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Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers

Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Inspirational Results

by Jinks McGrath
Hardback
Publication Date: 21/11/2013
  $53.25
Thanks to the popularity of workshops and classes, metal jewelry making is no longer the exclusive realm of professional jewelry designers. Now, with a little patience and the right instruction, anyone can learn to create beautiful metal jewelry with metalsmithing techniques. Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers is the ultimate reference for anyone interested in creating metal jewelry. Using clear, step-by-step instructions, interviews from experts in the craft, and hundreds of photos showcasing contemporary work, the author provides one of the most comprehensive volumes on metal jewelry making available. Home crafters, students, serious amateurs, and professional jewelry designers alike will find:



Essential information on the tools and materials needed for success
Detailed properties for a large variety of metals--from aluminum and tin to gold and platinum
An extensive range of metalwork techniques suitable for beginners, amateurs, and specialists
Step-by-step tutorials and comprehensive sidebars detailing each process for a variety of metals This authoritative textbook is certain to become the go-to guide for those new to creating jewelry as well as those looking to make the move from amateur to professional jeweler. Includes a stunning array of 700 instructional and inspirational photos.
ISBN:
9780764165849
9780764165849
Category:
Jewellery & beadcraft
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
B.E.S.
Country of origin:
China
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
262x231x30mm
Weight:
1.68kg
Jinks McGrath

Jinks McGrath is a designer/jewellery maker with a special interest in enamelling. Her work has been inspired by a number of visits to India, Thailand and Africa where she has watched and worked alongside local craftsmen at work.

Jinks trained in England at the Berkshire College of Art and Design. Every December she holds an exhibition of her work at Streat Place Barn in Sussex.

Jinks has published a number of jewellery titles including The Rings Book, The Jeweller's Directory of Decorative Finishes, First Steps in Enamelling, The Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques and Jewellery Making: A Complete Guide for Beginners.

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