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Sherri Haab

jewelry inspirations

Techniques and Designs from the Artist’s Studio

Sherri Haab

Watson-Guptill Publications / New York


Introduction:

Living a Creative Life

8

Inspiration Fall into Winter

62

Polymer Clay Acorn Charms

64

Winter Solstice Charm Exchange Bracelet

68

In the Studio

Contents

Developing Creativity and Inspiration

Collections

A Place of My Own

16

Inspiration Fairy Tales and Flowers

74

Organized Chaos

16

Resin Clay Flower Bracelets

76

Looking Back to Think Ahead

19

Fairy-Tale Bubble Necklace

80

Creating Idea Notebooks

20

Taking and Teaching Classes

21

Inspiration Beads, Buttons, and Charms

84

Antique Button Pendants

86

Lucite Flower Bracelets

89

Vintage Glass Bead Earrings

92

Jewelry-Making Techniques Basic Wireworking

22

Tools and Supplies

22

Cascading Violet Crystal and Pearl Earrings 94

Working with Jump Rings

23

Briolette Stone Earrings with Bead Accents 96

Making a Wrapped-Wire Loop

23

Wrapped-Wire Briolette Bead Earrings

Headpins and Eye Pins

24

Cracker Jack Charm Bracelet

Mixing Epoxy Resin Clay

24

Image Transfers

25

Blast from the Past

2-Part Silicone Mold Putty

26

Inspiration Just One Word: Plastics

106

Mixing Resin

26

Rock ’n’ Roll Shrink Art Necklaces

108

Firing Metal Clay

28

Resin Heart Pendants

111

Patinas for Metal

29

Knots

30

Inspiration Getting Groovy with Fiber

114

Stick-Woven Fiber Bracelet

116

Memories

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Spool Knit Wire Bracelet

120

Inspiration By the Sea

34

Viking Knit Wire Bracelet

126

Sea Urchin Rings

36

Braided Handkerchief Bracelet

130

Pacific Ocean Beaded Necklace

38

Braided Macrame Ribbon Bracelet

132

Sea Glass Image Pendants

42

Hobbies Inspiration Family Heirlooms

44

Inspiration What’s Cooking?

136

Keepsake Photo Necklace

46

Sweet Treats Polymer Clay Charm Bracelet

138

Metal Clay Cookie Mold Pendant

142

Monogram and Silhouette Brass

Charm Bracelet

49

Seasons Inspiration Happy Halloween

54

Creepy Creature Papier-Mâché Pins

56

Halloween Button Necklace

58

Inspiration Gardening Botanicals

146

Etched Copper Botanical Bracelet

148

Metal Clay Molded Bee Pendant

154

Contributors

158

Resources

158

Index

160


Introduction:

Living a Creative Life

8

Inspiration Fall into Winter

62

Polymer Clay Acorn Charms

64

Winter Solstice Charm Exchange Bracelet

68

In the Studio

Contents

Developing Creativity and Inspiration

Collections

A Place of My Own

16

Inspiration Fairy Tales and Flowers

74

Organized Chaos

16

Resin Clay Flower Bracelets

76

Looking Back to Think Ahead

19

Fairy-Tale Bubble Necklace

80

Creating Idea Notebooks

20

Taking and Teaching Classes

21

Inspiration Beads, Buttons, and Charms

84

Antique Button Pendants

86

Lucite Flower Bracelets

89

Vintage Glass Bead Earrings

92

Jewelry-Making Techniques Basic Wireworking

22

Tools and Supplies

22

Cascading Violet Crystal and Pearl Earrings 94

Working with Jump Rings

23

Briolette Stone Earrings with Bead Accents 96

Making a Wrapped-Wire Loop

23

Wrapped-Wire Briolette Bead Earrings

Headpins and Eye Pins

24

Cracker Jack Charm Bracelet

Mixing Epoxy Resin Clay

24

Image Transfers

25

Blast from the Past

2-Part Silicone Mold Putty

26

Inspiration Just One Word: Plastics

106

Mixing Resin

26

Rock ’n’ Roll Shrink Art Necklaces

108

Firing Metal Clay

28

Resin Heart Pendants

111

Patinas for Metal

29

Knots

30

Inspiration Getting Groovy with Fiber

114

Stick-Woven Fiber Bracelet

116

Memories

98 100

Spool Knit Wire Bracelet

120

Inspiration By the Sea

34

Viking Knit Wire Bracelet

126

Sea Urchin Rings

36

Braided Handkerchief Bracelet

130

Pacific Ocean Beaded Necklace

38

Braided Macrame Ribbon Bracelet

132

Sea Glass Image Pendants

42

Hobbies Inspiration Family Heirlooms

44

Inspiration What’s Cooking?

