The projects include a pendant with a collage of textures, a textured link bracelet, a treasure purse filled with beads, earrings that spin, a sunset pendant set with bezel set gemstone, a house pendant with a hinged roof, and 2 pairs of earrings made from flexible clay. You’ll learn to make bails, connectors, a hinge, earwires, and you’ll set a natural gemstone in a bezel setting.
Hadar also demonstrates how to make and use flexible metal clay to make shapes and forms never before possible.
Hadar emphasizes finishing in her workshops and she demonstrates effortless techniques that will set your work apart. The DVD includes a PDF file with project templates that can be printed directly from the DVD by inserting it into your computer's CD drive. The PDF file includes Hadar’s complete list of tools which will serve as your core toolkit, and the supplies needed for each project.
Every serious student of metal clay jewelry making should have or review this wonderful instructional DVD.
Check out the free bonus project below on how to making and using flexible clay.
This is a reprint of the book originally titled Jewelry and Jewelry Making, first published in 1918, and updated and revised in 1946 and 1949. This text has been popular with those learning to craft jewelry for almost 90 years. The ancient, highly skilled craft of manipulating gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones into jewelry is presented here in a practical text. The authors take readers through a graded series of problems, progressing from simple to complex pieces. Both authors were formerly of the Rhode Island School of design, and this book contains some of the projects you would have been given as a student there. The lessons teach you to see objects and plants in new ways and turn those designs into beautiful jewelry. This is an excellent book for those who want to fine tune their sense of design.
Paperback, 306 pages
Beadwork magazine's special issues were mined for this collection of more than 50 elegant and trendy designs from past years along with the debut of ten new projects, all from the Beadwork design team. The book begins with a technique tutorial—Stringing 101—that introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces; lessons extend to even more methods, such as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps, with some insider design tips. Photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all levels through designs like the Water Nymph Bracelet, Superstar Lariat, and Purple Power Cuff. Reviewing the elements and focusing on design, this diverse workbook allows beaders to simply follow the instructions or go where the imagination leads.
Softbound, 96 pages
Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry shows how to create beautiful, dimensional silver, copper, and brass chains using simple tools. The main style is based on the elegant, classical Byzantine pattern, and uses the Golden Ratio to determine the circumference of a chain’s interlocking rings based on the thickness of the wire. Illustrated step-by-step directions show how to calculate the circumference of the rings, how to wrap wire into coils, how to cut, and finally, how to assemble the chain. Starting from the basic Byzantine, new chain makers can then progress to increasingly Byzantine variations, including linear, knot, crown, and combination chains. Incorporating beads and charms offers endless possibilities for crafters who will soon, surely, be locked up in chains!
Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.
Hard cover, 96 pages
Twelve newly-designed and never-before-published bead jewelry designs make their debut in this collection mined from Beadwork magazine's recent special issues on stringing. More than 50 elegant and trendy pieces from dozens of top jewelry designers include long delicate chains, chunky nugget strands, multistrand gemstone necklaces and bracelets, dramatic dangles, and chandelier earrings of every variety. The first tutorial, Stringing 101, introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces, while other lessons cover such methods as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps—all with insider design tips. This workbook's diverse photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all skill levels through designs such as Dewdrops in the Grass, Ice Fall, and Tourmaline Tango, allowing them to simply follow the steps or adapt them into original creations of their own.
Softbound, 96 pages
A must-have for every enamel workshop! Put together to present a treasure trove of technical information on enamels and enameling, this workbook includes 40 pages of black-and-white drawings and illustrations. Topics include firing times and temperatures, softening point, fusion flow, expansion, the importance of particle size, metals suitable for enameling, enameling procedures, metal preparation, physical characteristics of enamels, furnaces and equipment, liquid enamel application techniques, painting media and techniques, trouble-shooting, and more. This book delivers the down 'n' dirty technical specifics critical to achieving the glorious color and beauty that enamels make possible.
