Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal (Lab Series)

By Melissa Manley

Jewelry Lab makes use of brevity to ignite a keenness for operating the metals tactics and studying approximately the entire methods steel can be utilized. It presents aspiring metalsmiths and jewellery makers the way to study primary suggestions that's fast and enjoyable. as well as the fundamental talents reminiscent of sawing, drilling, soldering, and completing, the booklet covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and different experimental techniques.
This isn't a undertaking publication; fairly, it really is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals procedures down into very particular experiments, reminiscent of texturing or plastic deformation of steel, with out objective in brain except to event how steel strikes. Readers learn how to comprehend extra approximately steel, tips to grasp it, and achieve a deep, considerate underlying appreciation for strategy and technique, turning into entranced with finely crafting gadgets with nice care.

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1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this inventive instructing publication, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a totally new angle to stitching: she offers tasks in teams of 3, each one development at the recommendations utilized in the undertaking sooner than. Baker indicates, for instance, easy methods to stitch a glasses case, then construct on these abilities to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complex cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant initiatives in all, starting from garments to dcor and add-ons. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is a vital source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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Handmade for the Garden: 75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More

By Susan Guagliumi

The DIY craze has moved past the craft room and into the garden!

Relying on easy-to-find, reasonably cheap, and repurposed fabrics, hand-crafted for the backyard is a treasure trove of unique initiatives that not just make planting and transforming into effective and winning but in addition upload a private contact to the gardenscape. one of the myriad tasks during this hardworking booklet are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and undefined; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets. With hand-crafted for the backyard to encourage them, gardeners of all ability degrees can be empowered to scan with shape and serve as to find inventive, crafty how you can customize and decorate their gardens with hand-crafted items.

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Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique

By Pamela Stanley-Millner

Craftspeople who appreciate notable Indian designs can now create attractive, colourful beadwork originated by means of the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and different American Indian tribes.

This e-book is a whole consultant to this regular handicraft, providing step by step directions, transparent diagrams, and seventy one tribal designs for 2 forms of conventional bead functions — bead weaving and appliqué beading.

You'll locate fifty flexible designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one tremendous styles for appliqué, together with move directions and colour keys. Easy-to-follow instructions inform you tips on how to build your individual bead loom.

Choose from a wealthy array of motifs rendered from actual American Indian artifacts present in museum collections — stars, interesting geometrics, sunbursts, beautiful florals, and lots more and plenty more.

Beadcrafting is strangely effortless to benefit, delivering hours of delight and pride. keep on with the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and different attention-grabbing add-ons. Use the appliqué styles to accessorize leather-based, denim, and different materials for purses, vests, blouses…anything that might be more suitable by means of a slightly of detailed Indian beadwork.

With this low-cost home made publication, you could create attractive initiatives for your self and your loved ones and remarkable presents — for a fragment of the associated fee you'd pay in a shop.

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Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting on More Than 35 Different Surfaces

By Sandra Duran Wilson

Indulge your artistic interest and take your paintings off the canvas, off the board, and into the courageous new global of Alternative artwork Surfaces!

Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, authors of the best-selling books Image move Workshop, floor remedy Workshop and Mixed Media Revolution, blaze new artistic territory with greater than a hundred recommendations for engaged on greater than 35 distinctive surfaces during this, their jam-packed fourth book!

You'll locate anything new and fascinating on each page:

  • More than 35 substitute surfaces, together with galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam and more
  • More than a hundred strategies for portray, sculpting, developing textures, encasing, carving, printing, shifting and more
  • More than one hundred twenty five suggestions for troubleshooting, getting ready your surfaces, completing and mounting your artwork, and taking your paintings to the following level
  • More than 50 inspiring entire items of artwork showcasing the surfaces and techniques

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Color Style: Innovative to Traditional 17 Inspired Designs to Knit (Style series)

By Pam Allen, Ann Budd

Color paintings is a well-liked kind of knitting for tasks of all kinds and complexity. Knitting is extra enjoyable while or extra shades are used and offers the knitter a chance to profit new concepts. From uncomplicated repeating stripes to tricky reasonable Isle styles, or extra colours can upload lifestyles and measurement to clothing and components. Color Style, following within the footsteps of Bag Style, Folk Style, and Wrap Style – with lovely styles, luscious way of life pictures, and step by step directions – gains vintage and leading edge use of conventional colour recommendations via best knitwear designers that might be a welcome library addition for amateur and skilled knitters alike. From an easy-to-knit pullover that alternates slim stripes of good and variegated yarns to a multicolored reasonable Isle cardigan labored with steeks, readers will locate a great deal of functional initiatives and proposal from fifteen most sensible knitwear designers together with Veronik Avery, Mags Kandis, Deborah Newton, Kristin Nicholas, Shirley Paden, and more.

In addition to seventeen creative styles, the layout workstation bankruptcy information the elemental how one can include colour into knitting. research the secrets and techniques to winning reasonable Isle, intarsia, and slip sew or how varied ideas can be utilized together for notable effects. quickly you’ll be in your approach to designing your individual colourful masterpieces! whether you’re a starting knitter, indicates effortless how one can in attaining colourful results on your knitting.

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Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)

By Lexi Boeger

New in paperback, this e-book is a pride to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that's growing to be via leaps and boundaries. It captures all of the pleasure of experimental, handspun yarns, and comprises recipes for handspun yarns, venture rules for knitters and crocheters, how you can use specific handspun yarns (whether you spin them or purchase them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of hand-crafted creations. The publication additionally gains profiles, anecdotes, essays, and concepts on fiber arts and the inventive approach. members variety from Alpaca farmers and state-of-the-art spinners to recognized knitwear designers.

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Things Korean

Containing photos of daily, vintage items in addition to insightful statement, Things Korean is an invaluable advisor to standard lifestyles in Korea.

O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of tradition supplies us a survey of local gadgets from Korea, from totems(Changsung) to hair-pins(binyo), crock pots(Changdokdae) to temple bells(Jong), scissors(Kawi) to graves(mudon) explaining their value and position in daily Korean life.

Each merchandise within the publication is indexed below its English and Korean identify; a thesaurus is supplied to extra help the reader. Lavishly illustrated with greater than a hundred colour illustrations, Things Korean is an impressive get together of Korean culture.

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Dragons: The CF Polymer Clay Sculpture Series

By Christi Friesen

Dragons is a step-by-step undertaking e-book explaining the method of constructing dragons from polymer clay. This e-book will attraction you with funny conversation, inventive feedback, fascinating asides, lavish photographs, or even numerous dragon "personality profiles". this is often greater than only a undertaking ebook, it truly is enjoyable!

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