Brilliance! Masterpieces from The American Jewelry Design Council (Lark Jewelry Book)

Brilliance! Masterpieces from The American Jewelry Design Council

This sensational design book showcases America’s most gorgeous and inventive art jewelry! For over a decade, the elite invitation-only American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has sponsored an annual project: every member creates an original piece based on a given theme.  With imagination and skill, jewelers have tackled such concepts as the Mona Lisa, Wheel, Key, Puzzle, Water, Flight, Peekaboo, Sphere, Pyramid, and Secret Treasure. Each of these topics now becomes a dramatically photographed chapter, complete with illuminating introductions by renowned jewelry writers Cindy Edelstein and Frank Stankus. In addition to background information on the AJDC, and the story of the annual design event, artists’ commentaries enhance specific images. A final members’ section includes a biography, headshot, and additional jewelry images for each talented individual.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Books
  • ASIN: 1600591574

North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

North American Indian Beadwork

In these pages you'll find 73 charts for bead weaving and 12 full-page patterns for bead appliqué — all taken from authentic craftwork of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, Sauk & Fox, Winnebago, Kickapoo, Cree, Arapaho, and other Native American groups. Complete instructions are provided along with color keys for every chart and pattern.Use the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and other eye-catching accessories. You'll find the appliqué patterns are perfect for decorating leather, denim, and other fabrics. It's a great way to embellish handbags, vests, blouses, and other apparel and personal items. By following the clear step-by-step instructions in this book, even beginners can create a host of attractive beadwork projects with authentic Native American flavor.

  • ASIN: 0486288358
  • UPC: 800759288359

Making Design Stamps for Jewelry

Making Design Stamps for

Expand Your Jewelry Skills With Brad's "How To Do It" Books Common jewelry tools and techniques can be used to make customized stamping and texturing tools that add visual interest to jewelry designs or leather work. Learn the step-by-step process of selecting best steels, carving the design, hardening the steel, and tempering the completed stamp to ensure a long service life."Making Design Stamps" describes the tools to use, gives detailed examples for making several design stamps, includes sources for purchasing tool steel,describes useful shop equipment, and offers tips for saving time and achieving better quality.Many artists are reluctant to work with steel, but there are few differences as compared to copper or silver. Once learned, unique stamps or texturing tools can be created for a special application, to accent your work in a unique way, or to brand your pieces with a stamp that others cannot purchase.

  • ASIN: 098828586X

Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Value Guide)

Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest (Schiffer Book

More than 125 vivid color photographs display Indian-made wrought silver, turquoise, shell and coral jewelry brought together from the American Southwest's bright deserts, red canyon and timeless pueblos. The authors explore the diversity of this hand-crafted jewelry from historic collections as well as those available today on reservations and in shops and galleries. They explain the heritage conveyed by these distinctive products of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Rio Grande Pueblo artisans.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 0764325779

Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs

Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving

The fascinating evolution of jewelry designs by Indian artist of the American Southwest is documented in this exciting new book. Over 100 years of changing economic and cultural influences have been decisive for the designs of this jewelry. Some Traditional-style jewelry continues to be made today as it has been for centuries, while other forms date themselves to narrow ranges when certain materials, techniques, markets, and popularity influenced their designs. The concise yet highly informative text is joined with over 450 captioned, glorious color photographs of this exciting jewelry. From silver, shell, and turquoise to gold, diamonds and other exotic materials, the revolution in Southwest Indian jewelry is visually captured here. Belts, buckles, bracelets, necklaces, men's jewelry, earrings, and pins are chronologically arranged, and the jewelers of most pieces are identified with their tribal affiliations. Galleries, dealers, collectors, and other artists will appreciate this study of stunning designs.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 0887402607

The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths (The Civilization of

Probably no Native American handicrafts are more widely admired than Navajo weaving and Navajo and Pueblo silver work. This book, which is now in its third large printing, contains the most important and complete account of Indian jewelry fashioned by the Navajo, the Zuni, the Hopi, and other Pueblo peoples. "With the care of a meticulous and thorough scholar, the author has told the story of his several years' investigation of jewelry making among the Southwestern Indians," says The Dallas Times Herald. "So richly decorative are the plates he uses ... that the conscientious narrative is surrounded by an atmosphere of genuinely exciting visual experience." John Adair is a trained ethnologist who has lived and worked among these Indians. To prepare his book, Mr. Adair made an exhaustive examination of the principal museum collections of Navajo and Pueblo silver work, both early and modem, in Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. He visited trading posts in the Indian country and examined and photographed silver on the pawn racks and in important private collections. He lived for a time among the Navajo, watched them make their jewelry, and actually learned to work silver himself in the hogan of one of the leading artisans, Tom Burnsides. Many of the phot...

  • ASIN: 0806122153

Southwest Native American Jewelry (Field Guide to Jewelry Book 2)

Southwest Native American Jewelry (Field Guide to Jewelry

A field guide and history of Native American jewelry of the Southwest. Topics covered include Navajo, Hopi and Zuni contributions to jewelry design, notable current and historical silversmiths, and an illustrated glossary of terms. Illustrated.

  • ASIN: B00X02NI2W

Ready Player One: A Novel

Ready Player One: A

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

  • Brand: Brand: Broadway Books
  • ASIN: 0307887448

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

Beadwork Techniques of the Native

Here is a book that covers basics, advanced techniques, appropriate supplies, and actual examples, all richly illustrated and easy to follow. This volume covers bead work found among the western Plains Indians both past and present. Styles include loom work, applique, lazy/lane stitch and the gourd (peyote) stick (conventional, brickwork, and loom-variation). Also included are instructions are how to make and bead moccasins. Highly detailed step-by-step color photographs and illustrations complement each project. To help those just getting started, there is a full discussion of appropriate beading supplies with a simple chart to take the mystery out of matching needle and thread sizes. This work also features dozens of first-rate Indian-and-non-Indian made bead work from museums, private collections, and today's marketplace. This book is an artful contribution to the craft of bead working.

  • Brand: Sutton, Scott/ Hardin, Barry E. (EDT)/ Smith, Jerry (EDT)/ Catellier, Michael (CON)/ Reddick, J. Rex
  • ASIN: 1929572115

Beading Graph Paper Peyote: Seed bead Graph Paper to create your own Peyote stitch Beadwork Designs

Beading Graph Paper Peyote: Seed bead Graph Paper

Take your craft to the next level!Keeping record of your successes and failures is the only way to increase your creativity.Get organized and gather all your beading sketches together in a systematic process.New collection with a minimal design cover.Peyote Stitch beading pattern graph paper to make your own designs with numbered rows.Space for 100 unique designs.Sketch quick ideas and design ahead.Keep track of your best pieces through an index of designs.Plan your production needs for every piece and your shopping supplies.Get it noe and start systematizing your bead weaving process!

  • ASIN: 107350851X
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