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.
This is an easy way to keep your hands dry in the studio: poke holes in a clean plastic yogurt container with a hot nail. Place the container in your quenching bowl, and drop small parts into it as soon as they are soldered. Pick up the container with your copper tongs, and submerge it into the pickle. When it's ready, pick it up again with the copper tongs, let it drain, and then submerge it into a vat of clean water. Swirl it around a few moments, then drain the water and pour the parts onto a drying cloth.