Unexpected Findings

Get ready to look at jewelry findings in completely different ways! Join author Michelle Mach and explore fashionable jewelry designs that use findings in new and innovative ways.
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Get ready to look at jewelry findings in a whole new way!

Uncover unexpected and stylish ways to showcase jewelry findings as centerpieces in a variety of inspiring jewelry projects in Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components, a must-have book by Michelle Mach.

Together with ten of the jewelry community's most popular designers - Lorelei Eurto, Jamie Hogsett, Denise Yezbak Moore, Erin Prais-Hintz, Molly Schaller, Erin Siegel, Erin Strother, Barb Switzer, Andrew Thorton and Cindy Wimmer - Michelle takes a nontraditional look at everyday jewelry findings and discovers creative, innovative ways to use them. As you flip through the more than 50 projects in Unexpected Findings, you're sure to say, "That's so clever!" time and again. You'll learn how bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more. Glean great tips for modifying commercial findings with patinas, beads, hammering, and painting too. Designs include necklaces, bracelet, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry.

No matter your skill level, you'll fall in love with uncovering new ways to use these often overlooked elements. Leather, buttons, filigree, eye pins, washers, and other components can easily become fashionable jewelry designs with basic jewelry making techniques like stringing, wirework and basic metalsmithing.

With Unexpected Findings, you'll never look at jewelry findings the same way again! The possibilities are endless.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 14BD04
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 144
ISBN 13 9781620336007
Author/Designer Michelle Mach
Difficulty Level Beginner
Customer Reviews (3)
Great ideas & so creative
I really like this book. It gives you great ideas, great photos, and inspiration how to use leftovers and items that weren't what you expected, and can now turn those jewelry items into creative components.
The second reviewer above entitled "terrible" probably needs to take a basic jewelry stringing class or she is so upset by not accomplishing what the authors and designers of this book accomplished that she a gave terrible review.
Review by Joan (Posted on 4/16/2018)
Stretch your creativity!
I throughly enjoyed this book as it opened my mind to the possibilities for creating a unique and personal style in my jewelry pieces. Not only does it show the finished pieces but offers the techniques to carry your designs to a new level. I've been designing and making jewelry for over 15 years and found it to be well written with many contributors! Kudos to the author! Review by Pamela (Posted on 8/20/2017)
I have been an artist, writer, editor, publisher for 50 years. This is the most horrible book I have ever seen. It lists the ingredients, but never tells you just how to cook them into something edible...even the short hype video shows me more about how the findings can be made into something usable. Review by Janetmarie (Posted on 7/25/2015)
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