Making Designer Freshwater Pearl Jewelry: Techniques and by Nicole Noelle Sherman

By Nicole Noelle Sherman

All through time, humans were interested and bewitched by means of the pearl; its luster, purity, and perfection. it's been featured in jewellery seeing that early civilization and has decorated kings and queens, first women, and picture stars. the facility of pearls is their awesome skill to bestow upon the wearer a feeling of puzzle, splendor, and beauty. In modern type, the technical skill to create new pearl kinds in a cheap demeanour has generated an pleasure approximately probabilities of freshwater pearl jewellery. Pearls usually are not merely to be had in vintage around and glistening white shape, yet in a number of unique and gorgeous colours and shapes. the recognition of the pearl in model hasn't ever been better. this can be the 1st jewelry-making e-book enthusiastic about pearls - now not in simple terms visible at church and weddings. The tasks variety from informal layout to bohemian and vintage kinds, to certain signature items in modern kinds. Chapters conceal the improvement of pearls as a cloth, their care, right stringing suggestions, an illustrated recommendations part, sixteen tasks and diversifications, plus a different part on developing jewellery for brides, mom of the bride, and as marriage ceremony get together add-ons and presents.

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This very important feature comes in two basic styles: soft and stiff. The one you choose may in part depend upon whether you are gluing or sewing. indd 28 (Text) (Fogra 39)Job:05-41209 Title:CPI-The Ultimate Sock Puppet Book #175 Dtp:225 Page:28 18/5/14 5:09 pm 18/5/14 5:06 pm 001-144_412 001-144_412 M at e r i a l s • ruler or tape measure • chalk, pen, or fine marker • sharp craft scissors • 51⁄2" (14 cm) circle in felt color of choice • Soft Mouth stencil, page 132 or 133 • stickpins • sewing materials directions 1 Place the sock flat (vertically) 2 with the underside facing up.

Some eyes are made from stacking flat felt or fabric pieces. Others utilize three-dimensional elements. They can be as simple as a pair of buttons, or you can create more complicated versions by combining felt or foam with pompoms to make eyes that pop up. Whatever style you choose, for optimal eye contact, certain guidelines universally apply (page 45). stAcked eyes There are many ways to create a sock puppet’s eyes. If you begin with a flat eye base, you can build it up by stacking layers on top to add depth.

If you keep the guide hugging the edge, you will have a neat, even, professional-looking seam when you are done. u Thread color can be a fun, creative component of your design. When utilizing the doubled and appliquéd techniques, in particular, experiment by using one color for the top thread, which will appear on the front of your piece, and a different color for the bobbin thread, which will show on the back. 36 Th e U lT i maT e S oc k P U PP e T B oo k u It is possible to utilize a flatbed sewing machine for most, but not all, applications; however, a free arm or post machine is recommended because it will reduce the need to be constantly pulling your sock out of the way of the needle.

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