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Art of Jewelry Design : From Idea to Reality

ISBN-10: 1581802129
ISBN-13: 9781581802122
Edition: 1st 2002
Authors: Elizabeth Olver
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Description: This visually stunning guide provides readers with the techniques and advice they need to transform jewelry designs into reality. First it examines the basic elements of design, including size, material, function and color. Next it considers the  More...

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List price: $30.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: F & W Publications, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This visually stunning guide provides readers with the techniques and advice they need to transform jewelry designs into reality. First it examines the basic elements of design, including size, material, function and color. Next it considers the conceptual style in which the crafter wants to make the piece, such as geometric, figurative, and organic. Each design concept is explored with a discussion of its main characteristics and how they can be conveyed through jewelry design as well as an overview of the essential tools needed to create each design element. Elizabeth Olver teaches jewelry making and design at Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design in London where she earned her BA in jewelry making and design. She holds an MA in the subject from the Royal College of Art in London where she has an Access fellowship. Her work is sold in many stores and galleries including Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. She is the author of Jewelry Design: the Artisan's Reference.

Introductionp. 6
Essential Design Toolsp. 8
Drawing abilityp. 10
Sketchbookp. 12
Visual journalp. 14
Technical journalp. 16
Craft skillsp. 18
Stages of the Design Processp. 20
Design developmentp. 22
Inspirationp. 26
Sketchingp. 30
Design briefp. 32
Conceptp. 34
Brainstormingp. 36
Researchp. 38
Samples and test piecesp. 40
Model makingp. 42
Fabricationp. 44
Elements of Designp. 46
Shapep. 48
Formp. 54
Texturep. 60
Colorp. 66
The five sensesp. 72
Emotionp. 76
Functionp. 80
Materialsp. 84
Processesp. 90
Creative Conceptsp. 96
Organicp. 98
Geometricp. 104
Abstractp. 108
Figurativep. 114
Narrativep. 118
Symbolicp. 122
Iconsp. 128
Fashionp. 134
Finep. 138
Seriesp. 144
Sculpturalp. 150
Glossaryp. 156
Indexp. 157
Creditsp. 159
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