Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry: From the Exotic to the Everyday

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Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 111 pages
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Readers get an insider look at Irina's interests, collections, surroundings, and travels that inspire her work.Using simple techniques and a wide range of materials, 24 projects plus variations teach beaders how to find inspiration and transform it into beautiful jewelry.Whether its beach stones, seed pods, or Queen Elizabeth, Irina draws a direct parallel from her inspirational source to finished handcrafted jewelry. Each of the 24 main projects includes a full-color photo of Miech's inspiration, an explanation of how she translates that into materials and colors. Pearls, crystals, gemstones, wire and more are used to create stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and every project includes bonus design and technique variations. Readers can makethe projects as show, or use them as motivation to discover inspirational sources for their own creative process.

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User Review  - Mortira - Goodreads

A really interesting look at turning ideas into jewelry, using a wide variety of techniques and materials. Excellent for any beader looking for new avenues. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Irina Miech is the author of "Metal Clay for Beaders" and "More Metal Clay for Beaders." An artist, instructor, and bead-store owner, Irina Miech contributes to "Bead&Button, BeadStyle," and "Art Jewelry" magazines. She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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