Synopses & Reviews
Making gorgeous handcrafted jewelry can be an amazingly simple process that even beginners will quickly masteras long as they have this guide by their side. Written by an experienced artist and teacher, and generously illustrated with attractive how-to photos and drawings, it demonstrates a wealth of easy techniques in superb detail. Twenty dazzling projectsincluding a twisted wire choker, bangle bracelet, bead pod pin, and mixed metal earrings are created by wrapping, stitching, and folding metal, and by making cold connections with basic screws, bolts, pop rivets, eyelets, brads, and nails. Sophisticated photographs of each piece highlight its rich textures and visual complexity. Would-be jewelers will love thisand beaders, memory crafters, and anyone eager to explore metal jewelry will want it, too!
Soldering has taken the crafting world by storm, and the well-illustrated and easy-to-follow instructions in this comprehensive guide thoroughly demystify the process. Beginners will learn how to master the basics and make 40 projects, ranging from a playful Turquoise Swirl Cuff to a mini-scrapbook foldout frame. Includes traceable patterns with glass-cutting lines, plus a page of pretty clip art to use.
About the Author
Lisa Bluhm is a creative mixed-media artist who rediscovered the soldering she had learned as a teenager working in a jewelry store. Experimenting with ways to make the craft more cost-effective and safer, Lisa created her own soldered art product line called Simply Swank and currently shares her inspiration in classes and at conventions across the US. Her projects and teaching schedule can be found at LisaBluhm.net. She lives in the greater Seattle area.