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Once crafters experience the ease with which intricate designs can be created on pewter, they are hooked in no time. Both Easy pewter projects and Pewter it were so popular that it was only a matter of time before Sandy Griffiths succumbed to the pressure of her fans to write another book. Pewter impressions is a collection of more than 30 original pewter projects with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and clear photographs. It starts at the beginning so that there is no need for novices to go back to earlier books to enjoy this rapidly growing craft. Beginners' exercises explain the basics, teaching crafters how to apply the art of embossing and then add lustre, radiance and dimension to their design. These are followed by a wide range of stunning projects that will appeal to every crafter out there. The projects combine pewter with mosaics, canvas, glass paint, gold and silver leaf foil, crystals and more, offering a variety of looks and finishes. The projects vary from fabulous frames and beautiful boxes to gorgeous gifts and delightful decor items. For beginners there are clear instructions, while experienced crafters will find inspiration for personalized projects. In addition to the projects, Pewter impressions covers: Essential tools and how to use them; Tracing and transferring patterns; Low and high relief embossing; Moulding; Texturing; Adding colour and patina; Cutting out and adhering designs to various surfaces. There are exquisite photographs of all finished projects as well as templates for all designs used in the book.
An inspirational practical guide with bold and colourful designs, Polymer clay is a popular medium suitable for and loved by crafters of all ages and skill levels.
It is available in every imaginable colour and easily cured in a home oven, making clay art accessible to everyone. Clay surfaces can be enhanced in many ways and borrowing techniques from other crafts, such as stamping, punching, mosaicing and embossing adds tremendously to the versatility of this craft, making it fun and rewarding. This book shows you how to use it to create exquisite jewellery, stylish gifts, decorative boxes, buttons, faux finishes, attractive home accessories and much more.
Lots of step by step photographs ensure that not even a rank beginner can go wrong, and full page pictures of the finished items will inspire clay crafters to try the terrific projects. Many techniques, from basic conditioning to creative canework and millefiori-finishes, are clearly explained and illustrated, then contextualised in the various projects. Use these techniques to create your own unique pieces and custom designs. Owing to the nature of the medium, no two pieces will ever look exactly the same.
So go get your clay and start playing!
Great for gifting and even better for playing, combine your love for chess, Christmas, and woodcarving into a stunning masterpiece! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. Featuring 6 full-size patterns, you'll reindeer knights, elf pawns, North Pole rooks, snowman bishops, Mrs. Claus as Queen, and Santa Claus as King! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings. Woodcarving a Jolly Christmas Chess Set is the ultimate way to spread the holiday cheer into a classic game of chess while building your woodcarving skills! Author Dwayne Gosnell is an award-winning carver and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers, as well as a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, making him the perfect instructor for this exciting new take on a timeless game!
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are: Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book; Into The Woods - including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot; Around The House - including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks; Cork Creations - including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool; Ornamental Carving - including a boat, a deer and a spinning top; Kitchen Carving - including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower; The Natural World - including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree. The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Brought to Spain in the thirteenth century by Islamic artisans, the enameled earthenware known as mayA3lica is decorated with a lead glaze to which tin oxide is added to create an opaque white surface. By the fifteenth century, several areas in Spain were well known throughout Europe for the quality of these ceramics, and with Spainas expansion into the New World the mayA3lica tradition came into Mexico. There it underwent further changes, notably the use of indigenous design motifs and patterns inspired by Chinese porcelain. Over the next three centuries, the potters of New Spain produced ceramics characterized by a distinctive mestizo aesthetic. This tradition continues today in both Mexico and Spain.
Assembled in connection with a major exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, this book moves discussion of mayA3lica beyond its stylistic merits in order to understand it in historic and cultural context. The contributors, specialists in art and art history, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, and the folk arts, place the ceramics in history and daily life, illustrating their place in trade and economics. Examining both historic and contemporary examples, they also take us into the pottersa workshops.
Over 400 copyright-free designs from 80 artists, selected from the periodical Keramic Studio, a major forum for the American Arts and Crafts movement. 436 illus.
Clear, illustrated introduction to diamond point, copper-wheel,
drill engraving; also glass painting, mosaics, more.
Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home
Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again "The Everything Soapmaking Book, 3rd Edition" is a comprehensive guide to making all kinds of soap, whether you want to decorate your home or pamper your or your family's skin. Homemade soap is not only an easy project for any level craft lover, but it's beautiful, too
Completely revised and updated with information on natural and organic ingredients, this easy-to-use guide shows you how to:
"The Art of Whittling" has provided readers with a wonderful
introduction to the enjoyable hobby of whittling for decades. First
published in 1930, Walter L. Faurot's guide was one of the first
manuals on the subject. This book contains a wealth of traditional
whittling projects that are not found in many other books today.