This book covers Lisa Bluhms popular techniques for creating jewelry and many other objects with a soldering iron and low temperature solder. In this fabulous, easy-to-learn technique for creating jewelry, decorative accents, and keepsakes, and this comprehensive guide takes beginners step-by-step through all the basics. A comprehensive techniques section helps novices learn the basics and trouble-shoot potential problems as they work. Lisa Bluhms ability to get across the nuances of a technique in writing are unsurpassed.
Soft cover, 144 pages
Work with precut metal blanks and thin gauge sheet, as well as inexpensive and readily available tools. Explore wire lashing, stitching, simple weaving, coils, spirals, twisted wire, and incorporating beads with wire.Softcover, 144 pages
Welcome to Sherri Haab’s home studio
You’re invited to bestselling author and crafter extraordinaire Sherri Haab’s studio—where her inspired jewelry designs come to life. In Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations, you’ll see just what makes Sherri’s pieces special, from concept to creation. Supported by the detailed, step-by-step instructions that Sherri’s readers and students have come to expect, these 25 projects will do more than teach you new techniques in jewelrymaking—they’ll encourage you to seek out what inspires you.
Sherri gathers inspiration from all areas of her life and shares how her childhood memories, personal collections, love of cooking and gardening, early crafting experiences, and favorite times of the year become the basis for her charming jewelry designs. There’s inspiration all around you, and Sherri shows you how to find it. Sherri also demonstrates techniques in wirework, resin, polymer clay, metal clay, and image transfer. You’ll discover the exciting new art of resin clay and a new eco-friendly copper-etching technique. With these tips and techniques at your fingertips, and Sherri’s help in seeing how your everyday life can inspire you, there’s no limit to the beautiful jewelry you can create!
Experienced seed bead artist Maggie Roschyk gives friendly advice on topics like choosing bead colors and finishes, how to “audition” beads, and deciding which stitch to use to achieve a desired effect as they create necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Using rich cultural imagery from around the world as a teaching tool, Maggie Roschyk examines how decisions about bead color combinations, texture, and finish affect the finished work as she helps readers think like designers.
Soft-bound, 111 pages
Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials.
Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and--with the right tools--can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time.
Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization, and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come.
Flexi-binding, 350 photos/illustrations, 176 Pages
This second edition in what appears to be a great new series of metal clay books. The projects in this book are definitely designed not just for beaders, but for everyone who loves great design and cool project. The projects include pendants, earrings, and brooches, many with an appealing nature theme. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs make each project easy, and a colorful gallery of inspiring finished pieces accompanies each project. Get ready for more metal clay and beading fun!
Softbound, 112 pages
With detailed photos and easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn how to shape rough stones with the helpful tips of Jim Magnuson. Features a wide range of popular gemstones and recommends the proper equipment and supplies. Brief intro on jewelry making with seven simple jewelry projects. Softbound, 176 pages
Chain is fast, fun, and affordable.
Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and the designs range from classic to vintage to steampunk. Chain Style expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature.
Designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable. A few special beads connected together with chain will make a fabulous necklace in minutes!
Soft bound, 128 pages
Learn how to make your own custom copper jewelry out of organic objects and so much more!
Join artist, author, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry Editor Denise Peck in 8 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to get started with easy electroforming for jewelry.
Boost your skills with quick and dynamic 40 minute demonstration of step-by-step expert how-tos for preparing, coating, wiring, and finishing your pieces.
Plus, Denise shares tips and tricks for using electroforming equipment, troubleshooting, cleaning up, and more!
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Add depth to your jewelry with the use of complex natural shapes without difficult fabrication.
Discover the safe and proper way to use easy electroforming tools and materials.
Integrate findings right into your electroformed pieces for custom ready-to-use elements.
Learn foolproof techniques for getting consistent results including troubleshooting advice.
Save time and money with tips for getting the most of out your materials.
Watch 40 minutes of exciting electroforming essentials on your own time. This ultimate jewelry-making resource allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master jewelry class you can watch again and again!
