If you love the soldered jewelry you see at the finest boutiques on ground and on the internet, then why not try it yourself. This wonderful step-by-step guide will help you to design your own personal wearable art jewelry! This unique approach will help you transform ordinary household objects into striking and exquisite jewelry.
The stunning home accessories and jewelry in this collection are unusual and exciting projects for the novice as well as the experienced artisan. Their focal points are miniature metal frames - each displaying a small work of art - such as a scarp of decorative paper and a photograph - between small panels of glass.
As you'll see, the materials and tools you'll use are readily available. The techniques, including assembling the designs, cutting glass, wrapping the edges of your piece with copper foil tape, applying solder to the edges and adding jump rings are fully described inside.
The first several projects, which range from a pretty pendant to festive holiday ornaments, use simple microscope slides as the foundation of the frames. The focus then shifts to working with glass in various small, round and odd shapes. These designs include a coordinated necklace and pair of earrings that reflect nature's beauty in silver and topaz, fun chokers with pendants that showcase porcelain shards and a neck cuff and ring featuring turquoise cabochons. Other projects are enhanced with everything from beads to hand-formed metal embellishments, including a pendant that's decorated with ornate bars from disassembled toggle clasps.
Find out how easy it is to make interesting and more complex pieces of jewelry by combining individual soldered pieces.
Finally, let your creativity shine by altering existing home accent, whether it's transforming oversized paperclips to distinctive bookmarks or giving candle holders and votives dazzling makeovers. With a little imagination, the creative possibilities of the craft are endless!
This 144-page jacketed hardcover book even contains patterns, templates and clip-art!
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