Any child who has ever imagined a journey into a two-dimensional expanse will be carried away by the passion Drummond brings to the subject. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full color.
Jayne Persico brings her fresh and timeless style to the art of "Glass Kiln Casting". This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide presents lush photographs of beautifully finished pieces that will capture the imagination. The clear and simple instructions will enable fusers of any skill level to achieve amazing 3-dimensional creations. "Glass Kiln Casting" is a book offering over 260 colour photographs in 12 chapters that will inspire dozens of exceptional projects. The opening chapter features invaluable information covering frit casting moulds, tools, equipment and kilns, plus an in-depth yet simple approach to working with digital kiln controllers. This book is sure to become a studio favourite that fusers of all levels will refer to time and again. Jayne's take-you-by-the-hand writing style guides crafters through the frit casting process. She'll show you how to make frit cast jewellery, plates and bowls with amazing results that will impress everyone who views your creations.
This book helps you create wonderful mythical creatures with in-depth carving and painting demonstrations. It is designed for beginning and intermediate carvers. Beginning and intermediate carvers will learn to create wonderful mythical creatures from wood with the patterns and step-by-step projects in this book from noted author and carver Shawn Cipa. Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood, Revised Edition offers expert guidance for carving all the great creatures of legend, including wizards, dragons, faeries, mermaids and more. Two in-depth carving and painting demonstrations are each accompanied by dozens of step-by-step colour photos. Detailed patterns and colour reference photos are also provided for ten additional popular fantasy figures, including a unicorn, troll, gargoyle, phoenix and gryphon. It includes a basic introduction to woodcarving that offers advice on using the proper tools, selecting wood and paint types, using patterns and painting and finishing techniques.
A woodcarving book devoted solely to magical little gnomes and other charming creatures! The perfect source of inspiration for beginning and experienced whittlers and carvers alike, Learn to Carve Gnomes, Trolls, and Mythical Creatures boasts a menagerie of 15 woodcarving projects that range in difficulty from easy to more challenging. With complete plans and step-by-step instructions and photography, use just one knife to carve charismatic characters and objects, from a mushroom house, unicorn, and gnome to a wizard, dragon, fairy, cauldron, and much more. Sara Barraclough is a master carver and a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine, as well as the author of the incredibly charming Weekend Whittling Projects.
This title features 25 practical projects from world renowned woodturning expert. It will appeal to novice and intermediate turners. It includes all the knowledge needed to get started, along with step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings. Build your woodturning skills and confidence with this variety of projects that take between a couple of hours and a couple of days to complete. All of the 25 projects can be undertaken using a limited amount of tools and equipment. Making use of the six basic tools - spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool, bowl gouge, skew chisel and scrapers - the book will introduce a couple of carving tools and a boring tool and explain why and how to use them. Each project will have a list of tools and materials required, drawings with dimensions and a panel on the wood used. Sections on safety and seasoning wood are also included. Projects include: napkin rings, rolling pin, pastry press, meat tenderizer, wall clock, and bud vase
Giving a hand-carved Christmas ornament or gift is as much fun as it is to make one. This compilation of favorite Christmas carving projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated includes projects and patterns for delightful carvings made from clothespins, caricature ornaments, a Christmas stocking, whittled pencils that make great gifts, a folk art tree topper, an evergreen tree with painting instructions, lovely earrings and much more. And of course, there are many Santa projects as well. Handcarved Christmas's projects and patterns are from some of carving's leading experts including Shawn Cipa, Floyd Rhadigan, Chris Pye, Don Dearolf, Rick Jensen, Robert Biermann, and Sandy Smith. There's a project inside this Best of Woodcarving Illustrated collection for everyone, from beginners to advanced craftsmen. With step-by-step instructions and color photos, readers are guaranteed a very merry carving experience.
This is a beginner's guide to modelling heads and faces in clay. Filled with step-by-step sequences, it shows how to achieve lifelike heads of men, women and children as well as how to show emotion on the faces. It also shows how to colour and fire the clay as well as how to create patinas. It is an excellent, easily accessible guide to modelling heads in clay.
