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Mountaineer Makerspace: Jewelry


At the Mountaineer Makerspace, you can design and create your own jewelry. We offer options of materials ranging from wire to string, glass to metal, paper to plastic to rubber. The library also offers books on jewelry creation, design, and history you can use for instruction and inspiration. Come make a pin, bracelet, or necklace you can wear anywhere!


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The Jewelry Recipe Book : Transforming Ordinary Materials Into Stylish and Distinctive Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, and Pins

by Nancy Soriano

Call Number: 745.594 SOR


A guide to jewelry-making presents step-by-step instructions for more than one hundred projects that use such base materials as sequins and beads.

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Elegant wire jewelry : contemporary designs & creative techniques

by Kathy Frey

Call Number: 745.5942 FRE


Offers step-by-step directions for making a variety of jewelry pieces from wire using readily available tools and includes tips on becoming comfortable with such techniques as wrapping, coiling, hammering, and looping.

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Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

by Jean Campbell

Call Number: 739.27 CAM

This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.

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The Loomatic's Interactive Guide to the Rainbow Loom

by Suzanne M. Peterson

Call Number: 745.5942 PET

The Loomatic's Guide to the Rainbow Loom is the Official Rainbow Loom Book. This 204 page book contains step-by-step instructions on how to make over 50 rubber band bracelets on the Rainbow Loom. In addition to diagrams & photos, the book uses QR codes that can be scanned with a smart phone or tablet that will take you directly to the Rainbow Loom YouTube channel or to short video clip to help you learn to create your rubber band jewelry and accessories. These videos are produced by Suzanne for Rainbow Loom. Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat while you are looming.

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The New Jewelry: Contemporary Materials & Techniques

by Carles Codina

Call Number: 745.5942 COD

What makes a piece of jewelry special isn't the cost--it's the creativity, novelty, and originality that go into the design. And this imaginative and informative compendium of jewelry-making techniques, packed with more than 700 color images and written by the noted jeweler and instructor Carles Codina, features a range of contemporary alternative materials. From paper, wood, and polymer clay to glass, new metal formats, and plastics, each material receives detailed attention, with the key techniques demonstrated in a single, finished project. Mold and embellish paper clay to create a whimsical brooch. Fold rice paper into a sculptural bracelet. To finish in style, there are six additional items to make that build upon earlier skills, including a necklace of hollow ceramic orbs.

Jewelry Tools and Techniques

Jewelry in Action


Jewelry Tutorials