Jewelers will explore how to punch and manipulate metal with proper form to create consistent, beautiful textures as well as discover the steps and techniques they will need to create everything from following a pattern to creating an embroidery inspired design.
Soft Bound, 127 pages
Copper Jewelry Collection presents 10 unique, wearable copper projects and 7 technique articles collected from Art Jewelry magazine. Learn new skills and approaches, including wire working, metalworking, adding colors and patinas, etching, enameling combining copper with other metals or polymer clay, and many more.Soft bound, 96 pages
What makes a piece of jewelry special isn't the cost--it's the creativity, novelty, and originality that go into the design. And this imaginative and informative compendium of jewelry-making techniques, packed with more than 700 color images and written by the noted jeweler and instructor Carles Codina, features a range of contemporary alternative materials. From paper, wood, and polymer clay to glass, new metal formats, and plastics, each material receives detailed attention, with the key techniques demonstrated in a single, finished project. Mold and embellish paper clay to create a whimsical brooch. Fold rice paper into a sculptural bracelet. To finish in style, there are six additional items to make that build upon earlier skills, including a necklace of hollow ceramic orbs.
Hardcover, 160 pages
This book will get you started working with Art Clay Silver products. 18 projects will give you a complete introduction to working with all forms of Art Clay Silver and gold. Learn to form, refine, fire, patina, polish and finish. Great tips on how to add stones, cabochons, and wire. Clear, easy step-by-step directions and abundant photographs.
Softbound, 128 pages
Learn how to solder, dap, saw, and other skills from metalsmith Kay Rashka. Projects include, for beginner metalworkers, adding semiprecious beads to metal jewelry with illustrated step-by-step photos. Soft-bound, 96 pages
Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders features twenty-one projects that combine wire working skills with beaded jewelry design. The book is technique-driven, with chapters on wire fundamentals, terminology, materials, and basic wire working techniques, and projects that develop the reader’s skills. The projects incorporate gemstones, crystal, glass, and pearls and are designed for both beaders and wireworkers of all skill levels. Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders includes appealing designs — all tested — for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, and jewelry components.
Soft Cover, 112 pages
While the market has many books on solid, chunky wirework, there are few that teach lacy, intricate wirework done without soldering or casting. Melody’s work is airy and lacy, and while the techniques may be similar to traditional wirework, the results are unique. With step-by-step written directions, photos, and illustrations, this book presents more intermediate level techniques on how to make classic necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, pins, and hair jewelry.
Softbound, 96 pages
Challenges are one of the hottest crafting trends, so we put a who's who of modern jewelry artists to the test. Chosen for their different aesthetic visions, 30 designers received a box containing nine jewelry supplies with the request that they create a piece using only those items, plus one "wild card" material of their choice. These are their show stopping designs, complete with how-to steps for making them.
Soft cover, 128 pages
Laura Poplin’s popular jewelry designs can be found in many Dayton-area galleries and boutiques under the brand Enchainements. She was a finalist in the 2010 Halstead Grant competition for up-and-coming jewelry entrepreneurs. Laura is a member of the Ohio Arts Council, Dayton Visual Arts Center, and the American Craft Council.
Laura Poplin’s hybrid style has an urban feel that’s easy and fun to make. Her versatile approach uses chain mail not just as the focal point of jewelry, but also as an unexpected accent to pearls, metals, and even leather. A technique tutorial opens each chapter and covers five basic weaves: Euro 4-in-1, Byzantine, Unbalanced Euro 4-in-1, Japanese 12-in-2, and Chrysanthemum.
For those wanting to incorporate sterling silver into their work using traditional methods, this is an excellent place to start. This book shows you how to layout a home workshop and what tools you'll need. The easy-to-follow projects explore many important techniques for a great start to a rewarding craft. Readers will learn to use techniques such as soldering, texturing, and enameling on wood, acrylic, glass, precious stones, and more. Detailed instructions and illustrations accompany each project, and designs are flexible enough to be modified. Professional jeweler, Jinks McGrath explains how to optimize minimal workspace with suggestions for home workshop designs. She also reviews the necessary tools to begin and the larger equipment to buy as skills develop.
