The Jeweler's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials

By Brandon Holschuh

Master the artwork and craft of steel jewellery making on your own residence studio!

Great jewellery is unique, well-designed, and -- with the proper instruments -- might be created at domestic via the aspiring artist.  The Jeweler's Studio instruction manual guides you thru the method of equipping your individual jewellery studio and teaches you the ideas that may have you ever crafting specific steel jewellery in no time.

Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you thru making plans your paintings house, identifying instruments and fabrics, getting to know simple metalwork strategies, and utilizing your new abilities to 20 unique pieces.  moreover, The Jeweler's Studio guide encourages novel layout, reliable association and fearless experimentation, making sure it is going to stay a useful source for jewellery artists for years to come.

• invitations you into the realm of the house jewellery artist, from workbench to gallery
• Teaches basic jewelry-making options -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and extra -- in full-color photographs
• Illustrates the stairs for crafting twenty appealing items of metalwork jewellery, together with jewelry, bracelets, jewelry, and pendants
• beneficial properties gallery-quality jewellery from dozens of contributing artists

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The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line

By Kari Chapin

Turn your craft right into a profitable company! Even the main specialist crafters might locate it tough to industry and promote their wares, yet with Kari Chapin you've gotten an skilled advisor at your part. discover ways to ensure your fee of products, set costs, determine the contest, and comprehend the bits and bobs of wholesale and retail revenues. discover some of the revenues venues on hand, together with self sustaining craft festivals, websites equivalent to Etsy, and conventional shops, and learn how to maximize your visibility and revenues in every one. are looking to commence your individual web site? Chapin indicates you ways to sort and prop your crafts for images and explains how the preferred net marketplaces function. You’ll locate every thing you must flip your expertise into profits.

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Cool Kids Crochet: Complete Instructions for 8 Projects

Your baby would be the coolest child at the block! Cool children Crochet helps artful mom and dad create stylish items for his or her childrens. This tutorial crochet ebook deals 8 enjoyable styles that your children will like to put on, together with Sideways Sweater, chilly ground Slipper Socks, Chunky Hat and shawl, So gentle Mittens, Raglan Crewneck Sweater, Visor Beanie, Tweener Cropped Jacket, and brilliant shades Backpack. each one e-book contains an abbreviations part on the front.

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Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet

By Ana Paula Rimoli

Get "hooked" into the quirky global of Amigurumi! Crochet those irresistibly lovable creatures--today's coolest craze in crochet.

  • Over 20 initiatives are tremendous hip and large speedy to make-- you would like merely simple crochet talents and small quantities of yarn
  • Funky designs comprise mommy and child owls, hedgehogs, and penguins, plus foolish crocheted treats like cupcakes and ice-cream cones
  • Find whole directions for crocheting designs and including facial expression and different embellishments

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Boutique Knits: 20+ Must-Have Accessories

By Laura Irwin

With Boutique Knits, you can also make your personal knockout components. in the event you love exhibiting your own sort with the "it" purse, funky shawl, or the hat that makes heads flip, then this e-book is for you.

Author Laura Irwin designs knitted add-ons for the trendsetting indie clothier type boutique Seaplane in Portland, Oregon, and is very identified for her felted hats and classy luggage. In Boutique Knits, Laura provides designs for knitted add-ons that stand proud of the crowd.

Boutique Knits includes:

styles that disguise various knitting ideas in various levels, together with felting, intarsia, reasonable Isle, lacework, and cables
suggestion on incorporating non-knitting instruments and strategies to remodel your knitting to accomplish that exceptional boutique believe: pliers, hammers, a stitching computer, use of millinery thoughts, and handsewing techniques.
distinct adornment idea, reminiscent of buckles and bolts borrowed from leatherwork shut an intricately cabled belt, a series deal with finishes a felted bag with circle wallet, leather-based lacing clothes up a knitted bag, and grommets end a half-felted handbag.
thought from classic lace, beads, ribbon, and fabric-covered buttons!
Knitting and felting thoughts to create results like ruffles, shibori-style pleats, and shrewdpermanent shaping.
And extra!

This choice of smooth, fashionable styles will motivate starting and intermediate knitters with its unusual suggestions and fabrics. remodel your knitting with Boutique Knits!

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A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects

By Mr. Kate

In this pretty paperback variation that includes French flaps, highly renowned way of life blogger, YouTube famous person, and fashion designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) deals a beautiful selection of step by step own sort and residential projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious tales and anecdotes.

Do you dream of discovering how one can infuse home made tasks into each element of your lifestyles and feature enjoyable doing it? From the quirky character at the back of the Mr. Kate model comes a not-so-average DIY way of life ebook that would make your desires of making exact how-to tasks develop into reality.

Filled with 50 precise and approachable initiatives, in addition to hysterical, unfiltered tales from Mr. Kate’s loopy existence, A scorching Glue Gun Mess will convey how lifestyles can encourage paintings. transforming into up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mom, Kate Albrecht had a adolescence that was once something yet common. From how her first interval stimulated her to develop into an artist to how her friendship with a luxurious hooker inspired DIY good looks items, Mr. Kate’s tales are bizarre, impressive, own, inspiring, and downright hilarious.

Her love of self-expression encouraged Mr. Kate to create her personal DIY existence and a social media platform to connect to younger women all over the place. Her tasks contain sort, domestic layout, and wonder, together with DIY nail artwork strategies, upcycled initiatives to your outdated denims , and watercolor curtains. You don’t need to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or professional at something to get pleasure from those tasks, all of that are potential in below hours and require a minimum variety of provides. Now you, too, can turn into a DIY diva!

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1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains

By Sandra Salamony

A visible catalog for jewellery, bead artists and crafters who will have fun with the chance to have such a lot of rules at their fingertips to encourage their very own projects

This e-book often is the moment quantity of Quarry's 1,000 series-an eye candy-laden follow-up to the very profitable 1,000 Artist buying and selling Cards (Quarry, Spring 2007).

A exhibit of attractive jewellery bits and items, "bling" and gildings, will feed the inventive appetites of crafters and jewellery makers all over the place. This moment craft assortment will provide colour, sparkle, texture, measurement, and shrewdpermanent, artistic use of fabrics. One piece of bijou may need a number of attractions to be highlighted: an vintage clasp, textured lampwork beads, and complicated knots.

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Inca Knits: Designs Inspired by South American Traditions

By Marianne Isager

Incorporating the colourful type of historic Incan knitting with a nod to modern traits, this new number of knitwear designs gains 25 clothing that convey the colourful and geometric motifs of the South American culture to the twenty first century. via innovatively combining knit-and-purl ideas in light-weight yarns, the beautiful colours, stripes, and zigzags of South American styles are complemented by means of refined textures. the entire featured tasks are appropriate for any intermediate knitter, with directions and charts for every development in addition to a word list to explain numerous knitting ideas. past its educational function, this advisor additionally directs knitters to discover concept for his or her personal designs by way of studying the panorama, flora and fauna, and pottery of the excessive Andes.

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