Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect, using a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and rings.

Beautiful photographs and clearly written instructions give jewelry artists the building blocks to combine wire, metal clay, beadwork, and traditional metalsmithing to create one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Learn how to merge techniques to form 16 uniquely designed projects, and also how to manufacture a variety of components such as clasps, hooks, earring findings, and ring bases to customize your work. Revel in Kate's signature style - an earthy ménage of metal, beads, and fibers - as she shares tips on the best ways to reinforce beadwork, bind edges, string components, form metal clay ring bands, fuse rings, create head pins, and so much more.

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ISBN: 9781620333167
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