By Marlene Blessing, Jaime Hogsett
Crystals are a favourite layout point within the jewellery designers toolbox. Following within the footsteps of Create jewellery: Pearls, Create jewellery: Crystals offers 20 attractive designs from the editors of Beadwork journal that exhibit crystals. All tasks are glamorous, trendy, and signify a wealthy number of how one can use those gemlike beads. furthermore, they vary in trouble from effortless stringing items to tougher seed bead weaving designs.
Beautiful pictures are observed by way of step by step directions which are effortless to persist with so readers can create those unique designs. Crystal fanatics also will research crystal fundamentals, the adaptation among artifical glass crystals and rock crystal, plus pleasing tidbits approximately this forte bead. The e-book is split into 3 major sections. «Classic» positive aspects such items as a wealthy paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, and a nighttime blue multistrand necklace for day or night. From the «Special celebration» part, beaders can opt for a jewel-like bracelet, a showy cocktail ring, a necklace with pearly highlights, and masses extra. ultimately, «Fashion ahead» designs combine fashionable appears, corresponding to a necklace pairing rock crystal and silver chunks, a layered necklace with a medieval spirit, and a lush bracelet dripping with crystal briolettes.
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It’s available only in cathedral glass. See Figure 1-7f. ✓ Fractured and streamered glass: Small, thin chips of glass (called fractures) and thin glass strings (called streamers) are arranged on the steel casting table before hot glass is poured onto it. They stick to the surface of the glass and provide a beautiful effect. Famed glass artist Louis C. Tiffany likely invented this glass texture for use in his landscape windows. See Figure 1-7g. ✓ Mottled glass: To create this texture, crystal growth is allowed to occur inside opalescent glass.
Indd 28 9/22/10 12:28 AM9/22/10 12:28 AM Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Right Tools 29 can use. For example, most lead-came soldering requires that you use a 100watt iron with a tip that measures 3⁄8 inch wide; most copper-foil projects, on the other hand, use irons with more wattage with tips that are 1⁄4 inch wide. Don’t mix brands of irons and tips. Stick with the recommended size and brand for your specific iron. Otherwise, you may void your iron’s warranty or, worse, have an iron that doesn’t perform at its maximum capability.
A light box is perfect for copying designs and selecting the colors of glass you want to use. For example, I use a light box when cutting glass to help me identify the right shading on a piece of glass for each pattern template. indd 42 9/22/10 12:28 AM9/22/10 12:28 AM Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Glass-Working Studio In This Chapter ▶ Finding an ideal place for your studio ▶ Establishing workstations in your studio and finding a place to store all your tools B efore you can start your first stained-glass project, you have to find a studio location that can accommodate your new hobby.
Create Jewelry Crystals by Marlene Blessing, Jaime Hogsett