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The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry: 35 Creative Projects (Lark Jewelry Book)

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Following The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay, this second book in the series takes an exciting look at one of the most popular materials in crafting today: paper. Artists have constantly pushed the envelope of this versatile medium; these pages showcase their innovative techniques along with gorgeous work that’s sure to inspire. And no previous jewelry-making experience is
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Lark Books
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Phylis Fitz
Not what I was expecting but not a bad book either. Thought there would be more projects that I would like to use.
Nov 11, 2009 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Headache Slayer, crafters, jewelry makers
Shelves: crafts, non-fiction
I browsed this book at the library today. Which means I gazed long at the pictures, and sometimes looked at the materials used, but I didn't read the instructions. A lot (okay, most) of the projects weren't to my taste, but it's full of neat and innovative ways to combine paper with other kinds of materials to make interesting shapes. Lots of inspiration too. I have always planned on making paper beads, but this book goes way beyond that. When I'm physically able, working with paper in some of t ...more
The Art of Paper Jewelry by Marthe Le Van is filled with stunning close-up photos featuring a huge gallery of unusually beautiful and fascinating works of art, as well as 35 step-by-step projects with easy instructions to make your own necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches.

Starting with the basics, such as tools and supplies and ending with a listing of designer profiles, this book is a virtual encyclopedia of paper jewelry information and creative inspiration. Highly recommend!

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I especially liked pieces by Ingeborg Vandamme, Mirjam Norinder,Joanna Gollberg,James Bove' and Yoko Sekind-Bove', K.Dana Kagribe (bracelet on cover) and especially Andrea Shavlik. Some of the stuff reminded me of art work created by Joni Papp and I.
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