Jan 28, 2021
French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, ButtonsBaubles
Posted by Kaari Meng

Celebrated designer Kaari Meng owner of the Hollywood based store, French General invites beaders along to learn all about her distinctive French flea market style Meng s projects charm with their vintage flair and feminine beauty, yet all require very little experience to make Follow Kaari as she digs through her vast personal archives of classic beads and creates uniquCelebrated designer Kaari Meng owner of the Hollywood based store, French General invites beaders along to learn all about her distinctive French flea market style Meng s projects charm with their vintage flair and feminine beauty, yet all require very little experience to make Follow Kaari as she digs through her vast personal archives of classic beads and creates unique pieces along the way she teaches all the basic techniques, from simple wirework to bezel setting, and explains how to build a bead collection, develop a palette, and get exquisite results from easy to find reproduction beads All the chapters are organized by places of inspiration throughout the French countryside, each with its own color scheme and special necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and hair ornaments to craft.

  • Title: French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, ButtonsBaubles
  • Author: Kaari Meng
  • ISBN: 9781600590962
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • French Inspired Jewelry Creating with Vintage Beads ButtonsBaubles Celebrated designer Kaari Meng owner of the Hollywood based store French General invites beaders along to learn all about her distinctive French flea market style Meng s projects charm with their vin

    Diane

    A shining example that people will buy anything for any amount of money.I did like aspects of some of the jewelry but found most of them over designed and produced with cheap brass findings If you are going to the trouble to dig around in European warehouses to find antique buttons and beads you should be able to manage gold filled or vermeil chains and clasps The materials deserve it.


    Krista

    This is probably one of the most beautiful jewelry books that I ve read Really lovely design for the photos The author is all about vintage beads etc, which are well out of my price range but the colors are great Some designs are a little too fru fru, but some great ideas.


    Joan

    Did enjoy the pictures but it really didn t do much for me after that Lots of things made with buttons and I just didn t think I would actual wear or use most of the projects shown Great to check out of the library but not to have, at least for me.


    Molly

    Even though I don t make jewelry, I liked this book Great photos


    Laural Winter

    This book is visually stunning and has great projects I will buy a copy Any of Kaari Meng s books are beautiful to see Check her out


    Karen

    A beautiful book, offering lots of ideas on creating beautiful and original jewelry Ms Meng has a real eye for color and style, and a great working knowledge of vintage finds for jewelry.


    Gayla Pappenfoht

    If only I could get myself into making jewelry like this how wonderful


    Libraryla2

    great book.


    Marian

    Beautiful picture collages of the projects, a treat for the artist and the jeweler



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