Make wearable pieces of art with the clever techniques and unique designs ideas in Elements of Style. It's all about the mix in this creative approach to making fabulous jewelry.
These seventeen modern wire, bead, and fiber jewelry designs using knit, crochet, and felting techniques will appeal to jewelry makers of all levels. Get familiar with materials, tools, and techniques-crafters will use basic wireworking, beading, knitting and crochet for most projects. Crochet or knit silver or copper wire and mix it with contrasting beads and metal findings. Knit or crochet thin textured yarns, such as linen, hemp, or unique fiber blends to create wire-framed beads, fiber hoop earrings, or an elegant scarf necklace. Or use a variety of felting techniques to create wire-caged beads, wide-cuff bracelets, rope necklaces, and more. Special technique sidebars and tip boxes throughout the book ensure success with every project. The delicate scale of projects makes them a great way to use up small amounts of fiber, beads, and wire from your stash. With projects ranging from a Felted Rings Cuff and Framed Beads Bracelet to a Knitted Tube Necklace, you'll have lots of clever designs to choose from featuring a variety of beads and fibers.
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"Make wearable pieces of art... this new book gives you a fresh take on jewelry making."-Knitting News
"This book is all about jewelry–knitted and crocheted jewelry. And almost without exception, I love just about everything in here."-KnittingScholar.com
"Rosemary Hill will teach you how to create stunningly beautiful knitted, crocheted and felted jewelry."-Anchorage Daily News
"With beautiful photographs and comprehensive descriptions of all the techniques and materials used in the book, you can't go wrong... you will be making pieces you will be proud to wear."-Knitty.com