Brilliance!: Masterpieces from the American Jewelry Design Council

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Lark Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 228 pages
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This sensational design book showcases America’s most gorgeous and inventive art jewelry! For over a decade, the elite invitation-only American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has sponsored an annual project: every member creates an original piece based on a given theme.  With imagination and skill, jewelers have tackled such concepts as the Mona Lisa, Wheel, Key, Puzzle, Water, Flight, Peekaboo, Sphere, Pyramid, and Secret Treasure. Each of these topics now becomes a dramatically photographed chapter, complete with illuminating introductions by renowned jewelry writers Cindy Edelstein and Frank Stankus. In addition to background information on the AJDC, and the story of the annual design event, artists’ commentaries enhance specific images. A final members’ section includes a biography, headshot, and additional jewelry images for each talented individual.
 

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This book is a Great summary of American Jewelers work that spans some 25 years of friendships and callaboration. Worth the read!!

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
21
Section 3
23
Section 4
33
Section 5
98
Section 6
100
Section 7
102
Section 8
103
Section 14
136
Section 15
138
Section 16
140
Section 17
142
Section 18
147
Section 19
155
Section 20
163
Section 21
166

Section 9
104
Section 10
128
Section 11
130
Section 12
132
Section 13
134
Section 22
169
Section 23
170
Section 24
173
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