The New Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques
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|Format:||Paperback, 160 pages, Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||350 illustrations, colour|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 September 2010|
Since its first publication in 1995, the Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques has been devoured by students borrowing a well-thumbed copy from their college library, established jewellers wishing to find out more about new techniques, as well as all those who just enjoy making jewellery as a hobby, who have kept it beside their workbench at home as a third hand to help them through a tricky process. Since then many books have been written about jewellery making. However, this volume still enjoys a huge following. To update it, a finished example now illustrates every technique to give a context to the method described. There are also new articles on harvesting scrap metal, designing jewellery, comparing metals' properties, and a wonderful demonstration of precious metal clay - a material that didn't even exist when this book was first published. Doyenne of metal clay, Sue Heaser, gives a masterclass in this technique. Jewellery making is a rewarding and fascinating craft. Although you may find that you enjoy some aspects of it more than others, the techniques described here will give you a thorough understanding of all the basic information you need to create unique and professional looking pieces.
Table of Contents
Prelims Introduction Tools and materials Basic tools Basic materials Techniques Cutting metal Heating metal Moving metal Surface decoration Working with wire Advanced metalwork Stone setting Using other materials Resources Index and credits
About the Author
Jinks McGrath is a jeweller and teacher whose designs have been exhibited and collected for many years. She is the author of several books on jewellery making. She lives and works in East Sussex.
|Publisher: ||Search Press Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 22.0 centimeters (0.49 kg)|