Wire jewelry has never been more popular--but you've never seen projects like this before! In Fine Art Wire Weaving, award-winning author Sarah Thompson shares her secrets to creating wire jewelry that's nothing short of spectacular. Using super-fine wires to create 20 delicate, sophisticated pieces, you'll achieve that "wow" factor, all under the guidance of an expert jewelry teacher. You'll learn how to work with these fine wires successfully, as well as what to do when one of your projects goes awry. Using techniques in layering, symmetry, and dimensional shaping, you'll come away with a strong foundation in wire working so you can create your own one-of-a-kind pieces. Paired with beautiful, 4-color photographs, Thompson gives you step-by-step instructions to creating jewelry to pretty to keep for yourselfâ€"but that you won't want to give away!
Weave - Sculpt - Transform Break through the boundaries of traditional wirework jewelry to discover the world of intricate possibilities in Woven in Wire. As you weave, sculpt, and transform wire, award winning jeweler and wirework instructor Sarah Thompson guides you through the steps of achieving spectacular wearable art. Follow along as Sarah shares: • Wire weaving fundamentals and her most prized techniques, helping you become a distinguished wire artist. • Mastering form and symmetry as you create ornate necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings. • The final steps to becoming a wire-weaving master--dismantling and reassembling the woven components for truly transformative jewelry designs. As you work through the techniques and designs in Woven in Wire, your artistic power will grow, your skills will advance, and you will have the confidence to create your own intricate breathtakingly beautiful designs.
Gwen Blakley Kinsler looks at the art crochet movement from 1915 onward to the Crochet Revolution of the 1960s by profiling twenty of the most innovative practitioners working today. The works featured in this book represent the diverse styles, unusual shapes, and exquisite textures that characterize today's crocheted art.
As some knitters craft mittens and sweaters, others find themselves taking flight into the realm of art.Some become true fiber artists, creating exhibition-quality quilts and sweaters and shawls, yarn mobiles and sculptures and gigantic abstract installations.An exploration of art knitting, this book profiles eighteen of the most prominent and intriguing practitioners of this craft-turned-art.Karen Searle, herself a recognized fiber artist, examines the works and inspirations of each of these knit artists.Numerous photographs illustrate each profile, documenting these artists’ work and at the same time offering inspiration to those who might transcend the purely practical aspect of knitting.Among the artists encountered here are such nationally known knitters as movement founder Katharine Cobey, Carolyn Halliday, Debbie New, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Lindsay Obermayer, Kathryn Alexander, and others.