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Design Language

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81.10.215 Design Language $8.95
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Design Language
by Tim McCreight

Design Language brings fresh insight to students and practicing designers by examining the words they use. This compact volume presents 100 keywords with background etymology and commentary. Whether the word is as familiar as "edge" or perhaps new to you like "synesthesia", you'll find yourself moving easily from one entry level to the next, intrigued by the rich layers of meaning you discover. Teachers of design will appreciate the brief, clear and inclusive presentation. The dynamic layout invites notation, making the book a starting point for personal vocabulary, both visual and literal. The stitched binding is tough enough for years of studio use, and the compact size will fit into a toolbox or pocket. Design Language understands that a book can't teach design. Instead, it helps people learn by using vocabulary to explore style, form and composition. Hard cover, 4" x 7", 188 pages.


Indian Designs

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81.10.131 Indian Designs - Asch $5.95
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Indian Designs
by Connie Asch

Indian Designs features a collection of Native American designs which are intended primarily for use by silversmiths, but which are adaptable to may other arts and crafts. Featured are numerous geometric motifs and designs as well as design incorporating traditional Indian renderings of birds, turtles, lizards, corn, fish, waves, tracks and paw prints, bison, deer, sheep, spiders and dragonflies, Kachina and sun symbols, snakes, bear, and more. These designs may be traced, photocopied, enlarged, reduced or cut directly from the book. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 64 pages.


Indian Designs

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81.10.130 Indian Designs - Villasenor $8.95
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Indian Designs
by David and Jeanm Villasenor

Indian Designs presents authentic Southwestern Indian designs and motifs such as rain birds, turtles, ceremonial figures, dear, quail, thunderbirds, water birds, Kachinas, dragonflies, flute players, sun symbols, fish, grasshoppers, goats, parrots, rams, lizards, snakes, bison, and bear. These designs are adaptations from the rich fabric of Indian designs of the Greater Southwest which have been taken out of context from pottery, basketry, and ceremonials. They are suitable for incorporation in jewelry, quilts and stitchery, beadwork, painting, crafts projects and multiple other uses. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 49 pages.


Southwest Indian Designs

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81.10.186 Southwest Indian Designs $6.95
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Southwest Indian Designs
With Some Explanations
by Mark Tomas Bahti

From petroglyphs to modern Native American art, decorative designs have played an important role in expressing the ideas and beliefs of those who have made the American Southwest their home for thousands of years. The prehistoric Hohokam and Mimbres people used design motifs in rock art and pottery while the present day Hopi and Navajo use them in arts and crafts today. Although many of the symbols and patterns found on pottery, basketry, rugs and jewelry have histories and meanings assigned to them, many do not. Southwest Indian Designs is an attempt to answer some of the more commonly asked questions and to provide valuable insight into those designs that do not have specific meanings. Included are symbols and explanations of Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, Tewa, Acoma, Mimbres and Hohokam designs. The author has recreated close to 200 symbols and their variations making this an invaluable guide to those interested in the art, history and culture of the Indians of the southwest.


Channel Jewelry Patterns Basic B-2

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81.10.125 Channel Jewelry Patterns Basic B-2 $4.95
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Channel Jewelry Patterns Basic B-2
by Robert E. Tims

Channel Jewelry Patterns Basic B-2 contains simpler channel patterns suitable for beginning channel jewelry makers and smaller pieces of jewelry. Included in this volume are 13 patterns including a geometric buckle, three abstract pendants, two owls, abstract earrings, a four leaf clover, a Mexican figure, a butterfly on mushroom, a duck, a musical note, and an abstract bola slide. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages.


Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-1

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81.10.126 Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-1 $5.95
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Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-1
by Robert E. Tims

Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-1 contains simpler channel patterns suitable for intermediate to advanced channel jewelry makers and medium to larger size pieces of jewelry. Included in this volume are 13 patterns including a floral necklace, a peacock, a rose bud, a bird, a cat, a geometric bola slide and cord tips, a rose, an owl, bird earrings, a thunderbird, a stag, and an eagle. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages.


Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-2

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81.10.127 Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-2 $5.95
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Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-2
by Robert E. Tims

Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-2 contains channel patterns suitable for intermediate to advanced channel jewelry makers and medium to larger size pieces of jewelry. Included in this volume are 13 patterns including a trout, a thunderbird, a geometric belt buckle, a hummingbird, a cardinal, a quail, a roadrunner, an owl, a parrot, an abstact pendant, a peakcock, a rose, and a kachina. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages.


Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-3

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81.10.128 Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-3 $5.95
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Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-3
by Robert E. Tims

Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-3 contains channel patterns suitable for intermediate to advanced channel jewelry makers and medium to larger size pieces of jewelry. Included in this volume are 13 patterns including two birds, a ram, a parrot, a rose, an elephant, an Indian, an abstract necklace, two abstract belt buckles, a panda, a swan, and a thunderbird. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages.


Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-4

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81.10.129 Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-4 $5.95
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Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-4
by Robert E. Tims

Channel Jewelry Patterns Intermediate I-4 contains channel patterns suitable for intermediate to advanced channel jewelry makers and medium to larger size pieces of jewelry. Included in this volume are 13 patterns including two horses, an abstract pendant, owl earrings, a ram, a goldfish, a hummingbird, a squirrel, a sea horse pin, a geometric buckle, a duck, a pair of love birds and a dog.. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages.


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