Synopses & Reviews
Thirty leading popular jewelry designers received a box containing nine jewelry supplies with the request that they create a piece using only those items, plus one “wild card” material of their choice. This book presents their show-stopping designs, complete with excellent how-to steps for making them, for an amazing compendium of inspiration and projects for jewelers and crafters alike.
Featured designers include Todd Reed, Thomas Mann, Mary Hettmansperger, Deb Karash, Joanna Gollberg, Tim McCreight, Candie Cooper, Bob Ebendorf, Robert Dancik, Boris Bally, Biba Schutz, Colleen Baran, Davide Bigazzi, Danielle Miller-Gilliam, Pauline Warg, Marcia Macdonald, Sydney Lynch, Jennaca Davies, Annie Chau, Ross Coppelman, Sarah Hood, Kathy Frey, Eric Silva, Rebecca Hannon, Tod Pardon, Kristen Lora, Chihiro Makio, Janette Schuster, Sara Westermark, and Marlene True -- an all-star line-up for creative inspiration!
"In Jewelry Design Challenge, the task was simple: send 30 top jewelry designers the same nine materials. The designers were to create a new jewelry piece using these materials plus one wild-card option. The results are astonishing. Using ordinary materials like a small sterling square, a copper sheet, tubing, pearls, washers, 20-gauge wire, silver mesh, and leather cord, designers such as Thomas Mann and Robert Dancik set out to make something extraordinary. The variation in designs is truly incredible. If you're looking for imaginative ways to stretch your supplies, pick this up and prepare to be inspired." - Belle Armoire Jewelry "A most intriguing book ... In it, you will find beautiful and unique jewelry projects by 30 distinguished and exciting jewlery artisans. I love seeing how the same materials can lead to such spectactularly diverse outcomes. You will be inspired to make the projects as presented, or perhaps use the ideas that you can mix with wild card elements of your own." - CRESCENDOh blog "Stunning photographs of the projects - which Lark Crafts is known for in their publications - make each jewelry design a delight to view. In addition, theres a nice section from each artist in their own words on what they thought at the very beginning of this challenge to what they thought of their finished creation. This book can be appreciated by artists working in any type of medium. I found so much inspiration in this book, and yes, actually learned some techniques and had several lightbulb moments for ideas completely unrelated to jewelry design, too. And for jewelry designers? This book is a must-have." - Handmade Spark
Challenges are one of the hottest crafting trends, so we put a who's who of modern jewelry artists to the test. Chosen for their different aesthetic visions, 30 designers received a box containing nine jewelry supplies with the request that they create a piece using only those items, plus one wild card” material of their choice. These are their show stopping designs, complete with how-to steps for making them.
Participating designers include:
Todd Reed o Thomas Mann o Joanna Gollberg o Tim McCreight o Boris Bally