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Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components (Paperback)


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Give new life to your jewelry designs by using common jewelry findings in surprising ways.

Readers will enjoy this book as it takes a completely new approach to working with jewelry 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.

Author Michelle Mach offers a thorough overview of the many different jewelry findings available, essential tools, and other materials, such as beads, wire, and cords and ribbons. Tips for modifying purchased findings with patinas, beads, hammering, painting, and other jewelry making techniques are also provided. Fifty jewelry projects showcase one or more findings used in a new or unusual way. The designs include necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry. Basic jewelry making techniques, such as stringing, simple wirework, and basic metalwork, are also covered along with a thorough list of resources.

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.

Praise For…

"The focus is truly original. The reader is presented with a terrific way to learn a new jewelry style. The author shares her knowledge concerning how to make all sorts of jewelry components from the findings you might have in your jewelry collection. There are fifty projects to linger over and enjoy as you learn." --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

"Michelle Mach's new book, Unexpected Findings, via Interweave/F+W, is the perfect book for people who want to change up the way traditional findings such as clasps, bead caps, fold-over clasps, and bails. There are over 50 projects from Michelle and a cadre of designers such as Barb Switzer, Erin Prais-Hintz, and Erin Strother, to name just a few. With 143 pages, there will be something for virtually every level of jewelry designer." --Pretty Things

"I can guarantee that many of your favorite designers contributed to this fun volume by Michelle Mach. Unexpected Findings, published by Interweave, features more than 50 projects that all rely on one or more of the great new findings available today." --Beading Arts

"This book certainly helps you look at findings in a whole new light and perhaps lead you onto some really unique designs." --The Beading Gem's Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781620336007
ISBN-10: 1620336006
Publisher: Interweave
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2014
Pages: 144
Language: English