Jewelry Design Books

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    Create Jewelry: Glass

    Create Jewelry: Glass features 21 stunning projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more involved seed-bead weaving designs. All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use glass beads in jewelry designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

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    The Art of Cartier

    The Art of Cartier is published to coincide with the exhibition of more than 400 pieces from the historic collection of the legendary French jeweler Cartier at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The Art of Cartier offers a comprehensive selection of the finest jewels that Cartier has repurchased over the years, in an attempt to assemble a representative collection of the Maison's production and to show the evolution of its style during the first half of the twentieth century.

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    Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design

    Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design begins with a history of jewellery, investigates jewellery styles and research, design creation, development and realization, marketing and careers. The book features stunning pieces of jewellery and interviews with impressive jewellery designers such as Nadja Swarovski, Shaun Leane, Stephen Webster, Anne Kazuro-Guionnet and Lara Bohinc.

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    PUSH Jewelry

    PUSH Jewelry profiles the cutting-edge work of 30 top jewelry artists from around the world, including such standouts as Lucy Sarneel and Beppe Kessler.

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    The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design

    Featuring the world's most notable, modern-day jewelry designers, The Sourcebook of Contemporary Jewelry Design is filled with more than 1300 photographs and illustrations that showcase each artist's unique and diverse style. This large-scale, beautifully designed anthology offers readers an in-depth look at established and emerging international designers, providing stunning visual examples of their jewelry, along with detailed explanations that reveal the inspiration behind their work.

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    Unexpected Pleasures

    Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewelry focuses on the historical precedents for art jewelry with works by artists such as Alexander Calder and Meret Oppenheim; traditional jewelry forms that have been transformed formally or materially to become contemporary works of art; jewelry as fashion accessories, with works designed for catwalk presentations by Martin Margiela and Alexander McQueen; and jewelry designs and their relationship with the body, including industrial designs such as the Sony Walkman and the iPod.

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    A Girl's Best Friends

    Contemporary jewelry has been vitalized by a recent burst of innovative concepts, materials, and designers. A Girl's Best Friends is a compilation of the most creative pieces by outstanding jewelry designers from around the world.

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    Drawing Jewels for Fashion

    In this illustrated collection of fashion illustrations of jewels, Vogue jewelry editor Carol Woolton draws out the essence of the jewelry designers' creative energy. Organized thematically around the topics of civilization, the natural world, art and architecture, culture and literature, raw materials and history, this book examines the relationship between drawing and jewelry design and features pages from the designers' sketchbooks, images from their mood boards, and photographs of their newest designs.

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    Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance

    This entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's bestselling Beadweaving Master Class series showcases the amazing work of renowned beader and teacher Maggie Meister. Drawing on patterns and motifs as diverse as classical Roman arts, Middle Eastern textiles, and European architecture, Maggie has created 20 exquisite projects for beaders to make that incorporate a variety of stitches.

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    Bulgari: 125 Years of Italian Magnificence

    A kaleidoscopic, colorful, and dazzlingly illustrated history of Bulgari jewelry, this engaging book showcases more than three hundred objects from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. The catalogue highlights Bulgari's signature use of gold coins and serpent motifs. And an entire section is devoted to Bulgari and the film industry of the fifties and sixties.

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    Contemporary Jewellers

    Contemporary Jewellers offers an essential reference for anyone interested in contemporary European jewellery design. Through guided conversations with the major designers of today, Roberta Bernabei reveals the creative, conceptual and technical working practices that underpin the aesthetic of each practitioner's work.

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    Vintage Jewelry Design

    Vintage Jewelry Design showcases classic vintage jewelry from the past 100 years. Featuring examples that epitomize the iconic styles of each decade, it offers an overview of the most influential designers, their sources of inspiration, and materials of choice.

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    Wire Jewellery

    As well as being one of the earliest and most traditional materials for making jewelery, wire working is one of the most accessible of jewellery making processes. Hans Stofer's practical book is an essential introductory guide to wire jewelery for newcomers and a highly useful reference tool and source of inspiration for established jewelers.

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    500 Silver Jewelry Designs

    This new addition to the 500 series is an outstanding collection of handmade silver jewelry by both established and emerging international designers.

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    Jewelry Design Challenge

    Challenges are one of the hottest crafting trends, so we put a who's who of modern jewelry artists to the test. Chosen for their different aesthetic visions, 30 designers received a box containing nine jewelry supplies with the request that they create a piece using only those items, plus one "wild card" material of their choice. These are their show stopping designs, complete with how-to steps for making them.

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    Amazing Cartier: Jewelry Design since 1937

    Cartier's peerless designers have continued to amaze decade after decade - from the 1930s into the twenty-first century - with their fanciful and trendsetting creations. This volume charts the rise of the pioneering company from 1937 - detailing its capacity for invention and reinvention, its themes and inspirations-and pays tribute to the visionaries who made its name.

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    500 Plastic Jewelry Designs

    The popular 500 series takes its hippest, most fun approach yet, with an intoxicatingly vibrant and technically diverse collection of contemporary jewelry. Juror Susan Kasson Sloan has put together a groundbreaking survey of the best work being done with this thoroughly modern material.

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    Jewelry Design

    The various creations by international designers presented in this book give us an outline on current trends and developments in the field of jewelry. Their work is presented as a snapshot of individual practices, a broad sampling of innovative creations and forward-looking designers.

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    Calder Jewelry

    Alexander Calder's jewellery has the same linear yet three-dimensional quality as his famous mobiles, and the parts that comprise each piece are hammered, shaped, and composed in a fashion that echoes the artist's creation of his sculpture. The newly commissioned photographs are accompanied by examples of Calder's inventory drawings; the boxes he made to store the jewellery; historic photographs of his jewellery worn by notable patrons, art collectors, and artists; and a chronology.