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Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, And Cords

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry showcases 50 beautiful designs that explore the rapidly growing trend of using cords and ribbon in jewelry. Inside this colorful instruction book are clear steps for incorporating these trendy materials into designs as well as troubleshooting tips for finishing the ends using the right findings and how to care for materials such as 100% silk ribbon.Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry is perfect for all levels of jewelry makers interested in creating beautiful, hip designs. Beginner jewelry artists will learn basic skills including, stringing, wire-wrapping, knotting, and braiding. Advanced designers are provided with a vast range of material and design ideas. Regardless of your skill level, you'll also learn how to feel confident with more complicated knotting. This is the perfect instructional book for jewelry designers interested in exploring the world of alternative materials in beaded jewelry.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Interweave (May 29, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1596684984

ISBN-13: 978-1596684980

Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #109,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #108 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Jewelry & Beadwork > Jewelry

This unique and hip book has 50 designs the reader can enjoy making!If you think of what is on trend right now, and you like the style of boho chic, you will truly love this smashing book!The authors, along with contributors Mary Jane Dodd, Denise Yezbak Moore, and Tracy Statler, offer you tons of accessible ways to use cords, ribbon, leather and other fashionable materials in combination with organic type components and lots of color, color, color!Many of the projects are great for beginners. That is always wonderful, because if you love jewelry (or you have a friend who does whom you would like to give a gift to), but you don't know how or where to start, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel is an easy to understand, pretty way to begin making jewelry.What is "Bohemian-Inspired" jewelry?In the introduction, the authors state, "It's an artistic, nature-inspired, and playful combination of materials and textures". They also add, "We hope our fifty jewelry designs inspire you to create hundreds of your own."Inspiration is rampant in this book. Each of the pieces you will see are very unique and appealing.The book begins with a pretty guide to ribbons and cords, which includes a section on how to care for silk ribbon.It continues on with the specialty findings one might need to finish a piece of jewelry using a certain technique.Then there is a list and photos of basic findings and materials. Following this is a list of tools and a techniques section. All these introductory sections are not at all daunting, rather they are informative and well laid out. They all combine to lead up to the projects.

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