Other books byJ. Marsha Michler
The Yarn Garden
30 Knits Using Plant-Based Fibers
Pick a bouquet of beautiful projects from The Yarn Garden. Discover the joys of working with plant-based yarns! From traditional favorites like cotton and linen to more exotic choices such as nettle and hemp, plant-based yarns are a joy to knit with and offer many unique benefits. If you want to knit sweaters (and wear sweaters!) year-round, plant-based yarns are perfect for warm-weather knitting. Plant-based yarns also boast a wide range of weights and textures, so it's easy to bring a new twist to your knits. If you want to make projects that are eco-friendly and animal-product free, you'll find what you're looking for here. The Yarn Garden includes: more than 30 beautiful patterns for garments and accessories for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels. helpful information about plant-based yarns, including how they are manufactured and their characteristics. everything you'll need to know to create and care for projects made with plant-based yarns and enjoy them throughout every season. Pick up some needles and some plant-based yarns and find out how beautifully your yarn garden can grow.
Bead & Wire Art Jewelry
Techniques & Designs for all Skill Levels
Fashion Beads and Wire into Stunning Jewelry Jewelry artists look no further, Bead & Wire Art Jewelry is THE resource you need to bring together two of your favorite mediumsbead and wire. From simple stringing to extensive wirework, author J. Marsha Michler's detailed, step-by-step instructions will show you how to create over 50 stunning pieces of jewelry. Learn techniques including stringing, stitching, jigwork and loomwork, and even learn to make your own findings. From easy to advanced, you will find a project to suit your skill level and tastes. This inspirational book features: 50+ easy, intermediate and advanced jewelry projects A variety of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces Variations to inspire your creativity
The Art of Wire
Creative Techniques for Designer Jewelry
Learn how to turn wire working into an art! Wire working only requires a few simple tools, but it provides endless opportunities to create artful jewelry. Whether you are new to jewelry making or a seasoned artist, wire is a medium rich in possibility. J. Marsha Michler, the author of Bead & Wire Art Jewelry, takes wire working to a new level inside these pages. Open The Art of Wire and discover: An extensive technique section that introduces you to wire working through step-by-step photos and instructions. Learn the ins and outs of working with wire as well as how to create your own unique and beautiful findings to personalize your jewelry. Five chapters, each focusing on a different wire-working technique. Learn how hammering, wrapping, filigree, crochet and dowel knitting can be used to transform your jewelry. Over 30 beautiful jewelry projects including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches. Wrap, hammer, coil, curl, twist, dowel knit, and crochet your way through the pages of The Art of Wire to make your own fabulous, one-of-a-kind creations.