Flowstones: Beautiful Creations from Polymer Clay [EPUB]
28 February 2018, 14:40
2018 | EPUB | 30.98MB
Flowstones are mesmerizing to look at and to hold―and they're easy to make!
Conceived of by artist Amy Goldin, “flowstones” are crafted by molding a sheet of polymer clay around a smooth river rock. They impart a sense of calm to the holder, grounded by the weight and soothed by the smooth surface. Each stone’s unique shape and pattern gives it a beauty all its own.
In Flowstones, Goldin shares beautiful photographs of the many stones she has created, captured in nature, where their striking appearance contrasts with landscapes of smooth river rocks, grassy parks, and sandy beaches. Goldin includes step-by-step illustrated instructions so even the most hesitant crafters can enjoy creating these delightful objects.
Colored Pencil on Copper Jewelry: Enhance Your Metalwork the Easy Way [EPUB]
28 February 2018, 14:31
2017 | EPUB | 18.53MB
At last, an easy way to add gorgeous color to your metalwork without the use of a kiln! Armed with colored pencils and a few simple techniques, you can have the beautiful look of enameled jewelry in much less time.
Copper is an affordable option for metalwork, and with the techniques in this book, you can add endless colorful designs to your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches. By following the illustrated instructions, you will be able to draw and color any design you like onto your jewelry with just a few easy-to-find tools. Give coloring a try on the 10 included projects, or branch out with your own ideas. Once you have mastered the basics, you will have opened a whole new realm of creative options for your jewelry designs.
50 Things to Do with a Penknife: The whittler's guide to life [EPUB]
26 February 2018, 22:20
2018 | EPUB | 14.03MB
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling.
There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are:
- Quick Things – including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book;
- Into The Woods – including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot;
- Around The House – including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks;
- Cork Creations – including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool;
- Ornamental Carving – including a boat, a deer and a spinning top;
- Kitchen Carving – including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower;
- The Natural World – including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree.
The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques.
Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.