Paperback, 112 pages
Discover firsthand the endless design potential of using recycled materials and found objects for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry. Clear instructions and detailed photos guide even the beginner through 25 innovative projects that pair natural elements with free form wire and metal techniques. This amazing transformation of simple raw materials into exquisite finished jewelry encourages wire workers, stringers, and jewelry makers to expand their skills with simple metalwork. Softbound, 112 page
In Discover Torch Enameling, professional designer and teacher Steven James shows jewelry makers how to get sophisticated results from simple torch enameling techniques. His well-planned process enables jewelry makers to get started and succeed quickly, creating quality jewelry at their own kitchen tables. He introduces 25 all-new projects in his guide to kitchen-table torch enameling. His fun, engaging style teaches readers to make colorful bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants using simple enameling techniques. Readers will learn a few basic mentalwork skills - sawing, cutting, punching, dapping, and riveting - along with applying enamel effects. Armed with Steven's personal mantra, "What are you going to make today?," readers will be encouraged to get creative, experiment with color, and have fun. Softcover, 112 pages
This student version of the Complete Metalsmith gives you full color pictures, more techniques and reference material and a durable fabric cover. In a few short paragraphs and with simple illustrations, you'll get the important information you need to get started with anything from soldering to riveting or polishing and patination. Also includes a wonderful section on chainmaking and many useful tables of information you will refer to again and again.
Spiral-bound fabric cover, 201 pages
This the expanded and revised version of the original Keum-Boo on Silver book by Celie Fago. This book covers all aspects of Keum-boo, an ancient Korean technique in which thin sheets of gold are fused to silver. For metalsmiths, non-metalsmiths and those who work in silver clay, the techniques described in this book provide a simple and relatively inexpensive way to add the luster of gold to silver work. This book provides an excellent guide for beginners, and for the more advanced, Celie demonstrates applying the gold to large, hollow forms, and to complex shapes.
This expanded edition, with over 90 color photos, includes tips for cutting the gold, more information on burnishing tools and on the Keum-boo process itself. The revised section on heat sources compares a torch and various hot plates and introduces the reader to the UltraLite kiln, a tool perfectly suited for keum-boo.
Softbound, 64 pages
Metalsmithing can be a daunting task, especially to the beginner. This beautifully photographed, comprehensive guide provides crafters of all levels with a gentle, user-friendly approach to substantial metal jewelry-making skills. After reviewing the fundamentals of jewelry design, raw materials, and safety in the studio, readers are introduced to tools for cutting, drilling, forming, soldering, polishing, and more. Next, they will learn a variety of techniques including piercing, stamping, forging, annealing, oxidizing, casting, and even setting stones, enabling them to create 25 stunning and professional-looking projects.
Softbound, 128 pages
Cold-connection techniques are pushing the envelope of what is possible in metal without the use of a torch or kiln. All the necessary tools and materials—a common drill, hammer, sandpaper, wire, metal sheet—are all readily available and affordable for almost any budget. Learn how to use rivets, screws, and other materials to combine elements without having to deal with heat. Master jewelry designers Robert Dancik, Connie Fox, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tracey Stanley, and others offer signature pieces, constructed using cold-joins. Accompanying each project are expert tips and tricks for additional ideas and customization.Metal Style is full of inspiration and techniques for jewelry makers looking to ignite a creative spark in their metal jewelry without lighting a flame.
For thousands of years, cultures around the world have made filigree: delicate jewelry, decorative objects, even furniture. The intricate curls and twists mislead people into thinking that filigree is difficult to make--but it's much easier than it looks, with help from Silver Threads. This book demystifies the process of creating filigree jewelry. First, basic silverworking techniques are paired with an overview of tools and materials. Then readers learn to make simple filigree shapes, used in 12 stunning projects ranging from simple pendants and earrings to more complex necklaces with gemstone settings. Detailed instructions, illustrations, and full-color photos guide readers through the learning process--and into planning and creating their own unique filigree designs.
