Make your own attractive, contemporary pieces of costume jewelry with some of the most versatile of materials. It was conceived as imitation jewelry with non-precious materials. Costume jewelry has since evolved in such a way that the division between it and fine jewelry is becoming less evident. Today costume jewelry is quite fashionable and owes its success to the great range of pieces, the vibrant finishes, and the affordable prices. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, learn how to make various pieces ?rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings ?with enameled copper wire, felt, polymer clay, cloth, and paper. Chapters include a history of costume jewelry, techniques for using each material, tools and materials needed, glossary, and an artist's gallery to inspire your own creative ideas. This book is a great resource for jewelry makers of all levels, costume designers, and anyone who loves and appreciates the art form of jewelry.
Elvira L?ez Del Prado Rivas is a jewelry designer in Barcelona, Spain. She also teaches people how to make costume jewelry.