The Complete Jewelry Making Course
Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 144 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 2007|
This is a complete course in designing and making jewelry. Carefully structured tutorials guide you through every stage of the process, revealing how to translate inspired ideas into workable, wearable designs. Youll also find professional advice on presenting and selling your work.
Learn about tools, equipment, and safe working practices; build an inspiration file; understand how to select suitable materials and transfer your designs; find out how to work with precious and semi-precious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood.
Clear, step-by-step photographs demonstrate all the techniques youll need, from manipulating materials by heating, hammering, and casting to methods of soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration.
At-a-glance panels explain the effect that different techniques have on a variety of metals, and practical exercises provide guidance in tricky skillswith ideas for tryping them out on inexpensive substitutes before using your chosen materials.
Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been exhibited and collected for many years. She is the author of several previously published books on jewelry making. She lives and works in East Sussex, England.
"This is exactly the kind of book I've come to expect from Jinks McGrath: a thorough, creative, useful, easy-to-navigate, and beautiful text."
--Addie Kidd, "Art Jewelry Magazine," March 2009
|Publisher: ||Barron's Educational Series|
|Dimensions: ||21.84 x 22.1 x 1.02 centimeters (0.42 kg)|