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Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock

817508314X


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Libas, Vol 14,Issue 4, 2001
Accessing collections that have never been documented before; in a genre of its own; Informative, interesting and very readable

Libas, Vol 14,Issue 4, 2001
Accessing collections that have never been documented before; in a genre of its own; Informative, interesting and very readable

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Silver Wire Jewelry: Projects to Coil, Braid and Knit
Irene From Peterson
1579906451
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
With a coil, braid, and twist, plus other ingeniously easy techniques, these magnificent silver bracelets, necklaces, and earrings take lovely shape. Each of the 99 projects, illustrated with color photos and diagrams, shows exactly why wire jewelry has become today's hot craft. All that's needed are very basic tools and this helpful advice on making coils, plying wires, stretching out the coils to form graceful waves, joining rings to make elegant chains, fashioning wire into figure eights, incorporating beads, or creating crocheted adornments. Pretty earrings come in a delicate teardrop or corkscrew style, a flat braided necklace has a unique, oxidized finish, and the traditional chain mail bracelet features freshwater pearls. Every piece in this handsome collection is graded for difficulty. A Selection of the...


Fairyopolis
Cicely Mary Barker
0723257248
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Do you believe in fairies? Protected and hidden by a society of Fairy lovers for over 80 years the secret fairy journal of Cicely Mary Barker is available for the first time ever to the public. Learn what really happened during that magical Summer of 1920 when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies.


Bead On A Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry

1581806507


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Book Description
Magazine editor and popular author Sharilyn Miller knows the jewelry making audience like no one else. In this latest book, she shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with: -An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started -More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that's guaranteed to trigger compliments.

From the Author
Of all my books on various art and craft techniques, Bead on a Wire is my favorite. While I enjoy many arts and crafts — including fiber arts, rubber stamping on fabric, and artist books — wire-art jewelry has...


Doll Jewelry
American Girl
1584859768
March 2004
Hardcover
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Believe in Yourself with Jewelry
Beth Mende Conny
0880885580
July 2001
Hardcover
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Classical Loop-in-Loop Chains (Jewelry Crafts)

0961598484


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Book Description
Since its publication in 1997, "Classical Chains" has become a classic in it's own right. Clear step-by-step instructions will lead you through a total of 38 chain styles, all derived from the elegant loop-in-loop process. With 350 drawings and 45 photographs, this is clearly the definitive work on this topic. Ms. Stark brings years of teaching and experimentation to this popular book. In straightforward language she discusses not only the making of chains, but clasps and terminals too. The Brynmorgen edition includes two dozen additions to the original text by the author. This new deluxe edition features a lay-flat spiral binding and a hard covera practical binding for a book heralded widely as the ultimate guide to these versatile chains.

About the Author
Jean Reist Stark...


Gem Identification Made Easy
Antonio C. Bonanno
0943763347
July 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Focusing on gemology as a science rather than a fine art, the authors have written an honest and straightforward book that lays the groundwork for identifying gemstones in an easy-to-read-and-understand volume. They outline useful information on setting up a lab, securing proper lighting, and identifying the essential and optional instruments used in successful gem identification. They also explain how to identify the myriad inclusions and blemishes found in natural and synthetic gemstones and devote a section to enhancement techniques found in antique and estate jewelry. Recommended.- Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson CityCopyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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All Wired up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker (Beadwork How-To Series)
Mark Lareau
188301073X
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The step-by-step techniques featured in this richly illustrated book take the beginner who knows little about wirework on a journey to creating artistic and unique free-form jewelry. Using round wire that is readily available and economically viable, wireworkers learn everything from how to hold pliers to how to make ear wires, hook-and-eye closures, and cages for marbles and cabochons. Line drawings, photographs of finished objects, and a wirework gallery of pieces by the author and other contemporary wirework artists provide sample creations and ideas for the innovative wireworker.

About the Author
Mark Lareau is a wirework artist who teaches workshops around the country and at his bead shop, the Bead Factory. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.


Tiffany Diamonds
John Loring
0810959372
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nothing sparkles quite like a diamond, and no diamond sparkles quite like one in a Tiffany setting. This lush volume celebrates the glittering world of Tiffany diamonds through its captivating history and sumptuous jewelry. John Loring recounts how Charles Lewis Tiffany was crowned the "king of diamonds" in 1848, how the firm purchased the French crown jewels in 1887, and how Tiffany introduced the engagement ring as we know it today. Intriguing and often mysterious tales of the world's famous diamonds-the Koh-i-noor, the Regent, the Sancy, and many more-embellish the text, and anecdotes about the illustrious owners of Tiffany diamonds provide a rare glimpse into the glamorous lifestyles of these privileged few. Handsomely produced with archival photographs, sketches, drawings, and new photography of antique and...


