Hello all! I started looking through and reading this book right before I went to work yesterday....I could NOT wait to get home!!! This is one fantastic book! I can not wait to try out some of these techniques! Enjoy looking at it on Amazon.com where you can Look Inside the book......cool!
Off the back of the book:
"Embark on an expeditioner's journey back in time to uncover tattered silk, faceted stones and other forgotten items and give them new life as a pendant, ring or brooch. Found objects can be beautiful both for the unique, unexpected look they add to your work and for the stories we imagine them to tell. In the pages of Semiprecious Salvage, you will learn to reclaim remnants of the past and reinterpret their beauty in wearable works of mixed-media art.
Step-by-step instructions guide you through the basics of wirework and creating basic jewelry findings, then encourage you to don your boots and get digging as you mix and match elements to create one-of-a-kind treasures. You'll learn to:
•Age modern "flashy" objects to create the distressed look of pieces with a past.
•Combine jewelry elements with new and vintage fabrics for a soft, romantic touch.
•Master the use of a soldering iron and a propane torch in crafting metal jewelry.
•Incorporate plaster and resin into your work for added depth and intrigue."