The following making metal jewelry books are not onlygreat for inspiration but also for learning the various techniques in making jewelry with metal.
The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques
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Basic Jewelry Making Techniques
- Teaches how to optimize space for effective workshop design at home- Includes instant reference tables for conversion formulae and melting point temperatures- Features projects using silver, wood, acrylic, and more that utilize all modern jewelry-making techniques
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Jewelry Making: Techniques for Metal
Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of an age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics. 72 line illustrations and diagrams.
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The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional And...
Covers acrylies, etching, inlaying, enameling, casting, stamping, blanking, patinating, oxidizing and chain making. Complete with instructions for designing and presenting jewelry concepts as working drawings. Step-by-step color photos make every instruction and entry easy to understand. Hard cover
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The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction to the Jeweler's Art
This amazingly comprehensive guide to the jeweler's art is a goldmine of information--big, beautiful, and with hundreds of color photos. It's simply the handsomest, most complete sourcebook available, with its enlightening discussion of basic metallurgy (alloying, smelting, annealing, and pickling), and professional-quality techniques for cutting, piercing, soldering, and making closures and rings. Learn the tricks of the trade for enhancing surfaces; etching, combining metals, creating textures, adding color; engraving; enameling; and gem setting. Seven magnificently presented projects include a silver repousse pendant, an articulated gold bracelet with clasp, a multiple loop-in-loop chain, and a square hollow-construction ring to die for.
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Getting Started Making Metal Jewelry
An ideal introduction, this manual details the craft of making metal jewelry by pairing expert guidance with clear, explicit photographs. Beginning with the basic tools and skills necessary to master before complex projects can be executed successfully, every stage of the metal jewelry art is discussed--from practicing proper safety to learning how to cut, solder, buff, and stamp metals. Example projects--in styles from contemporary and funky to classic and elegant--include pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, and chains.
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Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they're cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. Yet the results look completely professional. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
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Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
In logical progression, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing examines the basic techniques of this ancient and accessible craft: fabricating, surface treatments, joining, finishing, stone setting, chain making, mechanisms, and casting. It is illustrated throughout with clear demonstration photos, Mr. McCreight''s beautifully rendered drawings, and examples of exceptional contemporary jewelry. This relaxed yet thorough introduction to the skills of metalworking is a fully revised, expanded and updated edition of Tim McCreight''s popular guide for novice metalworkers. As both a fresh presentation of fundamental techniques and a portfolio of the finest contemporary design, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing is an instant classic in its own right.
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Jewelry Making Techniques Book
Guidebook for blending over 50 simple techniques, such as cutting, forming, soldering, casting and stone-setting with more sophisticated methods for creating eye-catching jewelry. Covers weighing, measuring, tools, decoration, assembly, finishes, fittings and findings along with projects that include mixing metals and stones for a variety of jewelry pieces. 500+ illustrations.
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The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers
This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Students will learn? *How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry. *How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood. *How to present and sell one's creations to dealers and wholesalers. Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Here's the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.
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Enamelling on Precious Metals
Enameling is one of the oldest techniques of coloring and decorating metals, and exquisite examples of the art have survived from ancient cultures throughout the world. Enameling on Precious Metals explores the many techniques of enameling, such as cloisonne, champleve, and plique a jour, as well as variations of these methods. In addition to examining the various traditional techniques of enameling on precious metals, the book also looks at contemporary developments and innovative new materials. Complete with 185 color photos, this book is a look at the exciting work being created within the field today.
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Cloisonne Enameling and Jewelry Making
Critically acclaimed book -- widely considered the best on subject -- discusses tools, materials, processes for creating lovely pendants, rings, pins, buckles, and more. 164 illustrations.
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Innovative Adornments: An Introduction to Fused Glass & Wire Jewelry
The techniques offered in this book have been tried, tested and enjoyed in Jayne's workshops for more than fifteen years in the U.S. and Internationally. Innovative Adornments is her way of sharing many important techniques with new students while providing established crafters additional instruction, practical guidance, motivational hints and refreshers. This 'how-to' instruction format allows any crafter to follow along at their own pace, on their schedule, and in the comfort of their own creative environment.
