The Jeweler's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials

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Quarry Books, Feb 1, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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Master the art and craft of metal jewelry making in your own home studio!

Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and -- with the right tools -- can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time.

Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come.

  • Invites you into the world of the home jewelry artist, from workbench to gallery
  • Teaches fundamental jewelry-making techniques -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and more -- in full-color photographs
  • Illustrates the steps for crafting twenty beautiful pieces of metalwork jewelry, including rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants
  • Features gallery-quality jewelry from dozens of contributing artists

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About the author (2009)

Brandon Holschuh has been a jeweler for nearly 20 years and maintains an active jeweler's studio in Concord Township, Ohio. He is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, The American Craft Council and the Society of Arts and Crafts. An accomplished exhibitor, winning numerous awards and merits, he maintains a demanding, year-round show schedule. In between shows, he teaches the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication to students in small class groups in his studio and holds workshops at nearby art centers. Visit www.brandonholschuh.com for more information.

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