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
Thursday, September 27, 2012
SHRINK! SHRANK! SHRUNK! by KATHY SHELDON
SHRINK! SHRANK! SHRUNK by KATHY SHELDON MAKE STYLISH SHRINK PLASTIC JEWELRY
SHRINK! SHRANK! SHRUNK! by Kathy Sheldon co-author of FA LA LA LA FELT Published by LARK CRAFTS/ STERLING Publishing Co. 128 page paperback book $21.95 ISBN 978-1-4547-0349-5 facebook.com/LarkJewelryBeading
Kathy Sheldon is author of and development editor for Many gardening, outdoor living, and craft books, including CRAFT HOPE, FA LA LA LA FELT and HEART FELT HOLIDAY. She is a jewelry editor at LARK CRAFTS in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her website. shrinkshrankshrunk.com for more shrink plastic jewelry projects, graphics , and techniques.
You will find more than 30 fun, cool, and gorgeous and inspiring projects with bonus doodles from AIMEE RAY to trace or print onto your shrink plastic jewelry. Starting on page 10 Kathy covers shrink plastic basics. What is shrink plastic. Is it safe. Then shrink plastic materials and tools. Tools and materials for drawing and coloring. Then she moves on to Baking equipment, jewelry pliers and wire cutters, and findings. She then talks about shrink plastic techniques. How to shrink the plastic, sanding the plastic, decorating shrink plastic before baking, cutting and punching shrink plastic, baking the shrink plastic or shrinking with a heat gun, sealing the project, printing on shrink plastic, shaping shrink plastic, fusing, adding jump rings, making simple loop, and making a wrapped loop.
Then the projects begin. 30 fun informative projects with step by step instructions. The fun doesn't stop there, on pages 110-124 you receive shrink plastic templates. On pages 125-127 Kathy talks about the contributing designers.
This is such a colorful fun book with adorable projects. It would be fun projects for mother and daughter to do together. The inventor of Shrinky Dinks, Betty J. Morris, had this to say and I quote "SHRINK! SHRANK! SHRUNK! provides all kinds of creative jewelry from shrink plastic that everyone will enjoy making and sharing!"
Such a delightful book and would make a fantastic addition to your crafting library. Please enjoy the pictures below taken from this publication.
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......