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Title:
Fashion jewelry : a beginner's guide to jewelry making / Courtney Legenhausen of Lotus Jewerly Studio.
ISBN:
9781454710325
Publication Information:
New York : LARK, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Abstract:
"In this beginner's guide, Courtney Legenhausen, owner of Lotus Jewelry Studio, explores fun, creative ways to make impressive earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using minimal tools. Through step-by-step illustrated instructions, she teaches different techniques using lovely projects as examples." -- From back cover.
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Summary

Learn how to make beautiful jewelry from an up-and-coming designer with her own line!
Bead stringing. Wire wrapping, Pearl knotting. This beginner-friendly guide, created by Courtney Legnhausen (owner of Lotus Jewelry), teaches all the basics of fashioning fun and attractive bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings. Detailed instructions and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs lay out the techniques--including jewelry stamping and applying hammered texture--and 17 projects. Even novices can make chandelier earrings, a pearl bracelet, a stone pendant, and more.

" With useful charts and resource information as well as lots of encouragement, this is a superbly well-designed and effective how to . -- Booklist

" Legenhausen has compiled a thoughtful and detailed instructional guide that leaves readers with the knowledge and encouragement needed to create their own designs and advance their jewelry-making educations ." -- Publishers Weekly


Author Notes

Based in Baltimore, MD, Courtney Legnhausen is the owner of Lotus Jewelry, which she founded in 2006. Her handcrafted work is sold around the world and has been featured in Lucky, InStyle, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan , and other magazines and media outlets.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Legenhausen, cofounder of Lotus Jewelry Studio in Baltimore, Md., takes care to feature the finer points of finishing sophisticated jewelry pieces while delivering an easy-to-follow overview of jewelry-making techniques for inexperienced and intermediate crafters. The book is arranged in the manner of a class syllabus, with each project building on the lessons and skills learned in the ones before it. The projects start by focusing on the basics of stringing beads, then progress through wire-wrapping and knotting techniques and finish with hammering and stamping projects. Inexperienced jewelers are thoroughly tutored through the essential skills needed to complete simple yet fetching creations. The book also offers a brushup on the fundamentals of jewelry making and new tips for more experienced crafters (e.g., the importance of stretching silk thread before use). Legenhausen has compiled a thoughtful and detailed instructional guide that leaves readers with the knowledge and encouragement needed to create their own designs and advance their jewelry-making educations. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In this introductory guide to jewelry techniques, professional jewelry designer Legenhausen showcases her expertise. After teaching the basics, she delves more deeply into core techniques, such as finishing ends, pearl knotting, and working with jump rings. These core techniques are reinforced and expanded upon via a series of projects featuring beginner-level bead stringing, wire wrapping, knotting, and metalwork. The steps of each project, with styles ranging from laid-back boho glam to modern minimalism, are illustrated with close-up color photographs. VERDICT Beginners interested in a pictorial guide to basic jewelrymaking techniques with simple yet stylish projects will find this appealing. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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