Elements of Style: Creating Jewelry with Wire, Fiber, Felt and Beads
Make wearable pieces of art with easy to find materials, clever techniques, and the unique designs ideas in Elements of Style. It's all about the mix in this creative approach to making fabulous jewelry. These twenty-five modern wire, bead, and fiber jewelry designs using knit, crochet, and felting techniques will appeal to jewelry makers of all levels. Get familiar with materials, tools, and techniques-crafters will use basic wireworking, beading, knitting and crochet for most projects. Crochet or knit silver or copper wire and mix it with contrasting beads and metal findings. Knit or crochet thin textured yarns, such as linen, hemp, or unique fiber blends to create wire-framed beads, fiber hoop earrings, or an elegant scarf necklace. Or use a variety of felting techniques to create wire-caged beads, wide-cuff bracelets, rope necklaces, and more. Special technique sidebars and tip boxes throughout the book ensure success with every project. The delicate scale of projects makes them a great way to use up small amounts of fiber, beads, and wire from your stash. With projects ranging from Crochet Granny Square earrings to a Scribble Lace Choker to a Knitted Tube Necklace, you'll have lots of clever designs to choose from featuring a variety of beads and fibers.