The Art of Forgotten Things: Creating Jewelry from Objects with A Past- By Melanie Doerman
Discover a masterpiece that gives new life to found objects in The Art of Forgotten Things. Imagine necklaces and bracelets using one-of-a-kind components that hint at fragments of stories that exist only in the mind, evoking a mysterious past.
Author Melanie Doerman will teach you how to take exquisite mementos from history and make them into meaningful works of wearable art.The Art of Forgotten Things offers a brilliant new take on expressing your story within a jewelry design.
Melanie shows how to create delicate beaded frames, clasps, nets, and components with seed beads and combine them with mixed-media elements for jewelry with an evocative look and feel.
You'll also find an extensive techniques section that includes instructions for flat and tubular peyote, right-angle weave, bead netting, bead embroidery, and picot edges and fringes; basic jewelry techniques such as wire wrapping; mixed-media techniques such as foiling; and additional embellishment.
Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for each project. You'll learn about various types of beads used in the book's projects, from tiny seed beads to crystals, pressed glass, pearls, and more, as well as other materials, tools, and "treasures" that make each creation unique. In addition, Melanie explores using readily available materials and items that you might already have in your collection, along with directions for locating more unusual or vintage items. The Art of Forgotten Things is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for all imaginative jewelry artists.
Soft cover - 160pg
Table of Contents- INTRODUCTION
TOOLS, MATERIALS AND TREASURES, TECHNIQUES
Peyote Stitch, Odd-Count Flat Peyote Stitch, Decrease in Odd-Count Peyote Stitch, Picot Edge on Peyote Stitch, Zippering Flat Peyote Stitch in a Tube, Even-Count Tubular Peyote Stitch, Increase in Tubular Peyote Stitch, Decrease in Tubular Peyote Stitch, Stitch in the Ditch, Right-Angle Weave, Right-Angle Weave and Embellishment, Join Peyote Stitch to Right-Angle Weave, Additional Stitches, Ladder Stitch, Beaded Fringe, Tubular Netting, Spiral Rope, Wire and Mixed Media, Basic Wire Wrap, Cranky Wrap, Opening and Closing a Jump Ring, Foiling, Sewing Snaps to Beadwork, Beaded Components, Beaded Thimble, Beaded Cabochon with Backstitch and Picot Edge, Ribbon Link, Ribbon Strap Clasp,
Necklaces, Tales from the Attic, The Story Pendant, Sunset Boulevard, Memory Keeper, Dream Vessel, Alter Ego, Memoir, Washed Ashore, Fairy Shrine, Lavaliere, An Extra Pair of Hands, Witch's Enchantment, Bracelets La Noblesse, Norwegian Summer, Southern Belle, Sidebars, Technique, Terminology, Telling a Story, Setting Up a Creative Space, Keeping a Journal
CONCLUSION, RESOURCES, RECOMMENDED READING, INDEX