Metalwork Jewelry: 35 Step-by-step Projects Inspired by Steampunk

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CICO Books, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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In her latest jewelry book, Linda Peterson presents 35 stunning metalwork designs for necklaces, rings, bangles, earrings, and more. Discover how to create easy pieces from using common materials found in your home, and then move on to more advanced techniques with brass, copper, and silver. These designs are inspired by the steampunk

movement, a style that combines technology and romance—in essence, punk with a Victoriana feel. Think vintage watches, capturing the theme of time travel, combined with brass, copper, leather scraps, and faded paper, for unusual jewelry that is elegant yet quirky. Each project has clear step-by-step photography to guide you, and a full techniques section explains all you need to know for working with metal, from

hammering to metal texturing and finishing techniques, such as adding a patina to create an aged effect.

• Clear step-by-step instructions and photography make this ideal for both beginners and experienced jewelry-makers.

• Project variations offer extra inspiration for your own steampunk jewelry creations.

• Steampunk is a growing design trend.

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LINDA PETERSON is an award-winning arts and crafts designer, as well as a teacher and TV personality. She creates unique jewelry designs using wire and beads. She has written several books, including How To Make Polymer Clay Beads and Beading in No Time (both CICO). Visit her blog at lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com. nbsp;

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