Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY......BYE FOR NOW, JACQUELINE MARCHANT
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
MAKING FABRIC JEWELRY by Marthe Le Van
MAKING FABRIC JEWELRY
Author,Marthe Le Van is a jewelry, metals, and beading editor for Lark Crafts. She has written, edited, juried or curated more than 60 books. Some of her publications are 21st CENTURY JEWELRY, RING A DAY, and 30-MINUTE RINGS. Marthe has also edited all jewelry books in Lark's popular "500" series and curated 500 WEDDING RINGS and MASTER: GOLD. She is a member of the Art Jewelry Forum and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
This 144 page paperback publication contains 20+ PROJECTS to Stitch, Fold, and Wear.
I have loads of scraps and bits and baubles and as I read through this book I found myself daydreaming which scraps I could use for this project and which one for that project. I even came up with a few ideas of my own I want to experiment with so I gained great inspiration from this book also.
On page 8 you receive the Basics:
Materials matters: This section Covers the types of materials you'll use for the projects in this book.
Sewing gear: This sections will give you a list of items you will need in a basic tool kit.
Get Stitching: Covers forming stitches, seaming, ironing, tying knots and working with fusible interfacing.
Finding Your Findings: Here you will find a list of all the components needed to keep your piece of jewelry together.
Tools For Jewels: This section helps you know what tools are needed to complete your projects.
Tiny Shiny Things: Here you will find a vast array of embellishments that makes the jewelry designs in this book entirely unique and captivating.
The first project starts on page 38 and runs through to the last project ending on page 140. On pages 140-143 You are treated to a section about the designers. You will receive each name and their accomplishments. Some of the designers even give their online websites.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful pictures of some of the projects in this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and my hats off to Marthe , you did it again girl, nice job.
Well I am married to a wonderful man. I love designing jewelry. I have been a jewelry artisan for over ten years now.
I also have a great love for animals...Right now I have a 16 year old boston terrier and three boxers. I am also starting this blog site with loads of my jewelry designs and tutorials I have come across in my search to learn and improve on my craft. I would love to hear from fellow beaders. Thanks for stopping by......