Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colors, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a "studio" space, and use household materials to save money. Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. Try it” and Fix it” panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.
Indhold: Easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques, photography and illustrations. Professional quick fixes and solutions for commonly encountred problems. Advice on what to buy and how to use the tools and materials - from stained glass to pebbles, shells aand beads. Tips on design - finding ideas, order of work and adding eye-catching details - as well as handy templates to allow you to create stilish mosaics straight away.
This title packs in the combined wisdom of two writer-educators who are consumate problem-solvers when it comes to jewellery making. Together they show the reader how to fix common screw-ups, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiar methods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps.
Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and more Want to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition of Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides the easy-to-understand information that makes it easy. Updated information on getting started and setting up the necessities of a jewelry maker's workshop New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creations Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap bracelets Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someone's rights New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning your hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through Etsy.com, blogs, and social media sites From attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and more With hundreds of detailed photos—now featured in full-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies is the ideal resource you'll turn to again and again to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.
Learn, Sell, Teach From the novice beader who is just learning to string a bracelet to the experienced jewelry-maker who is already out selling and teaching the art to others, everyone can find something to love on the pages within. Experienced jewelry designers Susan Ray and Sue Wilke walk you through the basics and then launch into a plethora of engaging jewelry designs for you to replicate. Along the way, they offer tips and tidbits to make your beading experience as enjoyable as possible. Featured inside: 75 projects showcasing bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, watches and miniature amulet bags 300 gorgeous full-color photographs and illustrations to accompany easy-to-follow instructions Extensive techniques section covering beading basics, necessary tools and tips on personal style, color choice and design options
Multistrand pieces can be confusing and difficult pieces to create at times…in comes Multistrand Jewelry. From the pages of Bead Style magazine, this book answers questions from readers about multistrand pieces and its challenges. We provide 26 projects with in-depth instruction, clearly detailing the steps for successfully creating multistrand bracelets and necklaces, using a wide range of materials. In addition, each project features a “Secret of Success” from the designer or editor for multistrand techniques.
Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewlery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Presents information on making bead jewelry, discussing tools, equipment, and techniques, and providing illustrated step-by-step instructions for thirty projects, including bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and earrings.