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Two-in-one manuals: Two in One Jewellery
Description: This manual for making jewellery has die-cut pages that split the book into two separate halves, so that the reader can refer to the techniques section whilst working on one of the featured projects. It also includes a glossary of terms and a section on health and safety.
Author(s): Madeline Coles
Published: 6/25/1999
ISBN: 9781840921977
Publisher: Apple Press
Format: Softcover

 
1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand
Description: Diverse, extensive, and incredibly beautiful, this awe-inspiring collection features the most magnificent rings ever. With designs that range from the traditional to the very avant-garde, each of the 1,000 examples is an exceptional work of art, finely crafted by the best contemporary jewelers. Rob Jackson mixes antique industrial elements (a 100-year-old wrought iron nail) with radiant 20-karat gold and a glowing ruby for a dynamic visual contrast. Tomomi Arat's collection, Treasure from Under the Sea, captures the exoticism of ocean life: he uses pearls, enamel, and sand to create rings that look as if they were chiseled directly out of a coral reef. Among the prestigious artisans represented: Arline M. Fisch, Michael Zobel, Katja Prins, Paul Preston, and Bruce Metcalf.
Author(s): Ebendorf
Published: 8/1/2004
ISBN: 9781579905088
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Format: Softcover

 
Great Wire Jewelry: Projects & Techniques
Description: Based on traditional techniques invented by the Vikings, these 70 projects require only a spool of wire and a few simple tools. The book shows how to make earrings, bracelets, chokers, and pins using colour photographs and step-by-step illustrations.
Author(s): Irene From Petersen
Published: 12/1/1999
ISBN: 9781579900939
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
Format: Hardcover

 
Jewellery Handbooks: The Rings Book
Description: This practical jewellery handbook looks at the history and significance of rings and then guides the reader through a series of step-by-step projects. Featuring a brand new gallery at the back of the book, newly designed insides and a stunning new cover.
Author(s): Jinks McGrath
Published: 12/14/2007
ISBN: 9780713689730
Publisher: A & C BLACK PUBLISHERS LTD
Format: Softcover

 
Jewellery Handbooks: The Earrings Book
Description: In this book, Yvonne Kulagowski considers issues of design and aesthetics and offers practical information about choosing metals and materials, techniques, and using different tools and equipment. She covers a wide range of topics, including styles and materials as they relate to wearability and high fashion. She also discusses the exciting world of fashion shows and catwalk collections and earrings made exclusively for theatre productions and exhibitions.
Author(s): Yvonne Kulagowski
Published: 9/26/2007
ISBN: 9780713665055
Publisher: A & C BLACK PUBLISHERS LTD
Format: Softcover

 
Jewellery Making Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Creating Eye-catching Contemporary and Traditional Designs
Description: This illustrated guide is designed for both beginners and more advanced jewellery makers alike. All the techniques needed to make jewellery at home or in a small workshop are described, with over 50 clear step-by-step demonstrations. A wide range of pieces are featured, including rings, earrings, neckpieces, chains, pendants, brooches, bracelets and cufflinks.
Author(s): Elizabeth Olver
Published: 10/26/2001
ISBN: 9781840923360
Publisher: Apple Press
Format: Softcover

 
Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
Description: Tim McCreight presents the craft of metalwor king jewellery in this newly revised edition that will be of interest even to the most inexperienced beginner.
Author(s): Tim McCreight; McCreight
Published: 9/1/1997
ISBN: 9781880140291
Publisher: Hand Books Press
Format: Hardcover

 
Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Description: With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and dimpling. Use cold connections to produce riveted and woven beads from sheet and wire. Roll a simple Crescent Roll Bead, and create variations in the form by using patterned, textured, or hammered sheet metal. Crafters will build a repertoire of skills as they progress, and learn numerous ways to embellish the bead's surface and add decorative elements. An extensive gallery of handmade beads provides a wealth of inspiration."A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club."
Author(s): Pauline Warg
Published: 8/1/2006
ISBN: 9781579907129
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Format: Hardcover

 
Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
Description: These metal necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings are cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting and joining, with explanations clear enough for the beginning jeweller yet results professional enough for an expert. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; Layered Cuff Bracelet and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
Author(s): Joanna Gollberg
Published: 9/1/2006
ISBN: 9781579908126
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Format: Softcover

 
The Jeweler's Directory of Decorative Finishes: From Enameling and Engraving to Inlay and Granulation
Description: Anyone who spends time fashioning copper, brass, silver and gold into jewelry will appreciate the wealth of detail in this guide to jewelry finishes. The Jeweler's Directory of Decorative Finishes covers 15 different techniques for creating various decorative finishes from start to finish. More than 350 step-by-step illustrations and photographs guide jewelers through techniques including patination, granulation, fusing and more. Adding gold foil, developing patterns that contrast with by layering metals and inlays, creating exquisite etchings and engravings and more are covered. Illustrations demonstrate various combinations of the different finishes, while instructions bear practical safety tips. An inspiring gallery of work by professional jewelers, using the techniques taught in this easy-to-understand working resource.
Author(s): Jinks McGrath
Published: 4/1/2005
ISBN: 9780896891937
Publisher: Krause Publications
Format: Softcover

