Art of Making Fine Wood Jewelry

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Art of Making Fine Wood JewelryCelebrate the brilliant creations of 24 contemporary artisans, and discover out how to make beautiful trinkets with the polished surfaces and graceful forms that distinguish fine woodwork. Inside this treasury of designs you'll find exploded diagrams and building instructions for earrings, brooches, and pins, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, combs, bolo ties -- even a dutch purse. Some consist only of wood, others combine wood with silver and semiprecious stones. Square, pinwheel, and wedge earrings use laminates for contrasting color. Or try feather pendants in sycamore, walnut, maple, ebony, or rosewood. Out On A limb: that's where this carved maple bird sits. Attach it to a twig and wear it on a silk cord. Musicians will love pins shaped liked instruments; they're accurate reproductions, complete with surgical steel Strings! Chunky, fun-filled constructed pins have a solid hardwood backing, with layers of beads and other design elements on top. From brightly painted pieces to elegant styles that show off the wood's luster, this collection is both a pleasure to make and a joy to behold.

    Tony Lydgate