The process of designing jewelry has never before been explored in a book. It has taken the combined talents of three top jewelry designers, including a profess who teaches the skill to jewelry students, to create this beautiful and practical step-by-step format. Starting with a fully illustrated discussion of design principles and metal and stone rendering techniques, this volume then presents progressive detailed sketches and finished drawings of many varieties of ring and earring designs. From such drawings the manufacturing jeweler can assemble the objects themselves. This book teaches one how to create those drawings. "It is a book that I have searched for, in vain, for many years. It is both the first and undoubtedly the best, and will remain the best for many years. This book is destined to become the bible of the designer, the guide of the artisan, and the companion of the jewelry lover." Samuel Beizer, Chairman, Jewelry Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
This is a creative guide to designing jewellery, written by experiencedjewellery maker, Liz Olver. In this book she gives comprehensivedetails on the essential stages of the design process - from workingout the brief and seeking inspiration to working with technicaldrawings and developing the idea further as the piece evolves. Casestudies, real-life projects and tips provide professional advice andencouragement. The book is written and illustrated in a clear cut andeasily accessible style.
The Art of Jewelry Design describes in detail the designs, techniques, and creative methods of many talented production artists working today. This practical and beautifully illustrated guide includes both modern and traditional styles, and features such noted designers as Thomas Mann, Lorelei Hamm, John Iversen, Didi Suydam, Abrasha, plus many more. Sections are divided by essays on the challenges of designing in precious metals, with color, with alternative materials, and from nature. An international list of galleries and craft shows completes the book.
Marina B is an artist, and her means of expression are glittering gemstones, lustrous pearls and precious metal. Spanning the years from 1978 to 1996, the book explores bold jewels created for the kind of woman who is not afraid to make a - statement - . Not just a 'look book' of great jewellery, this survey explores the creative problem-solving Marina B employs to come up with designs as innovative as they are stunning. From her signature Marina B cut - a cross between a pear shape and a triangle used in bracelets, earrings, and necklaces - to the ingeniously designed clasp-free Simona necklace; the 'practical' Réversibles - sporty on one side reversing to luxe pave diamonds on the other; to truly spectacular chandelier earrings more ravishing and coveted today than ever, this lavishly illustrated book presents the aficionado with a real understanding of the design process of this hugely talented woman.
The process of designing brooches, bracelets, necklaces and accessories is carefully explained, illustrated and explored in this volume. Their beautiful and practical step-by-step format clearly demonstrates the jewelry designing process.
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Describes articles of jewelry by contemporary designers, with step-by-step information on how they were constructed, and offers instructions and advice on design, techniques, specialized tools, and related matters.
Featuring the work of artists including Jantje Fleischhut, Adam Paxon, and Ted Noten, presents photographs of jewelry created from a variety of plastic materials, including recycled sunglass lenses and knitting needles.
Plastic and Resin ; Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Author: Debra Adelson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Forget gold and silver—the hottest materials in jewelry-making are plastic and resin! And this exciting new entry in the popular Art of Jewelry series is an inspirational treat that introduces the major techniques, provides insights from contemporary artists, and showcases an array of eye-opening work. Learn all the basics on “hard” plastics, from sawing and drilling to joining, constructing, and laminating. Get the lowdown on resin, including mixing, curing, adding inclusions, finishing, and more. Easy-to-follow how-to photo demonstrations clarify key steps—and best of all, some of the premiere innovators in the field have created the 22 amazing projects, from the dramatic Turbine Bangle and funky freeform ring in candy-colored plastic to an exotic necklace made of straws.