 
101 Wire Earrings - Step-By-Step Projects
Description: Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished. Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working, such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals, and ear wires, clearly highlighting the techniques and detailing the quality materials necessary to produce functional and innovative works of wearable art. With a diverse selection of 101 contemporary earring projects submitted from top designers, wire crafters of all skill levels will hone their talents while discovering new and inspirational ideas for producing unique and creative works in one of the fastest growing trends of modern jewelry art.
Author(s): Denise Peck
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9781596681415
Publisher: Interweave Press
Format: Softcover

 
The New Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques
Description: Since its first publication in 1995, the Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques has been devoured by students borrowing a well-thumbed copy from their college library, established jewellers wishing to find out more about new techniques, as well as all those who just enjoy making jewellery as a hobby, who have kept it beside their workbench at home as a third hand to help them through a tricky process. Since then many books have been written about jewellery making. However, this volume still enjoys a huge following. To update it, a finished example now illustrates every technique to give a context to the method described. There are also new articles on harvesting scrap metal, designing jewellery, comparing metals' properties, and a wonderful demonstration of precious metal clay - a material that didn't even exist when this book was first published. Doyenne of metal clay, Sue Heaser, gives a masterclass in this technique. Jewellery making is a rewarding and fascinating craft. Although you may find that you enjoy some aspects of it more than others, the techniques described here will give you a thorough understanding of all the basic information you need to create unique and professional looking pieces.
Author(s): MCGRATH; Jinks McGrath
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9781844486212
Publisher: Search
Format: Softcover

 
Getting Started Making Metal Jewelry
Description: A growing number of the 500,000 beaders in the U.S. are deciding to go beyond simple stringing and bead crafting into the realm of more sophisticated metal jewelry. The techniques are simple, the tools affordable, and the space requirements small - a kitchen table will do. "Getting Started Making Metal Jewelry" is the ideal introduction. Master teacher Mark Lareau offers practical advice on equipping a home workshop, and demystifies such basics as cutting, soldering, buffing, stamping, and wirework. Along the way, he gives step-by-step instructions for projects designed to help the reader build skills while creating beautiful designs. Pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, and chains in styles from contemporary and funky to classic and elegant are presented, and the reader is encouraged to expand her own creativity and personal style. Without signing up for a class, the reader will master the basic tools and techniques for making metal jewelry, including cutting, soldering, hammering, bezeling, stamping, and more. Beautiful, simple projects in copper, pewter, brass, and sterling silver with clear step-by-step photography make learning easy and progressive.
Author(s): Mark Lareau
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9781596680258
Publisher: Interweave Press
Format: Hardcover

 
The Jewelry Repair Manual
Description: Clear, step-by-step instructions for cleaning and repairing jewelry and setting stones, with complete descriptions of tools and equipment, their use and care. Also, ultrasonics, steaming, electroplating and other important techniques. Extensive appendix of questions and answers. 268 illustrations.
Author(s): R. Allen Hardy
Published: September 1996
ISBN: 9780486291611
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Softcover

 
Tips and Shortcuts for Jewellery Making
Description: A handy guide to the basic techniques of jewellery making, filled with useful hints and tips to help makers avoid the most common pitfalls and to make their work professional-looking. The book is filled with step-by-step photographs to guide the budding jewellery maker through 50 projects.
Author(s): Stephen O'keeffe
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780713665079
Publisher: A & C BLACK PUBLISHERS LTD
Format: Hardcover

 
Mounting and Setting Stones
Description: Design & Make: Mounting and Setting Stones is a clear and practical introduction to mount construction and the processes of stone setting. Suitable for both the student and the practising jeweller wanting to learn new skills, this book explains how different stones and cuts relate to their mounts. Easy-to-follow, illustrated explanations describe each setting style, including tension, claw, gypsy, pave and rub-over styles, with step-by-step instructions on how to fix the stone in place. With beautiful examples of work from professional jewellers, a detailed look at mount construction and a useful section on specialist tools and techniques, this guide reveals the skills and methods required for successful mounting and setting.
Author(s): Sonia Cheadle
Published: Unknown
ISBN: 9781408109120
Publisher: A&C BLACK
Format: Softcover

 
The Jeweler's Studio Handbook
Description: Jeweler's Studio Handbook sidesteps these standard categories by becoming a whole craft guide for the aspiring artisan - from outfitting the bench block to engraving metal pendants and setting bezeled stones. Competitive titles are either tool- and technique-heavy without including inspiring projects, or they are heavy on the projects without motivating the creative energy from the core. Jeweler's Studio Handbook integrates tools, techniques, projects, and creative inspiration into a single package with exceptional shelf appeal.
Author(s): Brandon Holschuh
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9781592534852
Publisher: Quarry Books
Format: Softcover

