With beautiful illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this how-to book includes all the techniques involved in crafting metal jewelry, including:
—Cutting and filing
—Forging and forming
—Applying specialty finishes
The book’s clear organization provides easy access to information with straightforward directions and hundreds of full-color photos. You’ll also find easy projects for trying the techniques, as well as a stunning gallery of metal jewelry pieces by experienced designers. Find beautiful jewelry examples and gain skills and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry!
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Comments about The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry:
Very informative, simple to apply to the crafts that I create. Creative input with designing. Simpler explanation given to what one has been doing in the past
I would recommend this book to anyone, who wants to improve on their jewellery techniques.
"If any crafter has reservations about learning to make metal jewelry, first-time author-artist Sartin knocks those reservations out of the water. In a very savvy approach to the subject, which can, to be honest, involve no little expense and space, he takes the reader through the basic techniques using close-up photographs, textual directions, lists of materials and tools, and lots of safety reminders. Even though such processes as sawing, drilling, piercing, and filling seem simple, all are carefully explained, and all include details about working safely. There are new vocabularies to learn, such as 'sweat soldering, ' 'roller embossing, ' and 'dapping.' His 10 projects--for instance, stretched diamond earrings, a yin-yang pendant, and a forged spiral pin--are designed elegantly and simply, with more than enough instructions and pictures to yield success. An inspirational gallery (nine artist profiles and samples of their work ) plus fairly robust appendixes make this a true novice's go-to (converting measurements; metal hardness chartof common gemstones; ring-size conversion chart; drill-bit conversion chart; B + S sheet and wire gauge conversion chart; jeweler's saw blade and drill bit reference chart; common needle file shapes and uses; and bur types and their uses)."-- Booklist
Series: Complete Photo Guide
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 27.5 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1