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Art of Jewellery Design (Jewellery) Liz
Olver : a creative guide to designing jewellery, written by experienced
jewellery maker, Liz Olver.
& Silversmithing Techniques Carles Codina
: Codina discusses such topics as how to go about designing a piece
of jewellery; how to implement the design; photographing work; making
mixed media pieces; and how to achieve special techniques such as
different texture surfaces and filigree.
Creative Cash: How to Profit from Your Special Artistry, Creativity,
Hand Skills, and Related Know-How Barbara Brabec
: this book is for both the serious maker looking to become a full-time
professional, and the craft hobbyist who would like to earn a little
extra money from their artistic skills. get creative - get cash!
The Beginner's Guide William Wheeler, Charles
H. Hayward : a rundown on tools and equipment, and instructions
for handling the tools and the "how-to's of carving in-the-round,
relief, panelling, moulding, and edgings, finishing with project
patterns, gilding techniques and a discussion of the types of wood
most suitable for carving..."
Art of Inlay: Contemporary Design and Technique Larry
Robinson : Showcases the intricate art of inlay and offers a hands-on
guide to materials, tools, and techniques.
Manuals: Jewellery (Two-in-one Manuals) Madeline
Coles : This manual for making jewellery has die-cut pages that
split the book into two separate halves, so that the reader can
refer to the techniques section whilst working on one of the featured
projects. It also includes a glossary of terms and a section on
health and safety.
and Making Jewellery Sarah Macrae : a useful
handbook for anyone interested in jewellery whether as a professional
studio jeweller or as a recreational activity.
Art of Rubber Stamping Suze Weinberg : "If
youre ready to take your passion for rubber stamping to the
next level and crave a new challenge, try these innovative techniques"
exciting and new ways of creating art with your rubber stamps!
for Profit (Rev Edition) Brabec B : this revised edition
of Handmade for Profit, includes "all the information you need
to get started selling at the retail level and keep growing..."
this updated edition also includes important information on how
to sell your work on the web...
Encyclopedia of Quilting and Patchwork Techniques Katharine
Guerrier : A unique visual directory of quilting techniques, plus
an inspirational gallery of classic quilts. Covers a range of styles
Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment That Glitters Victoria
to Sell What You Make: The Business of Marketing Crafts Paul
Gerhards : "Offers advice on marketing hand-made products,
including tips on setting up a business and strategies for selling
at trade shows, fairs, and galleries"
Making and Design: An Illustrated Textbook for Teachers, Students
of Design and Craft Workers Rose; Cirino : advice
on both making and designing jewellery
Working with Precious Metal Clay (Jewellery) Tim
McCreight : Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a material for jewellers
and craft people which is as easy to manipulate as polymer clay,
but when it is fired, the resulting object is 99.9% solid silver.
This book describes how to work with PMC, including firing and finishing,
and includes a set of projects.
Handbooks: Rings (Jewellery) Jinks McGrath :
A practical jewellery handbook which looks at the history and significance
of rings and then guides the reader through a series of step-by-step
You Need to Know About Rubber Stamping Maggie
Wright : How to get the best out of your rubber stamps!
Card Magic with Rubber Stamps MaryJo McGraw :
Exciting projects for making your own greeting card designs with
Gifts with Rubber Stamps Sandra McCall : Make
unique, expressive gifts with rubber stamps in combination with
mixed media such as polymer clay, shrink plastic, handmade paper
and more... projects which explore a range of techniques, complete
with stunning examples, guidelines for crafting greeting cards,
books, boxes, portfolios, jewellery and more, along with valuable
advice on: embossing, masking and eraser carving; mono printing,
ink blown back grounds, bleeding marker tissure, faux marbling,
plastic wrap and rubbings; shadow boxes, scratch art, shrink art,
beads, clay works, fabric scraps and wearable art; basic tools and
Rubber Stamping Ritchie J : covers a range of
Decoration Kit : Make Your Own Design with Rubber Stamps Jim
Paul : "This Celtic decoration kit is designed to add flair
to letters, notes and messages, to embellish drawings or pictures,
or frame them with a border. It includes: 18 rubber stamps showing
knots, spirals, interlaced borders and animal designs; an ink pad
for all kinds of paper or card; a booklet, "The Celtic World",
describing the lives of the people who created these patterns, their
favourite motifs, their gods, their calendar and the sacred order
of the druids."
The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing (Singer Sewing Reference Library) Creative
Publishing : an excellent pictorial guide which includes step-by-step
instructions for sewing basics such as making perfect seams, putting
in zippers and cutting fabrics, as well as ideas for home decorating
Practical Blacksmith Metalwork Blandford
Tradition and Technology William Cumpiano, Jonathan
Natelson, Clyde Herlitz : comprehensive step by step instruction
for building classical and steel string guitars
Making: A Practical Guide Juliet Barker : "With
nearly 200 illustrations, clear step-by-step instruction and a minimum
of necessary tools, this book leads both amateurs and skilled woodworkers
through the delicate and precise techniques, and brings the art
of violin making within the reach of all."
Art of Violin Making Roy Courtnall, Chris Johnson,
Adrian Lucas (Illustrator) : a major new work for the craftsman,
bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for
the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference.
Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making Bart
Hopkin : An extensively-illustrated, detailed encyclopedic guide
and resource to musical instrument design theory and construction
for both the novice and the experienced builder.
Art of Jewelry Making Alan Revere
and Woodcarving E.J. Tangerman
Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line
Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round and Bird Carving Charles
Beiderman, William Johnston
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