Fabulous Jewelry from Findings
Fabulous Jewelry from Findings: Chic Designs Using Spacers, Caps, Clasps, and More
Gifted by: Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing
Reviewed by: Molly Fletcher
Findings take center stage in this innovative jewelry making guide from designer Myléne Hillam. Spacers, caps, clasps, and the like are the unsung heroes of jewelry making, but in Fabulous Jewelry from Findings, these connectors are the main attraction. Findings come in varied textures, shapes, and colors, making each project an exercise in imagination.
Author Myléne Hillam knows all about thinking outside the box. This Australian designer is widely published and celebrated in the crafting world–and with good reason. Boasting twenty years of jewelry-making experience, Hillam won the Craft and Hobby Association Designer Press Kit Award in 2011. Hillam leads workshops all over the globe, so jewelry makers who pick up Fabulous Jewelry from Findings are in very capable hands.
Delve into this collection of 29 projects including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Every tutorial comes with step-by-step instructions and photos so that even beginners can replicate the intricate designs. Instead of reaching for beads, crystals, and other embellishments to put some dazzle in your designs, the projects in this book rely on bead caps, cones, links, spacers, connectors, clasps, and tubes.
If you want to craft ahead of the curve, Fabulous Jewelry from Findings is the book for you. Metallic pieces are hotter than ever, and Hillam's fresh take on classic designs will have your creations turning heads. On a shoestring budget, you can design unforgettable jewelry that looks stylish and elegant. Jump start your style this season with the brilliant ideas in Fabulous Jewelry from Findings.
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