Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing

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North Light Books, Sep 15, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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In logical progression, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing examines the basic techniques of this ancient and accessible craft: fabricating, surface treatments, joining, finishing, stone setting, chain making, mechanisms, and casting. It is illustrated throughout with clear demonstration photos, Mr. McCreight's beautifully rendered drawings, and examples of exceptional contemporary jewelry.
This relaxed yet thorough introduction to the skills of metalworking is a fully revised, expanded and updated edition of Tim McCreight's popular guide for novice metalworkers. As both a fresh presentation of fundamental techniques and a portfolio of the finest contemporary design, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing is an instant classic in its own right.
  

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A professional metalsmith and teacher well known as the author of a standard text, The Complete Metalsmith (Davis, 1991. rev. ed.), McCreight offers a lavishly illustrated guide to techniques. As ... Read full review

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Great starter book if you are looking to get into metals! Read full review

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Contents

CUTTING BENDING
8
PATTERN TEXTURE CONTOUR
20
FUSING SOLDERING
32
COLD JOINING
42
FINISHING PATINAS
52
STONE SETTING
68
MECHANISMS CHAINS
84
CASTING
102
APPENDICES
117
Index
140
Acknowledgments
143
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About the author (1997)

Tim McCreight is currently head of the Department of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the Maine College of Art, in Portland.

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