Metalwork Jewelry: 35 step-by-step projects inspired by steampunk

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Ryland Peters & Small, Apr 14, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Discover how to create easy pieces 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 watch parts, capturing the theme of time travel, combined with brass, copper, fabric scraps, and antique 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 about working with metal, from hammering to metal texturing and finishing techniques, such as polishing and adding a patina to create an aged effect.

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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). You can visit her blog at Linda’s designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. The author is based in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

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