Softbound, 112 pages
Learn to use wire links as decorative connectors, foundation chains, and focal points in and of themselves. Learn how to craft your own custom wire links. Softcover, 159 pages
20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focus on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear.
Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wire workers looking for new project ideas. Softcover, 112 pages
For jewelry makers who have had some experience with beading, wire working, and basic cold-connection techniques (such as riveting) and are ready to move on to the next level and add a core metalworking skill to their creative repertoire.
In Hot Connections Jewelry, jewelry designer Jennifer Chin offers detailed instruction in the materials and techniques of soldering, supported by a series of lessons and progressive projects inspired by her stunning jewelry designs.
Artist, teacher, and metasmith Jennifer Chin is the owner of Lush Metals, a jewelry studio whose simple yet stylish designs in precious metals are based on the interplay of repetitive geometric patterns found in nature and industrial motifs. She studied studio arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her award-winning work can be seen at some of the most prestigious fine craft shows, museums, galleries, and boutiques in the U.S. and on her website, LushMetals.com. This is her first book.
Learn simple techniques for making custom wire and metal clasps, links, chains, pendants, headpins, and other components that are usually purchased. This book includes techniques such as wire shaping, metal texturing and sketching, adding color with polymer clay and more. Experiment and combine components to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
Includes 29 projects
Soft bound, 112 pages
This soft cover book features 120 pages of ICE Resin® jewelry inspiration, including step out photos for everything from the basics of mixing and pouring, making resin paper, to advanced techniques such as resin casting. There’s even a handy chapter on fixing any possible mistakes when working with this jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin!
Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry features gorgeous photography, “Make This” projects and a gallery of work by the ICE Resin® Founder Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman, as well as gallery images from dozens of talented designers from past and present ICE Resin® Design Teams.
This soft cover book features 160 pages and offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring to using bezels and key metalworking techniques that expand design options.
19 fashionable step-by-step projects, including a variety of styles provided by both the author and talented contributing artists *An easy, skill-building approach that teaches readers a new technique with each project *A wide range of creative techniques--from carving and setting gems to making clasps and mixing found objects with metal clay.
Softbound, 144 pages
152 pages beautiful color pages explores jewelry design through six essential elements that elevate a piece from a hobbyist's craft project to a professional-looking work of wearable art. These elements—unity, focal point and emphasis, balance, movement, shape, and color—are described in detail, with plenty of examples in different styles, ranging from minimalist wirework to intricate bead weaving to over-the-top statement pieces that incorporate mixed techniques. Deeb also presents a series of challenges for jewelry makers that engage their creativity and encourage them to think carefully about jewelry design. One of the most useful aspects of the book is that her lessons aren't specific to a particular jewelry-making technique, which gives this book a wider audience than most such titles. VERDICT Deeb's passion for design and practical advice, combined with the copious sample pieces, will help jewelry makers refine their design process and create high-quality, marketable pieces.
