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Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal
     

Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

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by Melissa Manley
 

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Jewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching,

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Jewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and other experimental techniques. This is not a project book; rather, it is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals processes down into very specific experiments, such as texturing or plastic deformation of metal, with no goal in mind other than to experience how metal moves. Readers learn to understand more about metal, how to master it, and gain a deep, thoughtful underlying appreciation for process and method, becoming entranced with finely crafting objects with great care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610581400
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Lab Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,297,600
File size:
55 MB
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Meet the Author

Melissa Manley lives and works in southeastern North Carolina a few miles from Wrightsville beach. She received her BA in studio arts from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Years later, she went back to grad school. While there she studied with enameling master Linda Darty and the godfather of found object Robert Ebendorf. She earned her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in 2006. Melissa now teaches metals at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Melissa has also taught workshops around the country in collage, book altering, watercolor and jewelry making for the past 7 years. Her work has appeared in Somerset Studio magazine, Crafting Personal Shrines by Carol Owen, The Fine Art of Enameling by Linda Darty, Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer, and 500 Enameled Objects by Lark books. Teaching, making in a variety of mediums, keeping up with her teenage musician daughter Meredith, and her professional kayak guru and partner Robert Smith all keep her very busy! For more visit her blog: http://melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com/

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Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PGalemore More than 1 year ago
A lot of good content. Can't wait to do more projects!!
beadfaith More than 1 year ago
this book is another great in a series of books that challenges you to expand your artistic horizons! lots of neat projects. Sad thing is some projects use tools that some may not have in their work room.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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