This fascinating volume provides the definitive history of the small but important Mortlake pottery established by Joseph Kishere in the late eighteenth century. It focuses on the working life of Kishere and his stoneware products. The book is based on the writings and research of Robin Hildyard, Jack Howarth and the late John Eustace Anderson. Anderson's book A Short Account of the Mortlake Potteries was published in 1894, some fifty years after the closure of both potteries. His material relied heavily on the fading memories of local residents, in particular one or two surviving members of the Kishere family. Combining an artistic, commercial and historical approach, Robin Hildyard's Stoneware section gives a comprehensive overview of the English salt-glaze potteries and identifies Joseph Kishere's niche in a very competitive market. The style and range of his products, from the origin of the potworks to the final closure, are described in detail and fully illustrated. The third contributi
Renowned artist and instructor Jayne Persico, unlocks the mysteries behind the creation of 3-dimensional art glass bracelets. Jayne is the originator of the specialised techniques and tools for this unique kiln forming process and now readers will benefit from her experience as she reveals her secrets using action photographs and easy to understand instructions. Jaynes first book Innovative Adornments offered an introduction to fused glass and wire jewellery techniques and this new book builds on the strength of that foundation. This 80-page book offers 13 chapters covering tools, sizing, preparation, bracelet forming, adjustments, embossing, cane fabrication, pattern bar making, plus much more. You will find tips and expert advice scattered throughout the book to clarify specific concepts that will help the reader achieve the best results. These bracelets are beautiful and intriguing and they offer glass fusers and jewellery-makers a delightful way to expand their skills and amaze their clients and friends.
Here is a book for every stained glass library. A book with easy to understand instructions for assembly. Complete with full size patterns for 34 projects. Sizes range from mini ring boxes to a storage box for 20 audio cassettes. Each project is accompanied by the box specifications, materials list, project illustration and a recommended skill level. The step-by-step lesson section will guide you through the process from start to finish. All projects are shown in color and are accompanied by 66 black and white photographs and illustrations.
Whittle in a way you never have before! Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood and a handful of household items. Learn all the basic techniques and safety precautions, then follow step-by-step instructions to whittle and carve a boat, parachute and so much more. With high-quality photography and expert tips throughout, each project also has its own smartphone QR code for access to video extras!
This book is targeted at enthusiasts, both those interested as a hobby and professionally. This book provides a complete guide to the design, sculpting and marketing of pop culture action figures, statues and collectibles. It begins by tracing the history of toy making and collectibles and then shows how figurative sculpture is created by today's top professional technicians and artists using modern-day tools, techniques and applications. Each chapter progresses chronologically through the stages of creating a sculpture, providing discussion and instruction about all aspects of the process from start to finish, including concepts, sculpting, mold-making, casting, painting, manufacturing, distribution and business and legal considerations.
White Salt-Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles is the first book on salt-glazed stoneware since 1971. This book is the first to cover salt-glazed production in the whole of the British Isles, not simply the production in Staffordshire. Beginning with the introduction of salt-glazed stoneware into England by German and Dutch potters in the mid-seventeenth century, and John Dwight's patent of 1672, this book goes on to discuss in detail early industrial stoneware, the manufacture from raw materials to producing and decorating the pots, to marketing and distribution, and even the history of collecting salt-glazed stoneware. There is a chapter on the American market and the final chapter identifies, for the first time, a number of manufacturers who produced salt-glazed stoneware, attributions made possible by the excavations of pottery sites. Beyond that, there are five invaluable appendices with details of all manufacturers of salt-glazed stoneware identified thus far, price lists from the eightee
The original edition of "Windows For The Soul" was published in 2000. Since that date, Bovard Studio of Fairfield, Iowa has completed so many new commissions that the book cried out for a complete overhaul. This revised edition continues to feature ecclesiastic stained glass and remains a valuable resource with inside information on church window commissions. Ron Bovard, has updated most chapters, added several new stories and increased the number of images from 350 to over 480 colour photographs and window designs. The author shares his masterful vision and discerning wisdom gleaned from thousands of commissions and restoration projects. The extensive text is a delightful read and describes some of Mr Bovards more memorable undertakings. In addition, the reader will gain some insight into the creative process, as well as an overview of project work flow including, custom painting, staining, fabrication, bracing, and protective glazing. One notable chapter tracks a complete restoration of an original Tiffany window from its careful removal to final reinstallation.
This comprehensive book contains a wide range of designs for 30 unique stained glass plant containers. It is complete with a helpful guide to selecting and caring for plants in terrariums. A total of 30 unique designs cover a full range of uses from simple plant pots to elaborate terrariums in styles to suit everyone. All projects have a specification list, material list, illustrations and colour suggestions. Step-by-step photographs are provided to guide you through a typical project assembly. All projects are shown in colour and are accompanied by over 60 black and white photographs and illustrations.
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