A beginner's step-by-step guide to creating beautiful silver jewellery.
Silver Jewellery Making is a practical beginners' guide to making silver jewellery. Seven step-by-step projects guide you through the core skills and techniques that will enable you to progress to making your own beautiful jewellery.
The tried-and-tested projects have been developed by Machi and Janet, who have over 40 years of industry experience teaching others this amazing craft. The emphasis is on teaching good practice and acquiring the basic techniques and skills to give the reader a solid basis for developing their jewellery-making capabilities.
Tools are introduced for each individual project, and their uses and correct handling explained. Troubleshooting tips explain how to overcome common problems that may arise. At the end of each project, there are examples of how the skills gained can be used to make other items.
The book is perfect for those who wish to start jewellery making either on their own or as a supplement to beginners' classes.
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 637 g
Dimensions: 246 x 190 x 14 mm
UK jewelers Waard and Richardson team up to produce one of the most comprehensive beginner's guides to jewelry silversmithing available. Every section, whether overviews of tools and materials or one of the seven projects, is well illustrated with color photographs, used in step-by-step sequence to explain the nuances of soldering a ring or crafting jump rings. The same careful in-depth education applies to each project, from a simple ring to a fused pendant and stud earrings set. Core and additional skills, materials, and tools needed are highlighted before the main how-to event.
Readers will find troubleshooting advice within each project, such as what to do when the ends aren't close enough to solder or they're not aligned. An emphasis on safety is spotlighted throughout in sidebars as well as in the narrative. Appendixes include a table of ring size conversions, piercing saw blade sizes, table of gauges and sizes, and Mohs scale of hardness.-- Barbara Jacobs * Booklist *
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