Jewellery-Making Basics

Jewellery-Making Basics
Title: Jewellery-Making Basics
Author:
Nicola Hurst
Description: This practical easy-to-use book allows you to start making wonderful necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings, earrings, and more, even if you have never so much as picked up a pair of pliers before. Large, clear photographs guide you every step of the way, from setting up your workspace and transferring designs to basic filing, sawing, and soldering skills. Additional diagrams give clarity to tricky stages, and there are also examples of what can go wrong and how to fix it. Techniques are interspersed with practical projects so that you can create beautiful items of jewellery as you learn, from simple silver rings to elegant stone-set pendants. Includes advice on practicing using inexpensive materials, and tips on designing you own unique pieces.
No. of pages: 128
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 280 x 215mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 382 1
RRP: A$19.99

Contents

• Introduction Tools and materials • Choosing metals • Choosing and handling stones • Choosing and storing useful materials • Building a beginner’s tool kit • Adding to your basic kit • Handling and storage of tools and materials • Making a space to work Techniques and Projects • Identifying intrinsic esthetic qualities • Building an ideas file • Planning a simple design • How to transfer a design to metal using ruler, scribe dividers • Filing • Soldering • Pickling • Cleaning up jewelry • Make a simple silver ring • Turning wire to make a simple silver ring • Twisting wire • Twisted and hammered ring in combined metals • Rub-over settings: round and oval stones • Make a simple pendant • Rub-over setting for square/rectangular stone • How to make a simple claw setting • Forging: How to forge, use of annealing • Make a ring with a claw setting Resources. Index.
• Introduction Tools and materials • Choosing metals • Choosing and handling stones • Choosing and storing useful materials • Building a beginner’s tool kit • Adding to your basic kit • Handling and storage of tools and materials • Making a space
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