Explore a rustic approach to making beautiful jewelry with exciting surface effects. Rustic Wrappings is packed with over 24 wire and art bead jewelry projects and reveals the surprisingly artistic effects of applying items such as salt, vinegar, bleach, sawdust, potato chips, or baking soda to your copper, silver, brass and steel wire projectshigh-end effects with low-tech techniques. Achieving these innovative effects using household products will not only inspire jewelry makers but mixed-media artists as well.
Advance your technique skills when you learn how to use patinas to add rustic, weathered effects, create unique and natural-looking color combinations, and use metal wire to embroider designs on metal jewelry pieces. Beginners will benefit from detailed technique instruction, while skilled designers will enjoy the introduction to more advanced techniques.
With tons of information on customizing effects for unique metal finishes, Rustic Wrappings will teach you to re-imagine your wirework jewelry projects and create fresh designs that showcase your new skill sets.
Praise for Kerry Bogert's previous title, "Totally Twisted"
About.com Reader's Choice Award Winner for Best Beading Book of 2011.
"I haven't done any jewelry-making, but I'm confident that I could tackle the projects in this book after reading the how-tos in the opening chapters." - "Canadian Living"
"Takes you on an amazing step-by-step journey for learning to combine interesting wirework with the beauty of colorful lampwork beads." -- "The Detroit News"
"This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. The clear instructions and excellent photography make recreating these designs a snap." -- "Monsters and Critics.com"
"Many of the methods she uses may be familiar to most of us but she has her own 'twist' on how to approach them. Kerry Bogert's book is a testament to her obvious belief in experimenting and having fun while doing it." -- "About.com Guide to Jewelry Making"
"Kerry has a natural eye for color but understands not everyone does. The photos throughout the book are fantastic and the explanation is clear, just like Kerry is sitting next to you." -- "CraftGossip.com"
"Kerry's book has been such a helpful resource...I think you'll find that too. From simple things like reminding us to file the flush-cut ends of wire, to challenging us with advanced wire techniques-there really is something for everyone in this book!" -- "Sweet Bead Studio"
"This book is delightful to view and filled with interesting new techniques and meticulous approaches to the familiar...this is one of those books you'll want to have in your studio to keep referencing. It's a fun read too." -- "The Impatient Crafter"
"I highly recommend it!" -- "Heather Powers, founder and editor, Art Bead Scene"
|Covers basic and specialty tools used in the projects through out the book.|
|Working with Alternative Metal Wires|
|Covers details of working with various metal wires, their properties and qualities, and tips for creating desired looks with them.|
|Copper (including anodized colored copper)|
|Covers a wide range of techniques that are used in the construction of the projects, and specific techniques needed are referenced at the start of each project.|
|Chunky wrapped loops|
|Linking wrapped loops|
|Forming open and closed spirals|
|Head pins: easy, shaped, spiral, drawn bead|
|Fabricating findings: jump rings, clasps ("s", hook, 2-toggle styles), earwires (fish hook, freeform, french, hoops)|
|Most wire-workers and beaders are familiar with using liver or sulfur to create an aged patina to their designs. But there are so many other unique color finishes that can be achieved with alternative metals. This section explores those options.|
|Traditional liver of sulfur patina and prefinished wires|
|Ammonia and salt-water patina (blue finish)|
|Vinegar and salt-water patina, aka The Potato Chip Patina! (green finish)|
|Vinegar and wood chip patina (green finish)|
|Heat (red finish)|
|Alcohol inks (multi-colors)|
|Exploring Rustic Color|
|This section traverses the ins and outs of creating color combinations with a nature-inspired, rustic feel, while still being creative and modern.|
|Neutrals, browns, and whites (Earth/Winter)|
|Hot reds, oranges, and yellow (Fire/Sunsets/Summer)|
|Blues and greens (Water)|
|Jewel tones (Fall)|
|Black, white, ivory, and silver (Wind/Night Sky)|
|Wire Embroidery Tips & Techniques|
|Something completely new to wire-workers and an important aspect of this book will be wire embroidery. In this section, readers learn techniques for using wire to embroider on metal, as well as a glossary of basic embroidery stitches.|
|Sketching the design|
|Laying out the punches|
|How to use wire like a needle and thread|
|Basic embroidery stitches|
|25 Step-by-Step Projects|
|Brief bios of the contributing glass artist shown in the projects.|
|Glossary of Terms|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 21st August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 21.8 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.437