Jewelry Making Techniques Book

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North Light Books, Nov 15, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Guidebook for blending over 50 simple techniques, such as cutting, forming, soldering, casting and stone-setting with more sophisticated methods for creating eye-catching jewelry. Covers weighing, measuring, tools, decoration, assembly, finishes, fittings and findings along with projects that include mixing metals and stones for a variety of jewelry pieces.
 

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Contents

Basic hand tools
19
Forming and soldering equipment
22
Furnishing a basic studio
25
General studio accessories
27
Specialist equipment
28
Materials
29
Measurements and weights
31
JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUES
Making a master for casting
Sprues and molds
Stoneset ring
Sanding and cleaning up
Polishing
Metal leaf
oxidizing and verdigris
Granulation

Piercing
Fretwork
Filing
Drilling
Annealing and pickling
Doming swaging and drawing wire
Pierced brooch
Forming jump rings
Forming ear hooks and hoops
Forming ring shanks
Forming bangles
Forging and raising
Fold forming
Chasing and repoussé
Pressing
Blanking
Foldformed earrings
Soldering
Soldering a hollow form
Bezel stone setting
Claw stone setting
Grain and pavé setting
Carving wax for lost wax casting
Cleaning up castings
Reticulation
Mill pressing
Texturing and stamping
Etching
Engraving
A simple suite of jewelry
Brooch pin
Box catch
Simple joint
Simple bail
Symmetrical clasp
Toggle clasp
Cuff link joints
Simple chain
Rivets
Screws and nuts
Stringing and knotting
Knitting
Knitted choker and stoneset clasp
GLOSSARY
List of suppliers
Index
Credits
Copyright

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