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The Jewelry Architect: Techniques and Projects for Mixed-Media Jewelry - Kate McKinnon
The Jewelry Architect: Techniques and Projects for Mixed-Media Jewelry
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Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Beautiful color photographs and clearly written instructions will... show more
Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Beautiful color photographs and clearly written instructions will give you the building blocks to combine wirework, metal clay, beadwork, and traditional metalsmithing to create one-of-a-kind, wearable art pieces.Learn how to combine techniques and how to manufacture a variety of components such as clasps, hooks, earring findings, and ring bases to customize your work. Revel in Kate’s signature style, an earthy mélange of metal, beads, and fibers, as you make 16 gorgeous fashion-forward projects. In addition, The Jewelry Architect shares tips on the best ways to reinforce beadwork, bind edges, string components, form metal clay ring bands, fuse rings, create head pins, and so much more.With The Jewelry Architect, you will learn how mixing techniques and media can create art-to-wear jewelry.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596681767 (1596681764)
Publisher: Interweave Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Jewelry Architect: Techniques and Projects for Mixed-Media Jewelry
Nicely presented collection of techniques. McKinnon is a proponent of the component method- she makes lots of little pieces and then at some future time puts them together according to what looks good that day. A lot of the components are simple to make if you have a metalworking/beadweaving backgro...
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