Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FAVORITE BOOKS: My First Art Jewelry Book


There are books that are dear to your heart... some of them even change your life or give it a new direction. This was my very first book about creative jewelry making... Until then, I had been making beaded jewelry and I loved it -- but I was searching for new ways to express my creativity in new, experimantal ways. I found this book in a bookshop in Berlin one summer back in the 90s... This wonderful book opened a whole new world to me... It was the first time I read about jewelry making as a form of art, and about "jewelry designers" and "jewelry artists". It showed how amazing pieces of jewelry could be made using materials such as polymer clay, fabrics, paper, plastic... and many other "non-precious" materials. I still remember how I would spend hours admiring the dreamy pieces in this book... how I reveled in the amazing colors and shapes! What I was most fascinated with was the discovery that it was actually possible to create a piece from scratch, modeling it with different materials, and giving it a completely unique, one-of-a-kind character. This stuck with me ever since... and my journey never stopped! I still love this book dearly, and even though I have many more creative books now, this is still the one that's dearest to my heart.






15 comments:

SPYRIDOULA said...

It looks wonderfull!I love the jewelry pieces you can make from it!Thanks for sharing this with us!Filakia!

Annuk said...

Thank you Spyridoula! :)
This book has been so inspiring to me! Filakia!

Pinelia said...

I understand what you say about this book!Some books really turn your life and your thoughts in a different direction and then you love them like an old good teacher!

purpleleath said...

It looks amazing!!! I love the way you write about all the things that have touched your heart!!!! Lots of love, Maria & Micra

Annuk said...

Thank you Pinelia! :)
What you said is so beautiful and so true!!!

Maraki mou, thank youuuuu!!! :)
You are such a sweetheart!
Lots of love!

Hilde said...

The book looks interesting and filled with beautiful inspiratonal photos, and I loved reading your post, Anna :) It is true that some books can open a new world to us.

Also thanks for your long and lovely comment on my blog. So glad you liked my photos :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Hilde! :)
I'm so glad you like this post!

Christina said...

It seems to have some beautiful pieces inside! Yes, i believe that books can change our lives!

Annuk said...

Thank you Christina! :)

Marie said...

I believe some books can change our lives! Kisses & hugs my good friend!

Annuk said...

I'm glad you do, Marie! :)
Kisses and hugs to you!!!

Nancy said...

Than you so much for all these little pieces from your life - gems just like your creations :)

Annuk said...

You are so sweet, Nancy!!! :)
Thank you!

Mulberry Whisper said...

No wonder you loved the book. The pieces shown there are beautiful, and it seems that the tutorials are good, so it is a perfect combination of inspiration and tools to create. I am glad you found the book, or maybe it is the book that found you.

Annuk said...

Thank you Eugenie! :)
Hehehe I think it was the book that found me... ;)

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