Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration

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No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they’re cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. Yet the results look completely professional. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding ...
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Overview

No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they’re cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. Yet the results look completely professional. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
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“This fine book provides a comprehensive introduction (and) sophisticated and contemporary jewelry designs. The instructions are supported by excellent photography, making each easy to follow. This book is definitely worth getting.” — Bead & Button
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579908126
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 568,669
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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