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Â Making Wood Jewelry Southwest Style
Â By Thomas L. Freese Artist, Author and Storyteller
Â Schiffer Publishing, 2010, ISBN # 978-07643-3414-6
Â Nonfiction, paperback, 64 pages, 168 color illustrations
Â Retail: $12.99, ($13.77 with tax, add $5 for shipping)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â Release March 2010!
Making Wood Jewelry Southwest Style
Through wonderful photographs teaching artist Thomas Freese shows how to make the beads, pins and earrings he enjoyed crafting for 25 years.
Making Wood Jewelry Southwest Style is a fun guide to the step by step creation of simple wooden jewelry projects. Visual artist and author Thomas Freese shares his experience in crafting pins and earrings with that most wonderful of natural materialsâ??the wood that grows as trees in our Earth and glows with warmth as harvested and appreciated in natural, wood burned or brightly painted objects of art. From practical safety tips to best tools, design discussion and completed with many project photographs, Making Wood Jewelry Southwest Style outlines the how to, the details and the appreciation of hand crafting in wood. Thomas Freese lived 11 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico and brings his experience as craftsman and teaching artist to share in the joys and practical tips of working with woods to wood burn, inlay stone eyes, re-saw exotic woods, use the rotary and belt sanders, create beads and more.
A step by step guide to making wooden jewelry by Artist Thomas Freese