The Art of Forgotten Things eBook: Creating Jewelry from Objects with A Past

In this dazzling eBook, you'll explore a treasure trove of vintage objects and learn to re-make them into beautiful, exquisitely detailed pieces that tell their own story.

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Instantly discover a masterpiece that gives new life to found objects in The Art of Forgotten Things eBook. Imagine necklaces and bracelets using one-of-a-kind components that hint at fragments of stories that exist only in the mind, evoking a mysterious past. Author Melanie Doerman will teach you how to take exquisite mementoes from history and make them into meaningful works of wearable art.

The Art of Forgotten Things eBook offers a brilliant new take on expressing your story within a jewelry design. Melanie shows how to create delicate beaded frames, clasps, nets, and components with seed beads and combine them with mixed-media elements for jewelry with an evocative look and feel. You’ll also find an extensive techniques section that includes instructions for flat and tubular peyote, right-angle weave, bead netting, bead embroidery, and picot edges and fringes; basic jewelry techniques such as wire wrapping; mixed-media techniques such as foiling; and additional embellishment. Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for each project.

You'll learn about various types of beads used in the book’s projects, from tiny seed beads to crystals, pressed glass, pearls, and more, as well as other materials, tools, and "treasures" that make each creation unique.

In addition, Melanie explores using readily available materials and items that you might already have in your collection, along with directions for locating more unusual or vintage items. The Art of Forgotten Things eBook is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for all imaginative jewelry artists.

SKU: EP5605

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melanie Doerman

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330814

Table of Contents

Tools, Materials, and Treasures

Peyote Stitch
-Odd-Count Flat Peyote Stitch
-Decrease in Odd-Count Peyote Stitch
-Picot Edge on Peyote Stitch
-Zippering Flat Peyote Stitch into a Tube
-Even-Count Tubular Peyote Stitch
-Increase in Tubular Peyote Stitch
-Decrease in Tubular Peyote Stitch
-Stitch in the Ditch

Right-Angle Weave
-Right-Angle Weave and Embellishment
-Join Peyote Stitch to Right-Angle Weave

Additional Stitches
-Ladder Stitch
-Beaded Fringe
-Tubular Netting
-Spiral Robe

Wire and Mixed Media
-Basic Wire Wrap
-Cranky Wrap
-Opening and Closing a Jump Ring
-Sewing Snaps to Beadwork

Beaded Components
-Beaded Thimble
-Beaded Cabochon with Backstitch
-Ribbon Link
-Ribbon Strap Clasp

-Tales from the Attic
-The Story Pendant
-Sunset Boulevard
-Memory Keeper
-Dream Vessel
-Alter Ego
-Washed Ashore
-Fairy Shrine
-An Extra Pair of Hands
-Witch's Enchantment

-La Noblesse
-Norwegian Summer
-Southern Belle

Technique Terminology
Telling a Story
Setting Up a Creative Space
Keeping a Journal

Recommended Reading

About the Author

Melanie Doerman was a beloved member of the beading and mixed-media jewelry community for many years. A popular workshop teacher and a frequent contributor to Beadwork and Belle Armoire Jewelry magazines, she lived in California with her husband Asbjorn. The Art of Forgotten Things was Melanie's first book.

SKU: EP5605

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melanie Doerman

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330814

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