- 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: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,187,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Decent book but worth less than what I paid for it. Will most likely donate to our library.
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.
If you (like I!) love to learn new things from a friendly and knowlegable expert who is an excellent teacher, an enthusastic person and a really fine designer, who will teach you so much more than is just in the projects listed here--someone who will actually teach you how to felt with only your own imagination stopping you from then on--make sure to get this great book, Felted Jewelry by Candie Cooper!
Felted Jewelry by Candie Cooper is completely wonderful!
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.