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Plexi Class: Cutting-Edge Projects In Plastic [Paperback]

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 27, 2008
Publisher   North Light Books
ISBN  1600610617  
EAN  9781600610615  
UPC  035313643439  

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A collection of twenty-five projects is presented in this step-by-step guide to making wonderful craft items, such as necklaces, earrings, and a box purse, out of clear vinyl, Plexiglas, and shrink plastic. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rice Freeman-Zachery is an artist and writer whose clothes, dolls and jewelry have been featured in shops and galleries in New Orleans, Taos, Albuquerque, Tacoma and Seattle, and whose art has been featured in Lynne Perrella's "Artists' Journals & Sketchbooks" and Terry Taylor's "Altered Art". She writes artist profiles for "Art Doll Quarterly", "Belle Armoire", "Legacy", "Somerset Life" and "Somerset Studio", and her two books, "Stamp Artistry" (Quarry, Nov. '03) and "New Techniques for Wearable Art" (Quarry, Sept. '04), feature her own art and that of other mixed-media artists.

Tonia Davenport was born in 1969.

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Plexi Class  Oct 6, 2008
I Viewed the book on line and thought it was the same one I had looked at in person at a local book store, the picture cover was the same. Then I looked
to see if you had it. I thought it was the same. Now that I have the book, the cover is different from the one pictured on line and the projects are also different from the one I had looked at here. The projects are more jewelry and less praticial than the book I wanted. It does show me the basic
things needed to cut and use the plexi glass. The instructions are easy to follow and understand, it is a good book for someone wanting to make jewelry, pocketbooks and other accesories.
Cutting edge -NOT  Jun 29, 2008
I was so disappointed when I finally received this book! It's a cool looking book, but way too simplistic. The projects are similar and basic, such as using clear plastic shapes in charm bracelets! Where are the colored plexi creations? Where are the heated, bent or formed projects? Where are the bonded, drilled, shaped, colored, layered, real "cutting edge" projects?

It should have been named something like "Beginning Projects with Simple Plastic Shapes" --I would have known what to expect and given it a higher rating in that case.
Enchanting!  Jun 26, 2008
Plexi Class-Cutting Edge Projects in Plastic
Tonia Davenport
North Light Books
June 2008

I happen to like books. In fact, I actually love them. I would far prefer a good book to a TV show any day of the week. I'm rather particular about my books. I don't review a book unless I can say without hesitation that it's worth your time to buy it. I highly recommend Plexi Class-Cutting Edge Projects in Plastic by Tonia Davenport. Ms. Davenport has created a fantastic book on how to get started using Plexiglas in your jewelry and artwork. She covers everything succinctly and with total clarity and she makes the sorts of projects that inspire you to race out and give a new material a whirl. That's no small feat. Everything about the book from the clever sheer plastic cover to the punny title to the beautiful designs to the easy to follow instructions to the gorgeous layout and photography all invites the reader in to explore freely. I felt as if I were having high tea with an artist who has a true passion for her medium and that she was kind enough to share with me all of the things she'd discovered on her creative journey.

I found all of the designs to be absolutely enchanting. Usually when you look at a craft title, perhaps you like some of the designs or you see things that spark ideas for you but maybe aren't your style, but this book was filled from start to finish with designs I not only loved but I would buy if I saw them at a retail store. I have never seen any designs quite like these, which makes them unique and exciting. I fell madly in love with the Show and Tell Purse, which reminded me of the wonderful vintage Lucite bags from the early 1950s. The Knotted Nautical Necklace which looks like a tiny tide pool was another favorite. The Heart on a String, with its rustic stitched wire center, resonated with this girl who has had her heart broken more than a time or too

This isn't just a craft book, it's an art tutorial and it is a book that won't gather dust on my book shelf. What North Light does brilliantly is to create books for the novice that aren't cheesy or lightweight. They have substance and they have style. Their books stand out because they're detailed, easy to follow and they aren't pretentious or off putting. When I read a craft book, I want to feel as if the author is sharing something they truly love with me and not as if I'm being lectured or condescended to. Ms. Davenport has created a wonderful beginner's guide to designing with plastic that is totally thorough but utterly lacking in pretense. I'm very excited to explore this book further in my studio and delighted that Ms. Davenport has so generously shared her secrets with us. I think you will be too!

Margot Potter
The Impatient Crafter(tm)
Author The Impatient Beader Series

Inspiration for Mixed Media and Jewelry Artists  Jun 26, 2008
Author Tonia Davenport was at MakerFaire in Austin in October 2007 where I saw her demonstrating her techniques. I've been waiting for this book to come out and I'm really pleased it.

Plexiglas and Lucite are great materials to work with and this book offers solid instruction in basics. This is a great book for those who want to learn to work with these plastics.

The book is visual pleasing, with a good layout and clear pictures. "Plexi Pointers" provide interesting additional information on alternate techniques or ideas.

Most of the projects involve jewelry or wearable items like hair clips and pins. Those who are beginners at jewelry making won't find instructions here on making loops or attaching findings, but you will learn how to work the plastics. I was glad to see that the author stuck to shaping and manipulating the Plexiglas, leaving more room for projects.

This book will interest both jewelry designers and mixed media artists looking for a different medium. One of the great things about working with this medium is that it requires only a few inexpensive tools to get started. Many artists will already have the tools; the only one I'm going to have to purchase is a cutter to score the Plexiglas.

My favorite projects are the solo exhibition earrings, the purse, and the notebook cover.

My only disappointment in the book was that the gallery didn't show items in more detail. They are shown life-sized. I'd like a couple of close-ups.

Rev up your jewelry making skills with a new medium  Jun 23, 2008
I've been making my own jewelry for about five years. After learning how to string beads and execute beginning techniques, I took a college course in metalsmithing. While it was fun to learn professional-level skills, it's frankly a lot of work and very expensive, especially with the cost of sterling silver these days!

Tonia Davenport has taken a seldom-used material in jewelry making and made it accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced beaders. If you're interested in metalsmithing, this is not the book for you. But if you are a crafter who loves to try new skills, make cute things that you and your friends will enjoy wearing and playing with a new material that won't break your budget, Plexi Class is a wonderful book to add to your collection.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tonia's designs. While they are minimalist in style, they are not simplistic in skill or quality. They are projects just about anyone can complete with a little practice.

While I've played with acrylic as a medium in scrapbooking, it never dawned on me to see the plastic with fresh eyes and adapt it to my jewelry toolbox. I'm really looking forward to digging through my scraps to make some cool projects, like her Beachcomber Earrings, or her Lack of Concentration Bracelet.

The other fun thing about the book is that it's not just jewelry. Tonia includes projects to make picture frames, hair ties, book covers and night lights. The best thing about this book is you can tell the author is really excited about what she's doing. Her love of acrylic shines through and her enthusiasm is contagious.

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