Item Number: H20-J3316CL
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Innovative jewelry artist Kate McKinnon takes you on a creative journey of techniques and projects in The Jewelry Architect as she uses a variety of materials and tools to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces and rings. Beautiful color 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. An included instructional DVD demystifies key skills and offers extra design inspiration. Revel in Kate's signature style--an earthy range 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 headpins and so much more.
Softcover, full color, 143 pages
Book size: 9x8-1/2 inches
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Running time: 60 minutes
Book and DVD are shrink-wrapped, and are returnable if unopened.
About the author: Kate McKinnon is a mixed-media jewelry artist who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. Her work focuses on the engineering of how elements work together, connect, and grow into finished pieces of jewelry. Kate started working in metal clay when it was first introduced in America, and her work stands out in her field not only for its professional construction but also for her focus on simple techniques and safe handling. She won the prestigious Rio Grande Saul Bell award in 2005 for her innovative design, and teaches and lectures internationally. Kate is the author of four other books on jewelry making, including Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry.