Jewelry Making: Techniques for Metal

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Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of an age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics.  72 line illustrations and diagrams.

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Overview

Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of an age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics.  72 line illustrations and diagrams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486440439
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,233,107
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Metals
    The Noble Metals
    Copper and its Alloys
    White Metals
2. The Tools
    Measuring and Marking
    Cutting and Bending
    Soldering
    Hammering
    Filing and Polishing
    Casting
    Shop Equipment
    Handtool Checklist
3. The Basic Techniques
    Bending
    Sawing
    Drilling
    Fusing
    Soldering
    Pickling
    Fire Scale
4. Finishing Techniques
    Filing
    Sanding
    Buffing
    Tumbling
    Coloring
5. Surface Techniques
    Texturing
    Stamping
    Engraving
    Heat Texturing
    Etching
    Inlay
6. Moving the Metal
    Annealing
    Milling
    Repouss√©
    Shallow Forming
    Die Forming
    Silversmithing
    Forging
7. Nonmetallic Elements
    Gemstones
    Prongs
    Riveting
    Enamels
8. Casting
    Terminology
    The Pattern
    Spruing
    Metal Quantity
    Investing
    Burnout
    Casting Technique
    Alternate Methods
    Double Metals
    Multiples
    Primitive Methods
9. Findings
    Commercial Findings
    Chains
    Hinges
10. Considerations for the Professional
    Business Practices
    The Product
    Methods of Selling
    Image
    Craft Organizations
Appendix 1: Weights
Appendix 2: Drill Sizes
Appendix 3: Buying Precious Metals
Appendix 4: Gemstones
Appendix 5: Hardness of Minerals
Bibliography
Suppliers
Index
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