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Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques : 200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets - Xuella Arnold

Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques

200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

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Published: 9th October 2013
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Together they show the reader how to fix common screw-ups, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiar methods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone, understanding annealing to soldering your own silver chain, you can riffle through the book, experimenting with new innovations to create your unique jewellery designs. Packed with over 200 expert fixes, insider tips, and tricks of the trade, content is arranged by topic to enable any jewellery maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earring, necklaces, rings, and more. A must-have for anyone who makes their own jewellery, whether at beginner or intermediate level.

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    3.0

    Get Creative

    By Zinnie

    from Ballarat AUS

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    Nice book with photo's and gives some good creative ideas to try.

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    4.0

    Good book.

    By Julieta

    from Blue Mountains, NSW

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      This is a book for someone who wants to go into making jewellery at an advanced level. I found it too advanced for my needs, with only a small section on how to make bead necklaces, which is all I want. A good book though, with plenty of photos and instructions.

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      5.0

      A book worth buying

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      from QLD AU

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        Hey!! I would recommend this book to anyone is really into this kind of craft, so, so explainity, Really interesting,I have learnt so, so much, which is what one wants in these type's of books

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        Two makers come together to solve all your jewellery making problems. Find out everything you want to know, including fixing mistakes, techniques, methods, recycling and more. Includes beading, wire, metalwork and non-traditional materials. 350 expert tips arranged by topic. Great photography, easy to use format.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts If you have ever wanted to know anything about jewellery making techniques, this is definitely the book you need. It is incredibly comprehensive, packed with information and ideas, with clear demonstrations of techniques such as how to use a wheel to polish, how to create a folded piece of metal, barrel polishing, the pros and cons of using ready made settings and much much more. It offers a way to experiment and innovate in order to create unique jewellery designs; as well as how to improvise tools and save money by using recycled materials, gold and other metal scraps. A very useful book which will undoubtedly become a key reference work for many new to the jewellery making craft. Well written, well presented, and a very good buy if you are looking for a present.-Monstersandcritics.com

        Prelims: 5 pp Introduction: 2 pp Metal Jewelry Basics: 20 pp Working with Metal: 48 pp Simple Jewelry Designs: 16 pp Threading and Finishing: 28 pp Using Wire and Metal: 26 pp Experimenting with New Materials: 10 pp Index and Credits: 5 pp

        ISBN: 9781844489374
        ISBN-10: 184448937X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 160
        Published: 9th October 2013
        Publisher: Search Press Ltd
        Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 1.4
        Weight (kg): 0.5