136

Keepsake Photo Necklace

46

Sweet Treats Polymer Clay Charm Bracelet

138

Metal Clay Cookie Mold Pendant

142

Monogram and Silhouette Brass

Charm Bracelet

49

Seasons Inspiration Happy Halloween

54

Creepy Creature Papier-Mâché Pins

56

Halloween Button Necklace

58

Inspiration Gardening Botanicals

146

Etched Copper Botanical Bracelet

148

Metal Clay Molded Bee Pendant

154

Contributors

158

Resources

158

Index

160


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Lucite Flower Bracelets My love of color and floral design inspired these designs. The Lucite flower beads used in this project have sharp details and vibrant colors that make these collectible pieces appealing. Lucite is a plastic that was beads were combined to create these colorful retro-style bracelets. You can find Lucite charms and flowers at antique fairs and from online auction sites, as well as in some bead shops.

4. To attach the button to a chain, open a jump ring with

chain-nose pliers and attach the button to the chain.

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5. Close the jump ring (see directions on page 23 ). 6. Add beads to embellish the chain, using head pins to

attach the beads to the chain. Form a loop at the end of each head pin with round-nose pliers. Attach the loop to the chain and twist the wire around the base of the loop to secure. Clip off the excess wire with wire clippers. 7. Optional: To add a bead dangle to the bottom of the

button, add beads to a head pin and form a loop at the top of the head pin to attach it through the hole at the base of the button. Using round-nose pliers, twist the end of the head pin around the base of the formed loop after attaching the wire to the button. Clip off the excess wire. Add a clasp with chain-nose pliers to finish after cutting the wire to the desired length.

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developed by Dupont in 1937. It can be clear, tinted with color, or opaque. Collected flower shapes and


Lucite Flower Bracelets SUPPLIES Lucite plastic flowers with holes in

Head pins

Round-nose pliers

the center of each

Charm bracelet chain with clasp

Wire clippers

Round beads, glass or plastic

Chain-nose pliers

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a series of flower clusters

the flowers. Make stacked designs with larger pieces on

on head pins for the chain. Attach each cluster by

the bottom and either one or two smaller flowers placed

attaching the formed loop to the chain.

on top. Arrange them along a charm bracelet chain to create a pleasing composition.

5. Finish each loop by twisting the end of the wire of the

head pin around the base of the loop.

2. Slide a bead onto a head pin for the center of the flower

or use a decorative head pin for the center. After the bead is added, thread the flower pieces onto the head pin.

6. Clip off the excess wire and tuck the end of the wire in

with the tip of the chain-nose pliers. Add extra beads if desired along the chain to add bulk to the bracelet. Use

3. Form a loop on the back with the wire using round-nose

the round-nose and chain-nose pliers to attach the beads

pliers. This loop will be used to attach the flower cluster

in the same manner as you attached the flowers.

to the chain. Leave the loop open for now.

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Collections 91 Beads, Buttons, and Charms

1. Arrange clusters of coordinating color combinations for


Lucite Flower Bracelets SUPPLIES Lucite plastic flowers with holes in

Head pins

Round-nose pliers

the center of each

Charm bracelet chain with clasp

Wire clippers

Round beads, glass or plastic

Chain-nose pliers

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a series of flower clusters

the flowers. Make stacked designs with larger pieces on

on head pins for the chain. Attach each cluster by

the bottom and either one or two smaller flowers placed

attaching the formed loop to the chain.

on top. Arrange them along a charm bracelet chain to create a pleasing composition.

5. Finish each loop by twisting the end of the wire of the

head pin around the base of the loop.

2. Slide a bead onto a head pin for the center of the flower

or use a decorative head pin for the center. After the bead is added, thread the flower pieces onto the head pin.

6. Clip off the excess wire and tuck the end of the wire in

with the tip of the chain-nose pliers. Add extra beads if desired along the chain to add bulk to the bracelet. Use

3. Form a loop on the back with the wire using round-nose

the round-nose and chain-nose pliers to attach the beads

pliers. This loop will be used to attach the flower cluster

in the same manner as you attached the flowers.

to the chain. Leave the loop open for now.

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Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations | WatsonGuptill.com

Collections 91 Beads, Buttons, and Charms

1. Arrange clusters of coordinating color combinations for


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