Melissa Cable has a knack for taking traditional jewelry-making techniques and applying them to various materials in an upscale, modern way. In Beautiful Leather Jewelry, she shares new methods for altering leather to create unique textures and patterns in a variety of necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, and more. Proper finishing techniques, such as snap setting, will ensure polished, professional results. Aspiring leather jewelry designers will appreciate learning how to combine familiar materials such as Swarovski crystals, metals, wood, felt, and resin with leather cuffs, cords, and more. This is leather jewelry like youave never seen before!Once you make the choice to distress or polish. tip. leather, you cannot go back. Test-finish a piece of scrap leather and make sure the final appearance is what you intend. ... They tend to aburnisha the rough areas, making them look more like a mistake. ... appearance that can occur on the cut edge of leather, but they also frame the design, drawing the eye to the surface. ... It is applied by brushing on a thin coat, allowing it to dry, and using a wood or metal burnisher to make it shine.
|Title||:||Beautiful Leather Jewelry|
|Publisher||:||Kalmbach Books - 2014-01-07|