26 stunning projects.
About the Author
Joan Gordon has taught various crafts and sewing techniques extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. She is passionate about exploring traditional and contemporary jewelry, craft, and sewing skills and has written for many magazines. She is the author of Stitch ‘n’ Fix, published in 2009. She is now Consultant Editor for the innovative UK jewelry magazine, Making Jewellery.