The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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Packed with hundreds of color how-to photographs, images of contemporary work, and time-tested tips, this spectacular guide will become an essential addition to every jeweler's library. All the basics are comprehensively covered--sawing, piercing, soldering metal--along with advanced skills such as granulation, enameling, stone setting, and simple casting. Every unique project reinforces the techniques. Each chapter features a substantial gallery of contemporary pieces.

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The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques (Lark Jewelry Book)

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This is an overview of contemporary jewelry-making techniques for studio artists. Individual chapters cover various aspects of metalworking, color addition, and the use of findings, with project ... Read full review

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I've had this book for years, and it's excellent. It covers the basic skills needed to make a wide variety of jewelry, through projects with step-by-step instructions. I go back to it again and again whenever I have a question about how to do an upcoming project.
The chapters include photos of fantastic jewelry made by jewelry artists, that are inspiring and will probably fuel the urge to learn more.
It can be expensive to obtain the large number of tools that are needed. I have found, though, that making jewelry requires a surprisingly large variety of tools.
The skills that the book covers are basic, but between the skills you obtain through the book, and the tools, you'll be able to realize many of your ideas.


Contributing Artists
Allen Ginger Meek
Tools Equipment 18 Filigree
Metalworking Basics 33 Appliqued Orb Bracelet
Forming Metal 67 Marriage of Metal Bracelet
Anderson Jackie 148
Bekic Lilyana 73
Kataoka Masumi 25 64
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Joanna Gollberg received her degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, The American Craft Council, and the respected Southern Highland Crafts Guild. Joanna has won numerous awards, including a new talent competition from the American jewelry Design Council.

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