Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book review: Vintage Revised Jewelry

 
What a fun book this is!  Vintage Revised Jewelry was written by Co-Co Nicole Bush, and published by Cico Books.  Co-Co isn't interested in merely recreating old styles.  Nope.  Her mission: take old things and use them in contemporary ways. 

There are 35 step-by-step projects that will teach you new techniques and inspire you to put your own spin on your pieces by re-purposing the treasures in your own life.  Especially if you are a beginner in the area of recycling and mixed media, I think you will really enjoy this book.

Vintage Revised Jewelry
By * Co-Co Nichole Bush
CICO Books, $21.95; www.cicobooks.com

Photo credit: Photography by Gavin Kingcome


So what techniques are covered?  Here are just a few.  If you are a complete beginner, all the basics are covered, like turning loops, using crimp covers and jump rings, etc.  Co-Co also shows the reader how to turn a pin back into a pendant, reassemble a vintage necklace, and use fold-over crimps with fabric strips that are woven into your treasures.  You'll also learn about attaching charms and achieving visual balance in your designs and incorporating hardware store finds and metal stamping into your pieces. 


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1 comment:

KayzKreationz said...

I love this. It looks like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

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