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.
Have two plier racks on your bench. One closer to your bench pin with the pliers you use all the time. Have a second one further away, for example, on the side of your bench top. Keep the rest of your pliers there. Then, when reaching for your pliers, it will be easier to find the one you are looking for.