Jewelry Books

Wallace Chan: Dream Light Water

Wallace Chan: Dream Light Water


Author: Juliet Weir de la Rochefoucauld
Hardcover: 380 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
Language: English

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The first illustrated monograph on a jewelry creator who has realized an imaginative world inspired by butterflies, insects, fish, and mythological creatures.

This remarkable limited edition book showcases eighty-six pieces of jewelry, unique works of art that were conceived and realized by Wallace Chan, through close-up photography that emphasizes details, materials, technical innovation, and the visionary talent of the artist.

Chan sculpts with a lightness of touch that defies the abilities of most artists and uses light as the leitmotif of his colorful and sensual jewels.

His pieces reflect his Zen philosophy, adopting realism as a medium to express abstraction, and reveal a unique craftsmanship in developing new techniques for carving precious stones and manipulating titanium and jade, using tools he has made.

The collection features some of Chan's most intricate and technically challenging pieces that have led him to enter the ranks of the top jewelry artists in the world.

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Pamela Love: Muses & Manifestations

Pamela Love: Muses and Manifestations


Author: Pamela Love, Francesco Clemente
Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
Language: English

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Contemporary jewelry designer Pamela Love invites readers to explore her very personal creative universe.

Pamela Love began making jewelry in 2007 in a closet studio space in New York City's garment district.

She is deeply inspired and influenced by astrology, alchemy, botany, and the materials and textures of the American Southwest.

"Muses & Manifestations" showcases the relation between her jewelry and multiple objects, juxtaposed with photographs from her collections and snapshots from her travels.

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Handcraft Wire Jewelry

Handcraft Wire Jewelry


Author: Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Language: English

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Learn how to produce 22 wirework pieces from start to finish.

Watch how the author wraps and weaves around beads and cabochons to make showcase pendants.

Discover how to make many styles of chains and clasps, so every part of the piece can be handmade.

After mastering the component techniques, jewelry makers will find the resulting parts are completely interchangeable for thousands of looks.

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Hot Connections Jewelry

Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques


Author: Jennifer Chin
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft
Language: English

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Award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay.

The art of soldering - permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder - can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers.

With 23 in-depth lessons and 15 stunning projects, as well as inspiring examples from contributing artists, "Hot Connections Jewelry" is your essential guide to unleashing your creativity and confidence in jewelry making.

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Graff

Graff


Author: Vivienne Becker, Maria Doulton, Nina Hald, Joanna Hardy, Suzy Menkes
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
Language: English

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Dive into the exclusive world of Graff, the British-owned luxury purveyor of unique jewels, one-of-a-kind statement pieces, and the most famous diamonds in the world.

The House of Graff is synonymous with the pinnacle of luxurious, sophisticated style, the exclusive glamour and exquisite craftsmanship of its creations a singular complement to the world-famous gemstones that have passed through its master craftsmen's hands.

Laurence Graff's gift of releasing the hidden beauty within gems of unprecedented size and brilliance has led to Graff being renowned as home to "the most fabulous jewels in the world."

Spotlighted are famed stones such as the 603-carat Lesotho Promise, which Graff daringly cut into a necklace of 26 perfect stones; the largest square Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond in the world, the 118.08-carat Delaire Sunrise; and the greatest D Flawless round diamond in the world, the Graff Constellation, at 102.79 carats.

This volume showcases the best of the House of Graff - the most dramatic, the most mesmerizing, and the most exceptional jewels in the world. Included is the story of the creation of Graff, portrayed through archival photos and the words of founder Laurence Graff.

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