Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a jewelry designer named Cynthia Thorton. When Cynthia was not busy creating whimsical pieces for her line Green Girl Studios she was busy day dreaming of fairies and nymphs. If you think a book a review written like a fairy tale is different, try a jewelry how-to book written like one.
Part fantasy and part instructional Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More is an interesting and different concept for a book. The book is not only your typical jewelry project book filled with lush photographs it is also a peak into authors Cynthia Thorton’s journal filled with her own drawings and watercolor illustrations. If you love a good Renaissance Festival or if you saw Avatar on opening weekend you are going to want this book for the illustrations alone.
Even without the pretty pictures and unusual theme this book has a lot of good jewelry making information. The Woodland Wings Necklace is my favorite project in the book. The wings made from tissue paper not only covers working with resin but also wire wrapping. Metal Clay has always been a medium that has perplexed me a bit so I was interested in the Dogwood and Urban Fairy Necklace. Shrink plastic, polymer clay, stamping – you name it this book covers it. Probably not for the novice jewelry designer, but for those ready to venture into more unfamiliar mixed media territory Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More will help you on that journey.
So today we are giving away a copy of Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More. All you have to do is leave me a comment about why you want a copy of this book.