Jewelry Designs from Nature: Woodlands, Garden, Sea
Heather Powers created over 30 nature inspired jewelry projects featuring art beads. Each project showcases her creative process and offers insight into the basic principles of design. Discover the muse for the necklaces, bracelets, and earrings throughout the book.
Each stunning design is easy enough for beginners and inspiring enough for the seasoned designer. The tutorials throughout the book cover stringing, wire wrapping, and even seedbeads- perfect for all skill levels.
Readers will find fun variations on the projects and a bonus earring design too. Articles on beads and poetry, tips for keeping a design journal, color palette ideas, and interviews with some of Heather Powers’ favorite beadmakers round out the book.
Jewelry Designs from Nature reflects what Heather finds most inspiring about the natural world- the forests and woodlands, gardens that bloom and buzz, and the call of the mysterious ocean. She has shared them with the reader in hopes that they will use the tools to explore their own inspirations.
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Beautiful Elements, is a mixed-materials jewelry-making project and technique book that teaches simple techniques using wire, metal, and polymer clay to enhance and personalize beaded jewelry. With thirty projects readers will learn how to create natural shapes from metal, “sketch” with a hammer to create clever designs, and transform bits of polymer clay and wire into adornments. The book will cover how to make simple findings like handcrafted earring wires, chain, and toggle clasps. In this book author Heather Powers shares her secrets from her own successful jewelry making business.
Bead-Making Lab: 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire
Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials from Bead-Making Lab!
Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you! Bead-Making Labmakes this bounty of bead making possible with instructions for bead designs that run the gamut from sophisticated to playful.
Bead-Making Lab is organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. Once you've selected your medium, follow the lab instructions for the bead-making technique of your choice. Try a new technique each week! With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Bead-Making Lab also offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work. Get busy beading, crafters!