Vintage Impressions Jewelry

Vintage Impressions Jewelry
Gifted by Annie's
Reviewed by Molly Fletcher, Editor,

Bring back of the glamor of decades past with the gorgeous projects inside Vintage Impressions Jewelry. This book of 22 patterns has contains tutorials for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair clips, and more. Each design recalls the fashion of the 1920s and 1930s. Beginners can make these elegant pieces for cents on the dollar. Let the convenient tools of today make crafting old school jewelry easier than ever. This guide is full of ideas that will take you back in time.

There's no need to scour antique shops for retro jewelry when you have a copy of Vintage Impressions Jewelry on hand. Divided into five sections (Jewelry Sets, Pendant Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, and Accessories), this book explores all of the materials a jewelry maker might use to make a one-of-a-kind piece. Crystals, beads, fabric, safety pins–everything is fair game.

Author and designer Terry Ricioli has been on the crafting circuit for over twenty years, specializing in plastic canvas projects, children's crafts, and, of course, beading. In addition to publishing several noted books on crafting, Ricoli frequently contributes to industry magazines and teaches classes geared toward young crafters as well as adults. Her experience as an instructor explains why Vintage Impressions Jewelry is especially great for beginners.

If you're new to jewelry making, refer to the technique guide at the front of the book for step-by-step instructions and photos. You'll learn how to create wrapped loops, crimp beads, and fashion head pins out of wires. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll move on to more advanced techniques such as shaping metal filigree, coloring metal with ink, and putting resin over photos and fabric. By the time you've worked through Vintage Impressions Jewelry, you'll have an impressive set of skills that you can apply to your own designs.

Enter to win a copy of Vintage Impressions Jewelry here. Contest ends 5/31/15.

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