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The Encyclopedia Of Jewelry-Making Techniques by Jinks McGrath

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The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-making Techniques - A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary techniques
by Jinks Mcgrath

176 Pages, Color Photos, Hardback, 9" x 9 1/8"

This is a new "The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-making Techniques - A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary techniques" book. Incredible full-color photography on most pages. Comprehensive reference to jewelry-making techniques from annealing to wire working. Learn to craft exquisite brooches, tie pins, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more. Use materials from classic to contemporary including gold, silver, plastics, and even precious stones. Step-by-step photographs help you to achieve professional results. Includes an inspirational gallery of finished pieces from expert jewelers. From simple techniques for bending or knitting wire to elaborate creations of gold and diamonds, The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-making Techniques describes all the essential skills to create your own handmade jewelry. This authoritative encyclopedia provides an overview of the basic equipment and techniques needed to work with traditional materials, including gold, copper, and silver, as well as plastic and acrylic. An A-z visual directory details more than 40 crafting techniques, from annealing and bending to ring-making and wire drawing. Each method is explained and illustrated through step-by-step text and photographs, and highlights the equipment and materials needed, placement and design ideas, and choices of finishing. Complete with instructions for designing and presenting jewelry concepts as working drawings and a gallery section providing a range of contemporary professional creations for ideas and inspiration, The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-making Techniques is a valuable guide to an ancient form of artistry.

  • Learn about :
  • Basic tools
  • Acrylics
  • Annealing
  • Anodizing
  • Bending
  • Casting
  • Catches and joints
  • Chain Making
  • Chasing and repousse
  • Doming and swaging
  • Drilling
  • Enameling
  • Engraving
  • Etching and photo etching
  • Filing
  • Fittings and findings
  • Forging
  • Fusing
  • Hammering
  • Inlaying
  • Mokume gane
  • Patinating and oxidizing
  • Pickling and quenching
  • Piercing
  • Polishing
  • Reticulation
  • Riveting
  • Soldering
  • Stamping and making blanks
  • Stone setting
  • Texturing
  • Using wire
  • Metal
  • Stones
  • Mixed media

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