The Art of Jewelry Design

The Art of Jewelry Design

From Idea to Reality

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2002, c2001.
ISBN: 9781581802122
Branch Call Number: 745.5942 Olver
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Jewelry design


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Feb 17, 2016

would be useless to me. this describes how someone who considers themselves an artist, possibly high end; could or should go about philosophically and even emotionally designing with the purpose of expressing that. I just put beads together to look pretty.

Dec 26, 2011

There is ALWAYS a wait list for this wonderful book! It's a good mix of creative and practical advice. I highly recommend it.


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