Arts & Crafts
THE ART OF COSTUME JEWELRY
This book introduces the reader to new tendencies in jewelry making, which incline toward pieces for personal adornment made from economical and even recycled materials while combining these with fine materials and adopting approaches that use a variety of technical possibilities.
This book combines the presentation of very different materials with a variety of techniques for working with them and shows the finishing processes up until the piece is completed. Some techniques are very ancient and have been rescued from oblivion and are now done used present-day tools, combined with other materials and applied with a modern esthetic sensibility. Others show how new materials are worked with and the plastic advantages they offer.