"Two books in one" refers to the format of this spiral-bound guide the pages are split in the middle, with projects above and techniques below, so that techniques can easily be consulted while working on the projects. Tools, equipment, and safety procedures are covered in the introduction. A very practical book suitable for public libraries. Not only is this a smart book, you'll love the projects. You'll want to make every one of them. The techniques you learn can be applied to all your work as you expand your skills. Here's what one reviewer had to say about this book: "As a beginner, I picked up this lovely book and immediately was drawn to its format. The hard cover, yet internally spiral bound book, is for the majority of pages, split horizontally into two books with a separate top and bottom section. The Top Section covers 23 different jewelry making projects, while the bottom section covers in detail 20 core craft techniques, from marking and cutting materials to soldering, polishing and setting stones.While viewing the detailed steps in any of the beautifully photographed projects, one is referred by number to the specific technique employed in crafting that step. The reader can then turn to the specified technique in the bottom section of the book while still viewing the project step itself. This actually gives a nice flow to the project and stimulates the learning process in linear fashion. You don't lose focus on the idea of the project while searching through indexes or tables of contents to figure out which technique is required, and where to find it. You are sent to the specific information you need, and can refer back and forth between the project and the skill required for a particular step with only a flick of the eye.This helps to make the book a good one for the beginner, as do the wide variety of projects, and the well detailed techniques. There is a good description of what is needed for a home workshop, how to set it up, what basic tools one needs to get started, and how to use them. I bought the book and pored eagerly through it, learning a lot. The 23 projects were selected to teach the basic techniques a beginner would employ, yet the results of each project are a lovely piece of jewelry that the artist would be proud to display.The author has included at the back of the book a gallery of other artisans works which I found appealing as it showed what could be accomplished with more demanding techniques and experience. After reading the book, the beginner is able to view these items and identify most of the basic steps involved in their creation using their newfound knowledge.Further in the back of the book are some useful tables and technical information of interest to the beginner,as well as a glossary of commonly used terms particular to the craft.All in all, I loved the book because it very quickly showed me the individual steps and techniques needed in the crafting of a number of very simple yet appealing jewelry pieces, in a way that ingeniously allowed me to learn the techniques without losing focus on the flow and beauty of the project itself.The author, Madeline Coles, has done a great job bring to the beginner both the joy and beauty of the craft on the 'artsy' level, while performing the difficult job of teaching a lot of very detail specific technical skills. I think she did a superlative job on both fronts."
Spiral bound split cover. 128 pages.
Learn to use soft metals to create a variety of decorative home accessories in metals. You'll learn to work with various gages of sheet and wire. 35 projects in all, including: punched tin votive candle holders, folded copper and pewter ornaments, funky paper clips, and spice jar labels. Use the metal embossing technique to create original texture plates for metal clay.
Hard cover, 128 pages
Starting with the basics of metal clay, this book offers projects combining silver clay and glass, enamel, polymer clay, lump gold clay, keum boo, ceramic and bisque, mixed metals and techniques in various caring and punching techniques.
Softbound, 96 pages
In this creative workshop, metal clay, one of the hottest trends in jewelry making, is combined with traditional metal forms to create fabulous jewelry. Twenty fun projects, professional instruction, and a gallery of inspirational jewelry will show jewelers and general crafters how to combine an easy-to-work with material with sheet metal, wire, and other embellishments. The result: gorgeous wearable art.
Hardbound, 128 pages
This book is the complete guide to simple soldering. Soldering Made Simple takes all the mystery and fear out of soldering so that amateur jewelry makers — even those who have never held a torch — feel empowered and confident. Friendly and thorough instructional text and step-by-step photos help readers build skills gradually, which they can then employ with the included projects. Joe Silvera presents soldering techniques that use a simple setup, a handheld butane torch that is safe and easy to operate, and a few other supplies.
Softbound, 112 pages
A comprehensive introduction to the materials, tools, equipment, and techniques used to make unique beads with a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. The straightforward instructions discuss topics that include conditioning raw clay and making simple shapes, producing more complex shapes, such as rounds, canes, and spirals, decorating the beads with foils, powders, and milléfiori, and creating faux effects like ivory, bone, turquoise, marble, and silver. A gallery of beads by internationally renowned artists, hundreds of step-by-step photographs of new beads designed by the author, and a clay gauge that allows one to estimate how much clay is necessary to make a specific quantity of beads are. This comprehensive guide will provide inspiration, demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved in polymer clay, and teach beaders how to incorporate these beads into jewelry designs.
Kristal Wick explains how to use copper, silver and bronze metal clay to create simple customized embellishments, findings that match their beads, and spacers, bead caps, dangles, and links.
