The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy Of Objects: An Alchemy Of Objects by Deryn MentockThe Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy Of Objects: An Alchemy Of Objects by Deryn Mentock

The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy Of Objects: An Alchemy Of Objects

byDeryn Mentock

Paperback | January 1, 2014

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Make your very own bohemian, rustic, one-of-a-kind, jewelry that integrates found objects or repurposes beautiful charms and elements from your jewelry box. InThe Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects, you will not only learn solid techniques for making several beautiful projects, but also how toplan and conceive your designsusing unique objects in mixed media jewelry pieces. This book includes an overview of the tools and materials you'll need to get started, as well as a reference section that outlines important techniques. Projects within this book use metals, wire, beads, stones and found objects to create unique jewelry that will have everyone talking. Informative sidebars share tips and design notes that discuss the design elements in the piece; colors, shapes, textures, and what works in the piece and why. Find your inspiration, while developing amazing design skills withThe Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects!

Deryn Mentock is a jewelry artist whose work has been featured widely in both books and magazines. She is a nationally known teacher and travels to teach mixed media jewelry classes at such venues as Art Unraveled, Adorn Me!, ArtBliss, Art & Soul, and others. In addition, she teaches online classes from her website, Jewelry Works. Her ...
Title:The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy Of Objects: An Alchemy Of ObjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2014Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592538843

ISBN - 13:9781592538843

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Creative This book has designs combining items that are unusual! Well done.
Date published: 2017-11-19

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"Mentock, a jewelry designer who draws inspiration from vintage and everyday objects, gives jewelry makers a glimpse of her design process in this collection. Most incorporate antique findings or ephemera (such as tintypes and vintage costume jewelry), and wirework and metalwork also feature prominently. Step-by-step directions are provided, and key stages are illustrated with photographs, but basic ­jewelry-making skills and supplies are required. Each project lists Mentock’s journal notes, which cover her creative decision-making, and design tips, which offer hints for changing items to suit your personal style. The author also presents an overview of basic wirework (including making your own findings) and metalwork. VERDICT Mentock’s aesthetic is more charm bracelet than sleek minimalism, so some jewelry makers will be drawn to her creative repurposing of vintage materials, while others will find her approach a little too everything-but-the-kitchen-sink." - Library Journal