Jewelry Making for Fun and Profit
Maria Given Nerius
0761520449
October 2000
Paperback
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Review
Discover How to Profit From Your Craft

Review
Discover How to Profit From Your Craft

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Making Bead & Wire Jewelry
Dawn Cusick
1579903886
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.”—Crafts Magazine.


The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
Jinks McGrath
1561385263
September 1995
Hardcover
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Spool Knit Jewelry: Make Beautiful Bracelets, Anklets and Rings
Anne Akers Johnson
1570548048
March 2004
Other Format
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The Art of Belly Dancing with Other and Jewelry and CD (Audio)
Melanie Votaw
0762418141
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Belly dancing is hot. This legitimate art form is sensuous entertainment, as well as a fun, sexy way to increase one's physical fitness while exploring an ancient ethnic ritual of self-expression. There's nothing quite like it for toning abs, and it's a real aerobic workout! At a fraction of the price of a how-to video or a dance class series, this ingenious book-plus presents everything necessary to get started in belly dancing: an illustrated, 64-page book with detailed instructions for all the basic moves and rhythmic undulations, plus a pair of zills (finger cymbals), a veil, paste-on jewels, and a CD with exotic dance music to enhance the experience.


The Art of Metal Clay
Sherri Haab
0823003671
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools, eliminating the need for difficult metalworking processes such as soldering, hammering, and cutting. When metal clay is fired, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse into pure (99.9 percent) metal. The Art of Metal Clay is a comprehensive introduction to the medium designed specifically for crafters and jewelrymakers, detailing the essentials of working, firing, and finishing metal clay to create beautiful jewelry and decorative objects. Artist and instructor Sherri Haab demonstrates metal clay's remarkable...


Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry
Linda Jones
1581806329
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With this easy-to-use guide, jewelry designer Linda Jones shows readers how to create stylish pieces of their own, with just three pieces of equipment and the minimum of fuss. This book includes: * 35 simple-to-make projects, including jewelry for weddings and pieces based on classical designs * Ideas for fashionable designs using just wire, which is flexible and easy to fashion into a variety of shapes, and simple beads * Step-by-step instructions to guide crafters through each project, along with creative ideas to spark readers' own designs Anyone eager to make heirlooms will welcome the simplicity and ease of these projects, making Jones's guide the perfect introduction to this versatile craft.

About the Author
Linda Jones studied jewelry making in London. She is now an...


Simply Beautiful Beading: 53 Quick and Easy Projects
Heidi Boyd
1581805632
August 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
In the introductory sentence, Boyd zeroes in on the appeal of beads: besides their magpie-attracting dazzle, these materials prompt a creative leap, even in those who don't consider themselves arty. She plays to our love of the aesthetic, presenting materials, methods, and 40 projects in easy-to-grasp, follow-the-leader information and instructions. In design principles, for instance, she lays out five simple rules, no more, no less--lay out beads before stringing, use color effectively, pair different bead varieties and sizes, use nonsymmetrical designs, and string random beads. Projects are divided into three categories: jewelry, accessories, and home accents. All include the requisite data, from color photographs and directions to possible variations, which she dubs "Another Simply Beautiful Idea." It'll be hard to...


Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Making Jewelry, Pottery and Decorative Artwork
Donna Kato
0823002780
February 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Available in a tremendous array of colors and easily cured by baking in a home oven, polymer clay is a unique medium for creating a variety of beautiful items. In The Art of Polymer Clay, noted artist Donna Kato explains the basics as well as many unusual techniques, including imitative methods that can be used to create the look of semi-precious stones, woven fabric, carved wood, metal, and realistic flowers. Kato's sense of style and color is superb, and her directions are clear and concise.

Book Description
• A top-seller by the biggest name in polymer clay • Classic introduction to polymer clay techniques • Polymer clay is easy and fun to work with—perfect for beginners When The Art of Polymer Clay first appeared in 1997, polymer clay was...


500 Brooches : Inspiring Adornments for the Body (Lark Jewelry Book)

1579906125
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Never before has such an extensive and beautiful collection of brooches been assembled, or photographed to such perfection. Marjorie Simon, a distinguished presence in the jewelry field, chose the pieces, and every one features the fine craftsmanship of a top contemporary jeweler. The breathtaking and provocative styles range from traditional to very avant-garde, and the brooches come not only in gold, silver, copper, and wire, but also in glass, porcelain, paper, and other more unusual materials. They're forged, soldered, chased, and cast, and surface embellishments run the gamut from enamel and metal foils to patinas and inlay. In some cases, detail images and artist's comments accompany the full-size photos. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves exquisite items will appreciate the amazing diversity on...


