An accessible and easy to use guide to the principles and elements of jewelry design, this resource helps jewelry makers of all skill levels to take their designs from good to great. Instructor and expert Loretta Lam offers guidance on working with a wide array of materials, along with exercises to help you explore new design concepts before applying them to your work directly. Dozens of stunning examples from designers around the world help to inspire anyone looking for a new source of creativity. Learn how to discover your personal inspiration and process; master the use of the design elements and principles; establish a design hierarchy and find your voice; draw on the inestimable value of critique; and more. You will keep this book close at hand and pick it up time and again for inspiration and as an essential reference.
Loretta Lam is an award winning artist and well known studio jeweler whose work is found in fine galleries and top art fairs nationwide. Loretta has a BFA in silversmithing and has been working in polymer since 1999. Loretta is an internationally recognized teacher ad speaker who regularly presents workshops in jewelry design and technique. Her work has been showcased in many books and magazines, and has been included in numerous prestigious exhibitions including CraftForms International, the Smithsonian Craft Show, and Artistar Jewels International, Milan. Loretta lives and works in Carmel, New York.

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