A String of Expression

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Krause Publications Craft, May 12, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Create beautifully textured jewelry that reflects your true self!

The self-expressive elements we put into the works of art we make can be transferred to the jewelry we create. Colors, textures, symbolism and more make up the works created in our art journals. Author June Roman shares how she draws inspiration from her own journal pages and guides you through the process for making your own wearable works of art that are an expression of your passions, dreams and secrets.

A String of Expression takes you on a journey through five chapters - each exploring a unique facet of our world such as the colors we love, the places we've traveled, the people who have inspired us and the fantasies we tuck deep in our hearts. In addition to discovering how to transcribe all of these things into the components that make up your own jewelry pieces, you'll learn creative new techniques such as:

  • working collage into a pendant
  • knotting beads with leather
  • creating your own toggles from unusual beads
  • developing successful asymmetrical design
  • wire-wrapping
  • making your own bead caps and more!
Take your design skills on an unexpected journey and let A String of Expression inspire you to transcribe your life into jewelry today!
 

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Contents

Cultural Consciousness
85
Color Exploration
107
Resources
124
Index
125
About June
127
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About the author (2010)

June is a self-taught mixed-media artist who discovered her true passion—jewelry design—nine years ago. In addition to creating and selling jewelry, she is a teacher, writer and art journalist. June's work has been published in Quarry's 1,000 Jewelry Inspirations, it has been displayed at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been featured in Southern Distinction Magazine and Belle Armoire.

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