by Aisha Formanski
Using basic metal punch tools--dots and lines--author Aisha Formanski brings a fresh approach to jewelry-makin. Styles range from direct references to the Mexican folk art that first inspired her, to geometric patterns that resemble tin ceilings or printed fabric, or to designs that look like Japanese sashiko or other embroidery. Aisha focuses on inexpensive metals such as copper, brass and nickel as she shows how to create basic punch designs with just one stamp. She then demonstrates how the same design can be elaborated using two, then three or more different punches. Softcover, 128 pages, 8-1/2"x10-1/4"