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Jewelry Making: Tips and Tricks of the Trade

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873496506
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     6
Getting Started     8
Basic Techniques and Projects
Cutting     22
Drilling     26
Forming     27
Planishing     28
Annealing     30
Soldering     31
Finishing Techniques     34
Octagonal Ring     38
S-Shaped Ring     41
Planished Bangle     42
Forged Choker and Earrings     44
Silver Cross and Ear Studs     46
Domed Ear Studs     48
Further Techniques and Projects
Working in Wire     52
Lesson: Wire Drawing     53
Basic Scroll Ring     56
Scroll Pendant with Earrings     58
Scroll Variation: Hair Ornament     59
Celtic Scroll Pendant     60
Lesson: Twisted Wire     62
Twisted Ring     63
Twisted Wire Bangle     64
Horseshoe Bangle     65
Twisted and Forged Pendant     66
Lesson: Tying the Knot     68
Figure Eight Knot Ring     69
Reef Knot Bangle     70
Reef Knot Ring with Stone     72
Lesson: Jewelry without Solder     74
Silver Brooch     74
Scroll Pendant with Bead     76
Scroll and Spiral Bracelet     78
Lesson: Making and Using a Bending Jig     80
Bending Jig Pendant and Earrings     82
Bending Jig Ring     83
Etching     84
Lesson: Stopping Out and Etching     84
Bronze Ring     86
Spoon Pendant     87
Belt Buckle     88
Melting and Fusing     90
Lesson: Balling Up     90
Balled-Up Ring     91
Silver and Bronze Fused Rings     92
Fused Bronze Cross     94
Silver Scraps Fused Pendant     96
Repousse     98
Lesson: Repousse Techniques     98
Bronze Repousse Ring     100
Repousse Pendant     101
Working in Acrylic     104
Lesson: Laminating Acrylic     105
Acrylic Cross     106
Acrylic Earrings     107
Acrylic Cabochon     108
Setting Stones     110
Lesson: Bezel Setting     110
Domed Ring with Cabochon     112
Platform Ring with Cabochon     113
Lesson: Setting Large and Odd-Shaped Cabochons     114
Fork Handle Pendant     115
Casting in Pewter     116
Lesson: Pewter Pendant     117
Pewter Key Ring     118
Chains and Catches     120
Lesson: Fetter Chain     120
Lesson: T-Bar Toggle Catch     122
Beads Bracelet     123
Glossary     124
Index and Credits     126
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