Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components

Get ready to look at jewelry findings in completely different ways! Join author Michelle Mach and explore fashionable jewelry designs that use findings in new and innovative ways.
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Get ready to look at jewelry findings in a whole new way!

Uncover unexpected and stylish ways to showcase jewelry findings as centerpieces in a variety of inspiring jewelry projects in Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components, a must-have book by Michelle Mach.

Together with ten of the jewelry community's most popular designers - Lorelei Eurto, Jamie Hogsett, Denise Yezbak Moore, Erin Prais-Hintz, Molly Schaller, Erin Siegel, Erin Strother, Barb Switzer, Andrew Thorton and Cindy Wimmer - Michelle takes a nontraditional look at everyday jewelry findings and discovers creative, innovative ways to use them. As you flip through the more than 50 projects in Unexpected Findings, you're sure to say, "That's so clever!" time and again. You'll learn how bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more. Glean great tips for modifying commercial findings with patinas, beads, hammering, and painting too. Designs include necklaces, bracelet, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry.

No matter your skill level, you'll fall in love with uncovering new ways to use these often overlooked elements. Leather, buttons, filigree, eye pins, washers, and other components can easily become fashionable jewelry designs with basic jewelry making techniques like stringing, wirework and basic metalsmithing.

With Unexpected Findings, you'll never look at jewelry findings the same way again! The possibilities are endless.



SKU: 14BD04-EP7496-GROUPED

Author/Speaker/Editor: Michelle Mach

File Type: PDF

Format: Book

ISBN 13: 9781620336007

Number Of Pages: 128

SKU: 14BD04-EP7496-GROUPED

Author/Speaker/Editor: Michelle Mach

File Type: PDF

Format: Book

ISBN 13: 9781620336007

Number Of Pages: 128

Customer Reviews

Great Reward Review by tracey
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I got this earlier then expected. I could hardly wait to get done my work for the day and start thumbing through this book. Well it was well past 2a.m. And I'm still browsing. I highly recommend this book, full of Great ideas, very inspiring. Sometimes you just need a kick start to get you motivated. This book definitely does it for me!

(Posted on 10/1/2014)

(Posted on 10/1/2014)

Wonderful Book Full of Great Projects Review by Ann S.
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I was lucky enough to get in on the ebook/paperback bundle deal. I love those. So even though at this moment the paper book is on pre-order, I have already seen it because I got the ebook right away. This book is chock-full (I started going through it yesterday and ran out of time and had to finish today!) There are projects from some of my favorite artists and some new favorites as well! There are many clever ways of using various jewelry findings. Each project is something I would want to make in and of itself, but they all also got me thinking about design ideas and provided a lot of great inspiration.

There is all kinds of information from basic things I already know to other things that may be basic for some but are new to me even though I've been making jewelry for a while. This book is great for those new to jewelry making as well as more seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration. Great pictures as always from Interweave books. Highly recommended!

(Posted on 9/22/2014)

(Posted on 9/22/2014)

Brilliant and Beautiful! Review by JV
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I love the way Michelle and co. have thrown the "jewelry findings" rule book right out the window with this one. You'll find yourself looking at the projects in this book and saying to yourself, "I never would have thought of that!" The projects in this book are all highly wearable, and that's really what it's all about, isn't it? Time to tackle that huge stash of jewelry findings and make some jewelry!

(Posted on 9/22/2014)

(Posted on 9/22/2014)

A Fantastic and Mesmerizing collection of CLEVER! Review by L.E.
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Clever is an understatement. I kept flipping pages, this is my favorite. Next page. NO! THIS IS MY FAVORITE! and the next page, WOW! DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE!! I loved every project and am so proud of Michelle and all of the contributors. Definitely going to be referring to this one often, for inspiration! I had no idea the creativity behind such common findings, like bails. Erin Siegel uses them as focal charms on a really fantastic necklace design. And Sliding tube clasps - where Jamie Hogsett created a necklace/bracelet convertible piece. BRILLIANT. I loved that there was a nice balance between expensive artisan beads, and more affordable stones and glass. If this book doesn't inspire you to create jewelry that is completely inspired by the components you're using, I don't know what would.

(Posted on 7/18/2014)

(Posted on 7/18/2014)