Jewelry & Beads

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  • 200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)

    By Jean Power

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312587475
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: October 2009
    Describes the basics of beading and features color photographs and step-by-step instructions for techniques such as stringing, knotting, wirework, and beadweaving.
  • 200 Tips for Jewelry Making: Tips,Techniques and Trade Secrets

    By Xuella Arnold

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770852037
    • Publisher: Firefly Books
    • Published: September 2013
    An indispensable compendium of essential knowledge and troubleshooting tips.
  • 75 Chinese, Celtic, and Ornamental Knots: A Directory of Knots and Knotting Techniques - Plus Exquisite Jewelry Projects to Make and Wear

    By Laura Williams

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312675318
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: March 2011
  • The Absolute Beginners Guide: Stringing Beaded Jewelry

    By Karin Buckingham

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780871162991
    • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
    • Published: May 2010
    Absolute Beginners Guide: Stringing Beaded Jewelry, the first book in the Absolute Beginners Guide series, is a comprehensive introduction to stringing. Presented in a warm, reassuring tone, this book provides easy-to-follow instructions designed for someone who is just learning the craft. Readers feel informed, but not overwhelmed, by the explanation of the basic tools and supplies for beading, how to choose them in a bead store, and by suggestions for setting up a simple working area. The first projects are very easy, teaching stringing a repeating pattern and using graduated beads. Then it moves into more complex projects including using connectors and knotting techniques. This true introductory manual is written with friendliness and approachability.
  • Adornment: The Necklaces of Barbara Natoli Witt

    By Lois Dubin

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781555953348
    • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
    • Published: August 2011
    With the utmost clarity and efficacy, Barbara Natoli Witt' unparalleled gift for designing and making art in the form of necklaces is beautifully presented. As author and jewelry expert Lois Sherr Dubin reveals, "The incandescent artistry of Barbara Natoli Witt is strikingly apparent. The profound, almost primal appeal of the necklaces reflects a wholeness that structures her life and art. Barbara uniquely integrate fiber and objects, yet her talent with artifacts is only part of the story. Of equal importance is Barbara's relationship with a group of women who have provided the foundation for her business successes and encouraged her to direct her own career."After graduation hum The Cooper Union in New York City, Natoli Witt settled in the Sari Francisco Bay Area and started teaching art courses. In the 1970's, she discovered an affinity for incorporating beads and artifacts into her woven tapestries, which fueled a lifelong penchant for symbolism, history, and global cultures, and which she continues to integrate today. Whether African, European, or Asian in theme, Natoli Witt's stunning necklaces are exceptional, peerless, and unequivocally original. Her time-less works of art traverse generations of wearers like the artifacts, jewels, and one-of-a-kind objects that constitute. her exquisite necklaces.In the permanent collections of distinguished venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; and Oakland Museum of California, Natoli Witt's necklaces also have a cosmopolitan following and customer base. Clients include Margrit Biever Mondavi, Selwa Roosevelt, Rosemarie Stack, and the late Claire Booth Luc/ and Diana Vreeland. Natoli Witt's approach to designing and selling her work isùlike her necklacesùsomewhat unconventional and a departure from the more typical route of marketing through art galleries. She relishes the rapport established through private exhibitions and the more intimate contact it affords, asserting, "... if you are a wearables artist,' then you really need to experience the reality of other people's lives. The more realistic dealings that you have in the world, the more you realize that there is no hypothetical person, no hypothetical lifestyle.'
  • All Wired Up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker

    By Mark Lareau

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781883010737
    • Publisher: INTERWEAVE PRESS
    • Published: October 2000
    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.
  • Alternacrafts

    By Jessica Vitkus

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584794561
    • Publisher: STC CRAFT
    • Published: April 2006
    Showcases more than twenty craft projects that use traditional techniques such as knitting, mosaic, embroidery, metalwork, sewing, and collage in new ways.
  • Anton Cepka: Jewellery and Objects

    By Die Neue Sammlung

    Our Price: $85.00
    • ISBN-13: 9783897904385
    • Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
  • Art & Elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Designs with Classic Stitches

    By Carol Wells

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781579905330
    • Publisher: Lark Books
    • Published: August 2003
    “Elegant contemporary jewelry....What artist-author Wells and her 30 colleagues conjure up in more than 30 bracelets, earrings, and necklaces is nothing short of breathtaking. All the projects can be readily mastered by beginners....One hundred percent of the fundamentals, from graphic illustrations and charts to accompanying text and great color photographs.” —Booklist.
  • Art of Antique Beading

    By Ondori Staff

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9784889960624
    • Publisher: Ondorisha Publishers, Ltd.
    • Published: February 2001
    This book contains detailed drawings and diagrams that are easy to follow. Each item can be made with just a few common tools, the materials listed in the book, and some simple techniques.
  • The Art of Bead Embroidery: Techniques, Designs & Inspirations

    By Heidi Kummli

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780871162434
    • Publisher: Kalmbach
    • Published: August 2007
    Renowned bead embroidery artists Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini share their secrets for creating beautiful beadwork in The Art of Bead Embroidery. Twelve step-by-step projects guide readers from beginner to advanced skills, culminating in a broad collar design from each artist. An illustrated guide to stitches, fringes, and finishing techniques, plus tools and materials, offers a solid background or refresher on the basics. A section on design concepts, with advice from both Kummli and Serafini on color and texture, shows readers how to create their own unique bead embroidery pieces. Inspiring ideas and detailed instructions make this book a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create gorgeous jewelry and art pieces.
  • The Art of Jewelry Design : from Idea to Reality

    By Elizabeth Olver

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781581802122
    • Publisher: NORTH LIGHTS BOOKS
    • Published: February 2002
    Uses color photographs and design sketches to explore essential aspects of the jewelry design process, providing theories and techniques for developing designs from inspiration to finished piece.
  • Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

    By Debra Adelson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781579908317
    • Publisher: LARK BOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    Forget gold and silver—the hottest materials in jewelry-making are plastic and resin! And this exciting new entry in the popular Art of Jewelry series is an inspirational treat that introduces the major techniques, provides insights from contemporary artists, and showcases an array of eye-opening work. Learn all the basics on “hard” plastics, from sawing and drilling to joining, constructing, and laminating. Get the lowdown on resin, including mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing, and more. Easy-to-follow how-to photo demonstrations clarify key steps—and best of all, some of the premiere innovators in the field have created the 22 amazing projects, from the dramatic Turbine Bangle and funky freeform ring in candy-colored plastic to an exotic necklace made of straws.
  • The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

    By Katherine Aimone

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781579906160
    • Publisher: LARK BOOKS
    • Published: June 2006

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