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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Description

You'll love this if:

  • You're on the hunt for fashionable jewelry that has a different approach.
  • You want to mix up your jewelry designs by adding fun elements.
  • You're looking for inspiration for wearable accessories perfect for every skill level.

Rethink your Findings

Give new life to your jewelry stash in new and unexpected ways!

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

Fall in love with this book that takes a completely new approach to working with findings by focusing on nontraditional uses for them: bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more. From clasps and bails to jump rings and other connectors, see fun artistic finding options for every use. Then, start incorporating these findings in stylish jewelry! Explore 50 projects that showcase one or more findings in new or unusual ways for stylish bracelet, necklace, and earring designs.

Order your copy of this ultimate beading technique book today to:

  • Uncover new ways to make jewelry with fun finding additions.
  • Create inspired jewelry that puts the spotlight on often overlooked elements, including leather, buttons, filigree, eye pins, washers, and other components in exciting, fashionable jewelry designs.
  • Be inspired – with step-by-step directions and artist variations, get the look you want without any frustration.
  • Get must-have tips for modifying purchased findings by adding patinas, beads, hammering, painting, and other techniques.
  • Learn basic jewelry making techniques, such as stringing, simple wirework, and basic metalwork in exciting ways relevant to the beginning jewelry maker and veteran alike.
  • Plus so much more!

About the Author:

Michelle Mach loves creating whimsical jewelry with a mix of textures, shapes, and colors. The founding editor of the popular online community Beading Daily, she now works as a freelance editor. More than 100 of her original designs have appeared in numerous magazines. She sells her jewelry online and at selected U.S. galleries and shops and resides in Colorado.

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

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)