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Jewerly Making and Design
The ancient, highly skilled craft of manipulating gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones into jewelry is presented here in a practical text. Professional secrets revealed in thorough, practical guide: tools, materials, processes; rings, brooches, chains, enamelling, setting stones, etc. Over 200 illustrations.
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Make Your Own Jewellery Using Metal, Wire, Paper & Clay
40 step-by-step projects for creating up-to-the-minute rings, brooches, earrings, bangles, necklaces, brooches, hair accessories and trinket boxes.
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Goldsmithing & Silver Work: Jewelry, Vessels & Ornaments
Experience the pleasure of crafting with precious metals, and of using your creativity and skills to produce objects of great beauty. Hundreds of color photographs illustrate the procedures in rich detail, and display a breathtaking assortment of pieces by talented artists. Each innovative project introduces techniques that range from casting, stamping, hand engraving, and electroplating to the more specialized Kum Boo, where sheets of gold are fused with silver to form lovely motifs. Begin with two handsome square rings or a traditional Berber bracelet with delicate filigree, and move on to an elaborate coffee service once basic techniques are mastered. The chapter on gems alone--featuring the work of Bernd Munsteiner, considered the best gem cutter in the world--makes this sourcebook invaluable!
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The Beauty of Hopi Jewelry
A full-color tribute to distinctive Hopi jewelry and the artists who create it--past and present. View the intricate and splendid nature of this art form and craft. Detailed descriptions accompany photos.
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Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing
This revised edition includes over 100 new hallmarks as it traces the history of Hopi silversmithing. From early Hopi silversmith experiences to modern jewelry and hallmarks, the book blends black and white and color illustrations with excellent reviews of Hopi history and culture. -- Reviewer's Bookwatch
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Metal Craft Discovery Workshop: Create Unique Jewelry, Art Dolls, Collage Art, Keepsakes and More!
Artists Linda and Opie O'Brien show easy ways to manipulate, emboss, twist and join metal without using complex soldering or traditional metalsmithing methods. Directions for 20 unique projects and an extensive techniques section are included. Color and black-and-white illustrations.
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Step-By-Step Jewelry Workshop: Simple Techniques for Soldering Wirework and Metal Jewelry
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Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts: Easy Projects Using Readymade Components
Everyone can make stylish contemporary jewelry with ease! This beginner's guide holds the key: simply take widely available manufactured metal parts (hollow tubes, solid rods, precut perforated sheets) and arrange them in repeating patterns that develop into complex designs. The techniques--filing, drilling, piercing, cold connecting, soldering--are simple, and step-by-step photos capture every essential stage of the construction process. Today's most innovative designers, including Christine Dhein, Kristin Lora, and Amy Tavern, contribute to the 25 projects, and the variety of metals and colors showcased in their pieces yield stunning results. From Victoria Cho's very kinetic Guitar String Stickpin to Joanna Gollberg's magnificent cerulean and gold necklace, it's clear the modular possibilities are endless!
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Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet: Making Designer Metal Jewelry
Making gorgeous handcrafted jewelry can be an amazingly simple process that even beginners will quickly master--as long as they have this guide by their side. Written by an experienced artist and teacher, and generously illustrated with attractive how-to photos and drawings, it demonstrates a wealth of easy techniques in superb detail. Twenty dazzling projects--including a twisted wire choker, bangle bracelet, bead pod pin, and mixed metal earrings-- are created by wrapping, stitching, and folding metal, and by making cold connections with basic screws, bolts, pop rivets, eyelets, brads, and nails. Sophisticated photographs of each piece highlight its rich textures and visual complexity. Would-be jewelers will love this--and beaders, memory crafters, and anyone eager to explore metal jewelry will want it, too!
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Making Beautiful Beads
Work wool magic by rolling it into hard balls, or adding metallic fiber. Coil polymer clay for a real impact...
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The best book on the market that covers text on smithing including the general principles of metalwork, types and properties of metals, tools, and techniques. Numerous diagrams, photos and illustrations enhance this in-depth, how-to book on silversmithing.
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Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and dimpling. Use cold connections to produce riveted and woven beads from sheet and wire. Roll a simple Crescent Roll Bead, and create variations in the form by using patterned, textured, or hammered sheet metal. Crafters will build a repertoire of skills as they progress, and learn numerous ways to embellish the bead's surface and add decorative elements. An extensive gallery of handmade beads provides a wealth of inspiration. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
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