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Guide to Jewelry Design: Ideas and Tips for Handcrafted Jewelry to Make You a Better Jewelry Designer

12 Oct 2012
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Learn how to tap into your own creativity by focusing on one bit of design at a time with this terrific eBook on jewelry design. Many accomplished jewelry designers begin with a sketch, working out technical and aesthetic details on paper before committing to metal, stone, bead, or the medium of their choice - so start out with a primer on papers, pens, and a few other of the artist's basic drawing tools. What to sketch? Review the elements and principles of design, then explore form and texture in metal in detail. See how one simple idea can quickly translate into more than a dozen outstanding jewelry designs, and use that example to create variations of your own. You'll also want to delve into color: learn the basics, find great tips on using gemstones in your jewelry design palette, and discover great tips for designing with vividly colored beads that you can apply to vivid colors from any source. Then see how these terrific ideas have been put into practice by professional jewelry designer artists. Try a polymer clay earring project that demonstrates an easy and inexpensive way to exploit contrast in color and shape, or an organic copper pin with silver accents inspired by color, texture, nature, and the subtlety of Asian design. With the design ideas and tips in Guide to Jewelry Design: Ideas and Tips for Handcrafted Jewelry to Make You a Better Jewelry Designer , you'll soon be creating a wonderful array of ever more pleasing designs of your own, and taking greater satisfaction as you turn them into jewelry you can be proud to wear or sell. - Merle White, Editorial Director, Interweave Jewelry Group


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J.A. Isaacs wrote
on 21 Dec 2012 10:42 PM
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