Beading and Jewelry Making Book and Kit: Cool Designs for Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets and More
Rain Newcomb
1402729030
September 2005
Other Format
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Polymer Clay Creative Traditions
Judy Belcher
0823040658
Dec 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Addressing novices to the medium of polymer clay as well as more advanced crafters in the field, Belcher prepares an attractive handbook on making clay items; the more than 30 projects suggested here are inspired by traditions in working in glass, metal, fiber, painting and drawing, stone and bone and wood, and ceramics, since, as the author states, "polymer clay is the only medium that can emulate all of those different art forms." Gorgeous color photographs highlighting her work and the work of many other successful crafters guide the reader through a mouthwatering, even surprising, display of clay things to make, from beads that take after ones made of glass, to an enameled pin that would be a lovely accent to a blouse or blazer, to replications of Georgia O'Keeffe-type flowers to decorate a purse. For crafters adding...


Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies
Heather Dismore
0764525719
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Features step-by-step projects and full-color examples

Create unique jewelry to wear with everything from jeans to a ball gown!

Want to make your own jewelry? This easy-to-follow guide gives you lots of hands-on instruction in making simple, fabulous jewelry and working with beads. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you'll get all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, key chains, wine charms and items for the home.

Discover how to Create funky and elegant designs Work with leather, silver, and stones String, knot, and weave beads Avoid common mistakes Host a trendy jewelry party

About the Author
Heather Dismore is a veteran For Dummies author who is actively...



Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More
Linda L. Chandler
193149987X
September 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"The new Getting Started series...promise(s) not to leave the 'newbie' wondering what to do next." —Craftrends


The Penland Book of Jewelry : Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
Marthe Le Van (Editor)
1579906982
October 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For 75 years, the Penland School has attracted the greatest minds in crafting, and now its artists have created a real jewel of a collection.

From the premier academy for fine crafting comes a third showstopper: a splendidly photographed guide that offers a combination of how-to manual, gorgeous coffee table book, and reflective essays. On breathtaking display are the skills and works of 10 contemporary jewelers who have taught at the school; each artist possesses a special expertise that makes him or her a leader in the field. From John Cogswell's handsome forged metal to Heather White's innovative casting, from Marilyn daSilva's unique use of color to Doug Harling's meticulous granulation of fine gold, the material here is eye-opening and inspirational. Their combined knowledge, thoughtful writing, and...


Crochet with Wire
Nancie Wiseman
1931499772
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Nancie takes the craft to a new dimension with wire, beads, and cool design for jewelry, baskets, and more." —Better Homes & Gardens Simply Creative Crochet


The Jeweler's Directory Of Decorative Finishes
Jinks McGrath
0896891933
April 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Anyone who spends time fashioning copper, brass, silver and gold into jewelry will appreciate the wealth of detail in this guide to jewelry finishes. The Jeweler's Directory of Decorative Finishes covers 15 different techniques for creating various decorative finishes from start to finish. More than 350 step-by-step illustrations and photographs guide jewelers through techniques including patination, granulation, fusing and more. Adding gold foil, developing patterns that contrast with by layering metals and inlays, creating exquisite etchings and engravings and more are covered. Illustrations demonstrate various combinations of the different finishes, while instructions bear practical safety tips. An inspiring gallery of work by professional jewelers, using the techniques taught in this easy-to-understand working...


The New Clay: Techniques and Approaches to Jewelry Making
Nan Roche, et al
0962054348
March 1992
Paperback
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Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)
Erhard Brepohl, et al
0961598492
October 11, 2001
Hardcover
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Alan Revere, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco.
WHAT A MASTERPIECE! I have wanted to read this book for 30 years. It is beautiful and invaluable. ...an unparalleled work.

Book Description
The English translation of the original German text, for many years the standard reference used by European jewelers. A comprehensive collection of information about materials, tools and techniques of metalsmithing with unique emphasis on the science and calculations behind familiar studio practice.

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Bead Fantasies
Takako Samejima
4889961283
October 2003
Paperback
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From the Publisher
Jewelry artist Takako Samejima specializes in bead jewelry, and has been working with beads since she was a child. Her designs, which combine different types, shapes, and sizes of beads, have won acclaim for their beauty and originality. Bead Fantasies features over seventy of her most original and dazzling designs, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, hair ornaments, cell phone straps, and eyeglass chains. Each design includes detailed instructions for creating the jewelry, supplemented by small color photographs and detailed color drawings. For the novice, Bead Fantasies also includes descriptions of the beads used to make the jewelry, beading supplies, and some lessons covering basic bead-stringing, and weaving and finishing techniques.

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