Soft bound, 128 pages
This is the first book to feature solder sculpting. Laura Beth Love introduces readers to the future of soft solder. All projects are created with soft soldering which uses a soldering iron, no torch required! Learn techniques while creating 24 beautiful art deco and art nouveau projects. Softbound, 128 pages
The bestselling The Art of Metal Clay returns—revised and expanded to highlight the latest developments in this exciting medium!
Since it was first published in 2004, The Art of Metal Clay has introduced thousands of readers to metal clay—the moldable, malleable clay that becomes pure metal after it’s fired. Now author, designer, and jewelry-making instructor Sherri Haab has updated her classic book to include the most current and user-friendly information on this revolutionary material, including:
Softbound, 160 pages
Popular jewelry designer and instructor Scott David Plumlee shows readers how to create 24 intricate-looking earrings, bracelets, and necklaces at home with a new quick and easy soldering technique.
Softbound, 160 pages
Learn metalworking skills using shape templates and shears to cut and layer metal into daffodils, orchids, roses, and more. Additional tips on forming leaves, vines, and branches. Includes 12 complete jewelry projects. Featuring easy-to-learn cold connections and accessible techniques.
Simple Soldering is a complete how-to guide for creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and twenty beautiful projects.
Author and teacher Kate Richbourg cheerfully demystifies basic soldering, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces using basic tools and techniques. First, she instructs how to set up a work space and offers step-by-step instructions for the basic tools and materials. A sampler chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills. Finally, twenty gorgeous projects include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps.
Kate also explores how to combine and layer techniques and how to correct common mistakes. Having taught thousands of classes on soldering, Kate has a "you can do it!" attitude that shines through both the book and DVD, helping even the most reluctant jewelry maker to fire up the torch with ease. With Simple Soldering, the art of metalworking one-of-a-kind jewelry is now at your fingertips.
Discover how to curve metal in the same direction and create small synclastic forms efficiently. Examine how metal moves in opposing directions and make breathtaking anticlastic forms. Also, learn to combine both techniques into one.
Virtually every culture with a history of metal smithing has demonstrated accomplished work in the complementary techniques of chasing and repousse. From delicate Hellenic earrings to works as massive at the Statue of Liberty, the use of hammers and punches to form and ornament metal remains as vibrant today as it has in its 5,000 year history. This lavishly illustrated book provides first-time artists with enough information to get started, but also offers advanced workers insights into design and process. Almost 500 photos and drawings guarantee not only clear instruction, but bounteous inspiration.
Thoughtful composition of your bench enables efficient movement and a productive, enjoyable jewelry-making experience. This book offers a collection of more than 300 full-sized samples of surface effects for anyone working in metals, including jewelers, sculptors, and metal artisans. The book covers working with steel, iron, copper, brass, bronze, silver, and aluminum. Many patination techniques are offered, including immersion, brush application, spraying, fuming, layering, using resists, hot and cold applications, and more.Hard cover, 256 pages
Follow seventeen key setting repairs ranging from simply tightening a bezel to replacing prongs, retipping, soldering near and replacing stones and much more.Softbound, 143 pages
Follow fifteen ring repairs ranging from a simple stretching job to installing a spring insert, enlarging a bi-color shank, replacing a platinum half-shank, adding an adjustable ring mechanism and more.Softbound, 125 pages
Learn step-by-step how to design beautiful silver jewelry and add rich, lustrous enamels with Pam East. Beginner or Intermediate, these DVDs are designed to help create stunning show-quality jewelry with silver clay.
Learn step-by-step how to design beautiful silver jewelry and add rich, lustrous enamels with Pam East. Beginnger or Intermediate, these DVDs are designed to help create stunning show-quality jewelry with copper clay.
The Metalsmithing Basics DVD by James Carter includes 2-discs and is geared primarily for the beginner and that would teach the basics of jewelry construction. After teaching hundreds of students that are new to jewelry, James has mastered teaching the very clear step-by-step process that results in learning how to make a quality piece of jewelry. The emphasis is on in-depth training in:
The DVD is organized in chapters, each chapter representing a specific component or aspect of the final and finished piece of jewelry that he creates.