Alchemy : a passion for jewels / Temple St. Clair

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رقم التسجيلة 2427
نوع المادة book
ردمك 9780061198731
رقم الطلب


المؤلف St. Clair, Temple

العنوان Alchemy : a passion for jewels / Temple St. Clair
بيان الطبعة 1st ed
بيانات النشر New York, NY: Collins Design, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
الوصف المادي 222 p : 29 cm ; ill. (chiefly col.)

Southern girl -- Alchemy -- Inspiration -- My life aquatic -- True jewel -- Talismans, amulets, and charms -- Travel and the hunt

المحتويات / النص

- Note to the reader - Southern Girl - Alchemy - Inspiration - My Life aquatic - True Jewel - Talisans, amulets, and charms - Travel and the hunt - Acknowled gments - Credits


A privileged Southern girl with a nomadic spirit and a voracious appetite for history and culture, Temple St. Clair grew up spending summer vacations in Morocco and Bavaria, studied at an international boarding school in Switzerland, and went night diving in Honduras with the son of Jacques Cousteau. In her early twenties, St. Clair landed in Florence, where she completed a master's in Italian literature. In fact, she had no exposure to jewelry making until her visiting mother bought an ancient coin and asked St. Clair to commission a local goldsmith to make a piece of jewelry around it.With an artist's eye for detail and an unwavering esteem for the historic, St. Clair creates one-of-a-kind pieces that combine ancient influences with traditional craftsmanship and contemporary flair. In "Alchemy", she takes readers on an idiosyncratic excursion into the intricate history and craft of jewelry making - from the ancient origins of talismans and charms, to the complicated pursuit of the perfect gemstone - all through the lens of her own fascinating experiences. The result is a mesmerizing and visually stunning book that will appeal to jewelry lovers, artistic dreamers, and anyone who suffers from wanderlust.

المواضيع St. Clair, Temple

المواضيع Jewelry - Design
Jewelers - United States - Biography