Enchanted Adornments eBook: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal Clay, Resin & More

With the easy-to-download Enchanted Adornments eBook, you’ll enter the fantasy fairytale world of Green Girl Studios, where every charm has a story and each piece of jewelry is filled with magic.
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With the easy-to-download Enchanted Adornments eBook, you’ll enter the fantasy fairytale world of Green Girl Studios, where every charm has a story and each piece of jewelry is filled with magic.

Jewelry artist Cynthia Thornton combines her love of storytelling with a wide variety of innovative jewelry techniques in this book meant to teach unexpected ways to create unique pieces infused with personal meaning.

Presented in the style of an artist's journal, the book includes watercolor illustrations and enchanting design sketches by the author and is richly infused with quotes, tips, and tricks.

  • Discover the secrets behind new and innovative techniques for creating mixed-media jewelry with resin, PMC, polymer clay, wire, and more
  • Learn Cynthia's signature techniques for mold-making and stone setting, bead making with polymer clay and PMC, and creating your own custom jewelry components from resin pendants to PMC clasps
  • All basic techniques are accompanied by step-by-step photography

With this exciting eBook, challenge yourself with creating the 20+ projects ranging from delightfully simple to exquisitely ornate. Along the way you'll gain valuable insight into Cynthia's design process for giving each piece of jewelry its own magic. Each project features its own fairytale introduction and project instructions are illustrated by Cynthia.

Table of Contents
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I
The Basics: Finding & Harnessing Inspiration
Inspiration

Part II
Essentials: Understanding the Properties of Wire, Polymer Clay, Precious Metal Clay, Resin & More
Wire
Polymer Clay
Precious Metal Clay
Texturing Clay
Molds
Resin

Part III
Every Charm Has a Story: Create the Jewelry of an Artist Traveling to Faraway & Mystical Places
Studded Stones Bracelet
Antonia’s Pendant
Petal Cascade
Owl Ojime Necklace
Sculptural Scrimshaw Collar
Window of the Heart Bezel Pendant
Woodland Wings Necklace
Sunset Baubles Necklace
Luelle’s Corsage Cuff
The Nixie’s Necklace
Dogwood Necklace
Time + Memory Necklace
Riverbed Rings
Urban Faery Earrings
Lila’s Garden Necklace
Tidepool Treasures
Melusine’s Gift Bracelet
Rainfall Necklace
Magpie Pendant
Mirabelle’s Locket

Part IV
Inspiration Gallery: More Wonderful Jewelry from a Pool of Talented Mixed-Media Jewelry Artists
Troubleshooting
Resources
Gallery Contributors
About the Author
Index
Preview
About the Author

Cynthia Thornton and her husband, Greg Ogden, started Green Girl Studio in 1997. They attend over 35 bead shows a year. With over 100 designs, they sell beads all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. They live in Asheville, North Carolina.

Details
'The names alone seduce (so, too, the finished designs).'--Booklist

'You have never seen a design and inspiration book like this one.'--Upper Midwest Bead Society Newsletter
 

'Exquisite... this book is packed with techniques, ideas and absolutely stunning jewelry pieces. If you love fantasy and magic, you'll love this book. If you love narrative design, you'll love this book. If you're looking for new tricks for your mixed media skill set, you'll love this book. I highly, highly recommend this book for every jewelry designer's library. It truly is enchanting.'--Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter Blogspot


SKU: EP3815

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cynthia Thornton

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685079

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