Amulets and Talismans: Simple Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry

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North Light Books, Aug 4, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Making Jewelry with Meaning

The things you collect - the ticket stubs, the coins, the pieces of shell from a beach - hold meaning and significance, reminding you not only where you've been, but also where you're capable of going. Making these items into wearable pieces of art - amplifying their power to become amulets and talismans - is a rewarding experience that's easy to do.

Working with the most basic of tools, you will learn cold-connection jewelry techniques to expand your creative process. In addition to basics like creating jump rings and using a file, you will also:Make your own hook and latch claspsCut windows from sheets of metalInlay designs into polymer clayIncorporate concrete into your workAchieve patinas with heatJournal your thoughts onto faux boneTurn paper pulp into realistic rocksCreate "time capsule" beads from PlexiglasAnd much, much more!Discover the rewards of making your own amulets and talismans by learning new techniques to drive your creativity in an entirely new direction.


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User Review  - coolieartgirl -

This has got to be the best art book in my collection of many! In it he author Robert Dancik describes a plethora of mediums with which to make jewelry from paper clay to polymer clay inlays something ... Read full review

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User Review  - motherhummer -

I love this book! There are many high quality looking yet simple ideas and projects. Being a mixed media artist I cant wait to try them out! A great addition to any library! Read full review


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Robert Dancik holds a master's degree in sculpture and a bachelor's degree in fine art. He has formally taught art to students of all ages, from kindergarten to graduate school, for more than 30 years. He currently exhibits his jewelry and sculptures in museums and galleries across the United States, Europe and Japan, and teaches workshops at art centers and event venues across the country and abroad. In addition, Robert has contributed work to a number of other jewelry books.

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