Finding Style – How to Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components
Reviewed by Cindi Bisson
I am a long-term fan of Irina Miech’s wearable artwork. I always find her books informative and inspiring, and her instructions achievable. Finding Style – How to Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components by Irina Miech is no exception. Irina begins with giving you a guide, complete with color photos, which I personally find helpful as someone who is not advanced in jewelry making, of many tools and findings. Then she shows you a variety of very useful techniques, again with color photos to guide you through the clear instructions, including making your own domed caps and bases. Irina shows the reader how to combine many jewelry making components like two-part rivets, filigree bezels, locking crimps, texture hammers, stamps and flat leather to make truly unique pieces of wearable art. The projects included cover a variety of styles, but each has great details and eye-pleasing combinations of components. Irina’s supply lists for each project is thorough, and her instructions are clear and easy to follow, and have helpful full color photos to help guide you through the process. Rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants – in styles varying from clean and simple to quite detailed and delicate – there is a project for almost anyone in Finding Style – How to Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components and I am glad to have it is a part of my library of jewelry-making books.
Finding Style – How to Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components by Irina Miech, is published by Kalmbach Publishing –www.kalmbach.com/books – Paperback, 95 pages. MSRP is $21.99