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Felted Jewelry: 20 Stylish Designs (Lark Jewelry Books) Hardcover – April 1, 2007


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About the Author

Candie Cooper graduated from Purdue University where she received degrees in fine arts and art education. She currently teaches and works as a studio jeweller and designer for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as craft and jewellery-making publications. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Lark Jewelry Books
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579908705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579908706
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Necklace-ology (Lark Books 2012), Metalworking 101 for Beaders (Lark Books 2009), Felted Jewelry (Lark Books 2007), and Designer Needle Felting (Lark Books 2007). Candie is the host for the Public Television series Hands On and has appeared on Beads, Baubles and Jewels. Currently she is an adjunct instructor at Manchester College in the art department. She also teaches creative workshops nationally for adults and is in her third year of teaching via the Honeywell Educational Outreach program which provides children opportunities to explore subjects like feltmaking and jewelry making. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University. For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com and www.craftsforkids.com

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By R. Eberhard on March 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As a felter and teacher I love finding books on one of my favourite media that I can also use as inspiration for my students. If you are a newcomer to this art form then this is definitely a good place to start. Candice Cooper has done a good job of showing the actual process of felting with good instructions and clear photographs.

The book however is for me very basic, it relies almost entirely on embellishments of the felt to create a nice piece, as opposed to using the felt only to create form and design. Beads, crotchet and embroidery are used heavily. Four pieces of flat felt cut in varying sizes, stacked on top of each other and held with a button for putting on a hair clip is just a bit too simplistic, but beginners might be very happy with that idea.

The cover on this book got me in, it is a lovely necklace and I had hoped for more of the same. It was probably the most challenging of all the designs. (For more creativity try Carol Huber Cypher - Hand Felted Jewelry), in fact these two books are good together. Candice's book has the technique, which Carol lacks and vice versa when it comes to variety of design. If you are a felter, I doubt you would find anything here that you don't already know, however it is worth buying simply for the fabulous gallery of work, beautifully photographed.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Apeitos on August 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Handmade Felt can be fabulous or it can be horrid. Okay, I know it all boils down to personal taste, but I was glad to find Candice Cooper's book, Felted Jewelry: 20 Stylish Designs because there are lots of projects here that I like. Even projects that don't appeal to your personal tastes can be tweaked to create something satisfying. The book is rich in quality photographs and great gallery images to inspire you to attempt your own variations of designs beyond the outlined projects. It is solid in technique. Big thumbs up.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Schaller on June 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I'm a beginning felter with jewelry-making experience, and I've come to the conclusion that Felted Jewelry was made just for me! I've used pre-made felt beads in my jewelry, with great success, and was looking for a way to expand my design possibilities when I read Candie Cooper's fun, gorgeous book.

The beginning of Felted Jewelry gives you all the technique information you need to get started felting along with very easy-to-follow images and a ton of creative ways to embellish and alter your felted creations, from stitching to sequins to embedded ephemera.

After I learned these basics and tried a few projects (my first was the Funky Hair Bands for my daughter--she loves them!), I gained the confidence to try my own versions of a few of the breathtaking Gallery projects that are packed into the book. I love these inspiring pieces.

That's the best thing about this book: It's empowering. Felt is such a versatile, forgiving and inexpensive material, that the sky's the limit! And felting has become so popular that I can find the materials I need at the local craft supply store.

Thanks, Candie, for giving me the confidence I need to get felting!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jean Baldridge Yates VINE VOICE on August 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love this SUPER!!!great felting design book, Felted Jewelry, by Candie Cooper!
It opens with a fantastic gallery of felted adornments created by Candie's many friends, to get your inspiration going full tilt right away! How fabulous!
As this is a Lark jewelry book, the photos are of the highest quality. Of course this is the case as well with the photos for the tutorials by Candie which follow. Such a delight to see and to learn from such a lovely and well designed hardback book.

I particularly like it when an author knows what she is talking about, and in addition possesses a great sense of color, wit and design. I look for this in every jewelry book I read, and Candie Cooper is a total winner! I find her tutorials brilliant and stylish.

Models actually show much of the jewery in the book. This is great, in the case of felted pieces, as felt is so textural. It all falls together so well when a model is wearing a pin for example ( I adore the "Flying Heart Brooch"!), or an amazing necklace (like the cover necklace, which is called "Wild Poppy Blooms") or any of the other marvelous projects which Candie teaches. She offers rings, hair ornaments, all sorts of necklaces, pins and brooches (as I mentioned before), and some great earrings and bracelets. I love her "Berry Earrings" whch are so pretty and completely juicy looking, and make the most of the saturated color aspects of felt. I feel the same way about her "Tasseled Seaside Lariat". It is a perfect example of how the author uses her medium with proper color, balance, air and space, and even delicacy to create impact.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Katie Hacker on April 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As a beader and jewelry maker, I'm always looking for new techniques that will enhance my designs. This book does not dissapoint. It delivers tons of info and inspiration. I especially appreciate the clear step-by-steps. I used to be intimidated by felting but Candie has won me over!

What no one has mentioned so far is that this book is a tome. Besides the getting started info and the actual projects, there are tons of sidebars and gallery pieces sprinkled throughout the book, which make it a hefty resource for anyone who's interested in learning about felting or incorporating felting into their jewelry designs.

Full disclosure: I met Candie at an art show and sale where I was drawn to her clever, creative, colorful jewelry. We've been friends ever since. She's a super-talented gal!
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