Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry 50 Designs Using Leather Ribbon and Cords

Design 50 beautiful projects that explore the growing trend of using leather, silk, and linen. A must-have for all jewelry artists!

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Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry presents fifty beautiful designs that explore the rapidly growing trend of using cords and ribbon in jewelry. Inside this colorful instruction book are clear steps for incorporating these trendy materials into designs. From basic jewelry-making techniques, including stringing, knotting, and wire wrapping, to more advanced steps, such as knotted loops and button clasps, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry is perfect for all levels of jewelry makers interested in creating beautiful, hip designs.

Artists Erin Siegel and Lorelei Eurto excel in maximizing jewelry-making possibilities using a simplicity-focused foundation—simple materials, simple techniques, affordable prices. Joined by several top designers, including Denise Yezbak Moore, Tracy Statler, and Mary Jane Dodd, this duo offers plenty of great projects and inspiration in Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry.
Table of Contents
Materials & Tools

Copper Antiquity
Vintage Glam
Triple Loop
Flying Through Hoops
Charmed Dragonfly
Sari Summer
Bohemian Wrapsody
Soul Sister
Oxford Circus
Garden Graces
Awakening Lotus
Daisy Cuff
Fly Little Bird
Witch Hazel
Peacock Boheme
The Gardener
Tidy Trimmings
Black Flowers
Beyond the Moon and Stars
My Affection
How Does Your Garden Grow
The Beach House
Flirtation Lariat
Queen Anne's Lace
Elements of Earth
Sonoran Sunset
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Ocean love
Indigo Forest
Simply Peaceful
Suede Spirals
Delicate Things
Batik Boutique
Autumnal Arrangement
Butterfly Song
Pearly Yours
Sweet Nectar
Raku Ribbon
In the Garden
Erin's Eclectic
Shimmering Pearls

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Resources (Where to Shop)
Meet the Contributors
About the Author
Lorelei Eurto runs a successful Etsy jewelry business. She has been published in Stringing, Bead Style, Bead Trends, Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry 2009 and 2010, and in the books Chain Style and Enchanted Adornments (both Interweave). She lives in upstate New York.

Erin Siegel is an accomplished jewelry designer, instructor, and ceramic bead artist. Her jewelry projects have been published in the beading magazines Stringing and Bead Trends. She lives in Massachusetts.
"The projects in this book may be bohemian-inspired, but they’re more haute than hippie.  Jewelry designers Eurto and Siegel work with ribbons and cords in their designs and the contrast between these softer materials and the beads and stones in their jewelry is a source of inspiration." — Library Journal
"So what is a “bohemian, anyway?  By the looks of this luscious book it is a woman who favors a soft, fluttery style accented with bits of silky ribbon, shiny beads and a supple leather strap or two (50 Shades fans, take note!).  All the projects incorporate unusual elements...buttons, lace scraps, ceramic letters, leather knots, braid scraps...that surprise and inspire.  The technique illustrations are both pretty and illuminating and the photography of the finished projects is both alluring and detailed enough to provide further clarification and direction to the hobbyist.  Overall, a lovely addition to a jewelry-maker’s library." – Publishers Weekly
“Beautiful photography, great techniques and a well laid-out format.  Whether you are an experienced beader, or a week-ender...this book has lots of information on beading techniques.” - Amanda Davie
“Love this book.  I seriously have pages dog-earred all over the place.  So many awesome ideas!” - Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
“Lorelei and Erin do a great job with introducing fibers in jewelry-making.  It opens up so many possibilities!  The use of fibers can help facilitate making quick projects that look stunning.” - Andrew Thornton
"The layout and the photos are really great in this book and one of my favorite things is not only do they list step-by-step instructions, but also reference the tools and techniques used in each piece." – Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
“It's fun, funky and I can't find one design I wouldn't want to wear out on a Saturday afternoon looking for antiques or sipping cafe au lait with friends." – Beth Hemmila, Hint Jewelry
“This will be an oft-referenced resource in my library.  There are enough projects in here that delight my senses and tickle my fancy that I will keep coming back for more.” – Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found: Inspiration is Everywhere
“The book design is lush and the projects are inviting!  It is always exciting to add a few new techniques to your design tool belt and there are many I am excited to try like the half-hitch knot and the half-hitch knotted loop!” - Gaea Cannaday
“A book that will have the bead world buzzing this summer!” - Heather Powers,
“One of my favorite new art books.” - Kathleen Lange Klik
“It's gorgeous (really stunning photography), inspiring and helpful!" – Keirsten Giles
“A beautiful book.” – Kristie Roeder
“The book has a ton of design ideas that will appeal to virtually everyone. Silk thread for knotting gemstones, elegant velvet ribbon for a lariat, leather in earrings...there are all kinds of things to look at and inspire you.” - Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
“Every piece looks like it stepped right out of a high end catalog for an edgy, hip boutique style store.  And the best part of all, these generous designers share their secrets for using a variety of ribbons, leathers and cords so that you, too, can create bohemian inspired jewelry for your friends and family!  Sumptuous, exotic, inspiring and lush and filled with innovative techniques, this is an absolute must have for any serious beader's library.” - Margot Potter
“The book is full of amazingly beautiful projects.” - Melanie Brooks - Earthenwood Studio
“Wonderfully unconventional jewelry designs.” - Pearl Blay - The Beading Gem's Journal
“These ladies have some serious talent wracked up between them.” - Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
“The instructions cover everything you need to know...from all the basics of using leather, ribbon, and cords, up to more advanced and complex techniques...but they are all so well explained that anyone, even a jewelry maker who's just starting out, could jump right in and be able to follow any one of the examples and get fantastic results.” - Rebekah Payne, TreeWingsStudio
“Such a look book of inspiration. Major Eye Candy!” - Sally Russick, The Studio Sublime
“The instructions are easy to follow and the best part...the designs are all easy to adapt into your own style.” - Shannon Chomanczuk
"Bohemian Inspired Jewelry is taking the beading world by storm.  I don't think it could have come at a better time.  With fabrics and textiles making their way into the beading world this past year, it’s a perfect time for a book with such great projects, rich in fabrics, colors and earthy beads, to launch this bohemian style into full gear." - Staci Smith
"I love this book...and have had fun working with some of the techniques that are expertly illustrated as far as incorporating fiber into your work." - Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
"I think you'll find this book well worth the very reasonable price!” – Susan Kennedy

SKU: 12BD01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Erin Siegel

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596684980

Customer Reviews

Love this book!!! Review by Jen Biggs

I never write reviews, but since I'm sitting around with a broken hip, thought i'd take the time. I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book which I preordered. It was worth the wait and I am so excited after doing a quick look-through. There is not one design that I don't like which is so often not the case. From a cursory review of the instructions, I think most of these designs are within my capabilities-at least when I am a little more mobile! The authors explain some techniques/tips for working with leather and ribbon that I had been experimenting with on my own without complete success. If you are a fan of this bohemian look, buy this amazing book!

(Posted on 5/4/12)