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Art of the Buckle
By Mary Emerging, Jim Arndt

A collection of one of the hottest fashion accessories Emmerling and Arndt team up for their fifth book celebrating the art of things people love to collect. Here they bring us fabulous belt buckles from vintage collectibles, trophy buckles, beaded and bejeweled varieties, ranger sets, and classy contemporary designs, all celebrating the fascination with beautiful buckle art. Cowboys and Indians, arrows, horses and longhorns aplenty, sweet hearts, and plenty of other icons decorate these fashionable pieces. And it wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the artists who created them. CHECKOUT THE BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Buckle-Mary-Emmerling/dp/1423632184

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1,000 Jewelry Inspirations
Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains
By Sandra Salamony

A visual catalog for jewelry, bead artists and crafters who will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas at their fingertips to inspire their own projects A showcase of stunning jewelry bits and pieces, "bling" and embellishments, will feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. This second craft collection will offer color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials. One piece of jewelry might have several points of interest to be highlighted: an antique clasp, textured lampwork beads, and intricate knots. CHECKOUT THE BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/000-Jewelry-Inspirations-Baubles-Dangles-ebook/dp/B004PLNSHM

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Art Making & Studio Spaces
Unleash Your Inner Artist: An Intimate Look at 31 Creative Work Spaces
By Lynne Perrella

Art Making and Studio Spaces is a visual studio tour, an opportunity to turn the key and discover the inner workings of artists in their ultra-personal, unique workspaces. The mission of the book is to look inside studios in progress, amidst the throes of the artmaking process, and to investigate the thoughts of the artists within. This book reveals the interplay between artist and studio, and explores how each workspace reflects a different, distinctive creative journey. Photography by Sarah Blodgett, plus contributed photos by some of the artists, combines with personal insights to provide an incomparable studio tour that will inspire you to create your own private work space. Pages from Lynne Perrella’s art journal are included, to give further...

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Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions
By Lynne Perrella

A glimpse into the personal collections and work of 35 major artists. This large format, full-color, inspirational book is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. The gallery-style format allows readers to see what artists collect, and the resulting spectacular artwork they make from it. The book will feature the collections and the artwork of thirty-five major mixed-media artists. The artwork will include journals, assemblages, altered books, as well as jewelry pieces, and detailed descriptions of the materials and techniques used, plus tips and insights into using unusual materials and collections. CHECKOUT THE BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Making-Collections-Obsessions-Exploration-ebook/dp/B004PLNS5Y

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Found Object Art
By Dorothy Spencer

Recycling of found objects is taken to the level of art form is this creative book-an homage to the wondrous world of artists who create extraordinary objects from what were once very ordinary things. Inside are hundreds of examples showing trash transformed into fascinating sculpture, collages, furniture, jewelry, and clothing -- some items functional, some not. Meet the artists who count themselves among an exclusive club of dumpster divers and garbage pickers from all over the United States. And watch as other people's junk finds new life as treasure. This book, and the innovative artisans inside, will profoundly influence the way you view life and its everyday detritus. CHECKOUT THE ARTICLE: https://www.amazon.com/Found-Object-Art-Schiffer-Books/dp/0764314378

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