 
The Complete Metalsmith
Description: The standard for comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques and materials, you'll enjoy the easy-to-follow style of this perennial bestseller. Expansive coverage and useful tips are presented for topics ranging from granulation and patina formulas to anodising aluminium and reactive metals.
Author(s): McCreight; Tim McCreight
Published: December 1991
ISBN: 9780871922403
Publisher: Davis
Format: Softcover

 
The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques
Description: This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Students will learn • How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry • How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood • How to present and sell ones creations to dealers and wholesalers Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Heres the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.
Author(s): Jinks McGrath
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780764136603
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Format: Softcover

 
Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters
Description: The latest in Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series provides clear and concise instructions for eight fused chain patterns, with endless variations. With more than 150 full-color process photographs, the easy to follow instructions will have even the novice metalsmith weaving and creating ancient and modern design chains. Over 50 photographs of work incorporating all of the chains will further inspire you to advance your own creations. 4 Ancient Mediterranean chain patterns 1-Direction Single-Weave 1-Direction Double-Weave 2-Directional Double-Weave 3-Directional Single-Weave 4 Contemporary chain patters, created by Victoria Lansford Undulating Mesh Vertebrate Side Weave Mesh Crossed Link Victoria's instructional series Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006) and Rings (DVD, 2008) has sold throughout the world. The series is part of her continuing commitment to make the techniques of ancient artists accessible to modern metalsmiths.
Author(s): Victoria Lansford
Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9780982183311
Publisher: Inc. Spiral Publishing
Format: Softcover

 
Kumihimo Wire Jewelry - Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding
Description: In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.
Author(s): Giovanna Imperia
Published: Unknown
ISBN: 9780823085514
Publisher: Potter Craft
Format: Softcover

 
Woven Wire Jewelry - Contemporary Designs and Creative Techniques Including Pmc Techniques
Description: Gold and silver wire skillfully woven into gentle yet substantial forms adds dimension and refinement to your handcrafted jewelry. Designer Linda Chandler, along with one of her best students, Christine Ritchey, introduce a new wire weaving technique that varies the number of wires and their thickness to create stunningly beautiful bracelets, neckpieces, and pendants. Project instructions go well beyond simple line drawings to show the assembly process of each piece in a series of step-by-step photographs. The five projects begin with an elegantly simple woven bracelet, and move on to more dramatic projects that include a domed cuff bracelet with soldered bead ends, a free-form bracelet, a woven neckpiece, and a pendant with a woven frame. Projects range in difficulty from easy to advanced, and many projects can be completed without soldering (though knowledge of soldering is a plus). The more experienced craftsperson will savor the way Precious Metal Clay adds striking embellishments to four of the projects. And to help you develop your own designs, there's a full-color gallery of finished work to inspire and bend your imagination.
Author(s): Linda L. Chandler; Christine R. Ritchey
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9781931499576
Publisher: Interweave Press
Format: Softcover

 
Electroforming
Description: Electroforming is a technique used by jewellery makers as well as ceramicists and glass artists. It allows the manufacture of delicate and/or irregular shapes that would be difficult to achieve by other means, as well as repetition pieces (using moulds), which can also be difficult to make.
Author(s): Leslie Curtis
Published: October 2004
ISBN: 9780713652963
Publisher: A & C BLACK PUBLISHERS LTD
Format: Softcover

 
Amulets and Talismans - Simple Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry
Description: This in-depth guide is almost like getting two books in one. Not only will you receive the guidance and insight to create jewelry that is embedded with personal meaning, but Amulets and Talismans also features extensive instruction on a wide variety of cold-connection techniques that can be applied to any style of jewelry making. Incorporate found objects, personal mementos and more into one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
Author(s): Robert Dancik
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9781600611612
Publisher: North Light Books
Format: Softcover

 
The Craft of Silversmithing
Description: This book takes a fresh look at the ancient craft of silversmithing with 18 projects that teach a solid body of skills. This full-color, comprehensive manual provides artisans with a thorough understanding of silver's properties: what it is and how it behaves. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques are explained and then applied to craft amazingly beautiful items. You can use brushing, sawing, piercing, and polishing procedures to fashion a simple bud vase. You can progress to a baby rattle or candleholder created with soldering, sinking, dapping, and forging techniques.
Author(s): Alex Austin
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9781600591310
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
Format: Softcover

 
Hot Connections Jewelry - The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques
Description: The art of soldering - permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder—can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers. In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay. With 23 in-depth lessons and 15 stunning projects, as well as inspiring examples from contributing artists, Hot Connections Jewelry is your essential guide to unleashing your creativity and confidence in jewelry making.
Author(s): Jennifer Chin
Published: Unknown
ISBN: 9780823033362
Publisher: Potter Craft
Format: Softcover

 
The Jewelry Engravers Manual
Description: Comprehensive practical manual teaches every step of the engraving process: initials and inscriptions, monograms, decoration and embellishment, more. Also includes care and maintenance of tools. Ideal for beginners. 89 illustrations.
Author(s): Hardy R. Allen; R. Allen Hardy
Published: June 1994
ISBN: 9780486281544
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Softcover

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