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SO YOU WANT TO BE A JEWELRY DESIGNER
Merging Your Voice With Form
You make jewelry. That is what you do.
But when you think jewelry and speak jewelry and work jewelry, this is what you have become. This is your purpose.
Becoming a Jewelry Designer is exciting. With each piece, you are challenged with this profound question: Why does some jewelry draw people’s attention, and others do not? When designers turn to how-to books or art theory texts, however, these do not uncover the necessary answers. They do not show you how to make trade-offs between beauty and function. Nor how to introduce your pieces publicly. You get insufficient practical guidance about knowing when your piece is finished and successful. In short, you do not learn about design. You do not learn the essentials about how to go beyond basic mechanics, anticipate the wearer’s understandings and desires, or gain management control over the process.
So You Want To Be A Jewelry Designer reinterprets how to apply techniques and modify art theories from the Jewelry Designer’s perspective. This very detailed book, by jewelry designer Warren S. Feld, reveals how to become literate and fluent in jewelry design.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements, p. 7
An Introduction, p. 11
Section 1-JEWELRY BEYOND CRAFT, p. 19
1. Jewelry Beyond Craft, p. 21
Section 2-GETTING STARTED, p. 27
2a. Becoming the Bead Artist and Jewelry Designer, p. 29
2b. 5 Questions Every Jewelry Designer Should Have An Answer For,
2c. Channeling Excitement, p. 51
2d. Developing Your Passion, p. 65
2e. Cultivating Practice, p. 79
Section 3-WHAT IS JEWELRY, p. 97
3. What Is Jewelry, Really?, p. 99
Section 4-MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES,
4a. Materials — Knowing What To Know, p. 115
4b. Techniques and Technologies — Knowing What To Do, p. 143
4c. Mixed Media, Mixed Techniques, p. 175
Section 5-RULES OF COMPOSITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND
MANIPULATION, p. 179
5a. Composition — Playing With Blocks Called Design Elements, p. 181
5b. The Jewelry Designer’s Approach To Color, p. 197
5c. Point Line Plane Shape Form Theme, p. 231
5d. Jewelry Design Principles: Composing, Constructing, Manipulating,
5e. How To Design An Ugly Necklace — The Ultimate Challenge, p. 289
5f. Architectural Basics, p. 309
5g. Architectural Basics — Anatomy of a Necklace, p. 335
5h. Architectural Basics — Sizing, p. 343
Section 6-DESIGN MANAGEMENT, p. 349
6a. The Proficient Designer: The Path To Resonance, p. 351
6b. Jewelry Design: A Managed Process, p. 377
6c. Designing With Components, p. 387
Section 7-INTRODUCING YOUR DESIGNS PUBLICLY, p. 407
7a. Shared Understandings and Desires, p. 409
7b. Backward-Design Is Forwards Thinking, p. 437
Section 8-DEVELOPING THOSE INTUITIVE SKILLS WITHIN,
8a. Creativity Isn’t Found, It’s Developed, p. 447
8b. Inspiration and Aspiration, p. 459
8c. Your Passion For Design, p. 467
Section 9-JEWELRY IN CONTEXT, p. 483
9a. Contemporary Jewelry Is Not A Look — It’s A Way Of Thinking, p. 485
9b. Contemporizing Traditional Jewelry, p. 499
9c Fashion Style Taste Art Design, p. 513
9d. Designing With The Brain In Mind: Perception, Cognition, Sexuality,
9e. Self-Care, p. 535
Section 10-TEACHING DISCIPLINARY LITERACY, p. 543
10. Teaching Disciplinary Literacy In Jewelry Design, p. 545
Final Words of Advice, p. 579
Thank You, p. 581
About Warren Feld, p. 583
Other Articles and Tutorials, p. 587
PEARL KNOTTING…Warren’s Way
Easy. Simple. No tools. Anyone Can Do!
184pp, many images and diagrams
Ebook or Print
In this very detailed book, with thoroughly-explained instructions and pictures, you are taught a non-traditional Pearl Knotting technique which is very easy for anyone to learn and do. Does not use special tools. Goes slowly step-by-step. Presents a simple way to tie knots and position the knots to securely abut the bead. Anticipates both appeal and functionality. Shows clearly how to attach your clasp and finish off your cords. And achieves that timeless, architectural perfection we want in our pearl knotted pieces.
Most traditional techniques are very frustrating. These can get overly complicated and awkward. They rely on tools for making and positioning the knots. When attempting to follow traditional techniques, people often find they cannot tie the knots, make good knots, get the knots close enough to the beads, nor centered between them. How to attach the piece to the clasp gets simplified or glossed over.
Fortunately, Pearl Knotting doesn’t need to be this hard.
Pearl Knotting…Warren’s Way teaches you how to:
· Hand-knot without tools
· Select stringing materials
· Begin and finish pieces by (1) attaching directly to the clasp, (2) using French wire bullion, (3), using clam shell bead tips, or, (4) making a continuous piece without a clasp
· Add cord
· Buy pearls, care for them, string and restring them, store them
By the end of this book, you will have mastered hand-knotting pearls.
I know you are eager to begin. Let’s get started.
Table of Contents
Intro To Book and Acknowledgements, p. 4
1. Pearl Knotting Is For You, p. 11
2. Materials-Tools-Your Workspace, p. 16
3. All About Pearls, p. 24
4. All About Hand-Knotting Pearls, p. 37
5. Design Considerations, p. 57
6. Measurements, p. 66
7. Selecting and Testing Bead Cord, p. 71
8a. Var1-Attaching Directly To Clasp, p. 76
8b. Var2-Using French Wire Bullion, p. 105
8c. Var3-Using Clam Shell Bead Tips, p. 125
8d. Var4-Continuous Without Clasp, p. 148
8e. About Adding Cord, p. 168
9. Handling Contingencies, p. 171
10. Finishing Touches, p.176
Final Words Of Advice, p. 177
About Warren Feld, p. 180
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