Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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After exploring the exquisite ideas and 35 projects showcased in this one-of-a-kind jewelry collection, you'll never look at "found items" the same way again. There are countless suggestions for recycling everyday objects, from electrical wire to soda cans, and uncovering their vast potential for beauty. Begin transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary by examining various metal types and forms, and the techniques for shaping and cold-connecting them. Select from a range of surface finishing treatments, and find out about special skills often used for working with stones, shells, plastic, wood, and bone. The wildly creative pieces include a driftwood brooch, a bracelet with wooden game pieces, and a pendant featuring old boat charts. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
 

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Le Van (Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects ) pushes the envelope when it comes to jewelry design. Bottle-cap bracelets and pencil-stub necklaces, for example, might not suit everyone's taste. However ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
JEWELRY SKILLS TECHNIQUES
25
SPECIAL SKILLS
38
THE PROJECTS
51
Beverage Can Brooches
57
TripleWordScore Bracelet
63
Chandelier Crystal Lariat
70
Beach Glass Necklace
78
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Marthe LeVan is a former creative director of a contemporary art gallery, where she coordinated exhibitions for galleries and museums nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina as an editor.

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