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Metalworking 101 for Beaders


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Candie Cooper graduated from Purdue University with degrees in fine arts and art education. She's a member of the International Feltmakers Association and Society of North American Goldsmiths. She has written many other titles for Lark.


"This book is perfect for the artist who wants to add just the right piece to hold parts of a piece of jewelry together, also called "findings." If you have a whole collection of beads, but have trouble finding that perfect piece to finish off your project, this book is for you! Make your own loop chains, ear wire, and riveted charms just the way you want. Learn how to create all sorts of neat projects, from the gorgeous Etruscan Earrings to the light and feminine Under the Sea Necklace. The beautiful photography makes the jewelry pieces jump right off the page." -- Belle Armoire Jewelry "As I reviewed Candie Cooper's new book, I thought of a more appropriate title: Beads 101 for metalworkers. The book is very informative and has descriptions of tools to help you fill your toolbox. Although the beading leans more toward stringing than stitching, there are many well-photographed projects with easy-to-follow instructions. Candie also includes helpful tips throughout the book. I've marked several projects I plan to try as soon as I can!" -- Bead & Button "Candie Cooper's creativity and phenomenal ability to simply explain seemingly difficult concepts really shine. The 29 diverse projects will have you breaking out your jeweler's saw in no time!" -- Suzann S. Wilson, Beadphoria "It's the sort of book that you can grow with, and I highly recommend it for those who feel it's time to take the next step in their jewelry-making career." -- Art Bead Scene "Metalworking 101 for Beaders offers detailed instructions for combining beading techniques with soldering, sawing and annealing, riveting, weaving, doming, piercing, texturing, and applying finishes. These techniques are demonstrated through 30 jewelry projects with step-by-step instructions and photos." -- BeadStyle "I'm a seed bead artist in need of exactly this information. I read the book cover to cover in one day. The material is presented so clearly and so relevantly that it was easy to absorb. Often I need to have a tool or beads in hand to be able to grasp a technique, but Candie Cooper presented the material in such a way that it was easy to grasp. The hand-drawn diagrams were both charming and well placed to support the text. 'From My Sketchpad' showed the thought process behind designs, as well as additional design ideas. I can't wait to sit down and try some of these techniques firsthand." -- Marcia DeCoster, author of Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence "I have this book in my collection. I refer to it not only for techniques but also it's a great source of inspiration. All of the projects include the most beautiful phographs!" -- Lorelei's Blog "An inspirational look at the creative process behind the most gorgeous ground-breaking pieces being made today." -- Beading Arts "I think this is a perfect book for the creative beader interested in working with metals but not knowing where or how to get started. The basic knowledge gained from these projects will be instrumental to anyone wanting to expand their skills in creating unique jewelry pieces." -- Beadweaver blog "This book complements many of the beading books. Sure, you can bead. You might even be able to do some wire wrap and make S clasps from trial and error. But do you know the techniques to make your own custom clasps? Can you make a pendant out of sheet metal? You can drill holes and bead a pin,
but can you create your own pin or brooch? Well, this book will give your the general knowledge of basic metalworking tricks to be able to do all of this. If you are going to go through all the work to make a truly special piece of beading, why would you buy off the rack clasps, pendants or findings to toss on your one-of-a-kind art? This useful book can show you how to produce those perfect accompanying bits that finish your creation and make it stand out." --Scorpio Moon Jewelry

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