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
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.