By Kate Mckinnon
Cutting edge jewellery artist Kate McKinnon takes you on an artistic trip of strategies and tasks within the jewellery Architect as she makes use of various fabrics and instruments to create gallery-quality bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. appealing colour photos and obviously written directions offers you the development blocks to mix wirework, steel clay, beadwork, and standard metalsmithing to create different, wearable artwork pieces.
Learn the best way to mix options and the way to fabricate quite a few elements comparable to clasps, hooks, earring findings, and ring bases to customise your paintings. enjoy Kates signature kind, an earthy melange of steel, beads, and fibers, as you're making sixteen beautiful fashion-forward tasks. furthermore, the jewellery Architect stocks pointers on the simplest how one can strengthen beadwork, bind edges, string elements, shape steel clay ring bands, fuse earrings, create head pins, and rather a lot more.
With the jewellery Architect, you are going to learn the way blending suggestions and media can create art-to-wear jewellery.
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Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy peasy You Will Need One batch of chocolate cupcakes One batch of chocolate buttercream Disposable piping bag Large star piping nozzle size 13 White Mexican modelling paste Yellow, orange and black paste colours Mini chocolate eggs 1. Take the chocolate buttercream and spoon it into a disposable piping bag fitted with a large star piping nozzle. To make the nest, pipe a ring of buttercream around the outside edge of each cupcake leaving the centre clear. 2. Now make the chicks.
Press down gently all over and set aside. When the chocolate has set hard, peel off the backing sheet, leaving the design on the cookie. For a variation, before the chocolate sets, sprinkle white chocolate flakes or red heart sprinkles over the cookie. Leave to set. This looks best if there is a good contrast. 4. Cut lengths of patterned ribbons to approx 30cm (12in). Tie the ribbons around the cookie sticks at the base of the hearts. Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle with scissors. HEART FELT CARD BY DEBBIE PYNE Show your love on Valentine’s Day or a special anniversary with not one but three felt hearts beaded and embellished to make an extra special card.
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