A former public school instructor, Kim St. Jean now combines her love of teaching with her creative talent as a jewelry maker. St. Jean teaches metalsmithing and other jewelry-making techniques at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, the Bead&Button Show, Swarovski’s Create Your Style in Tucson, the Wildacres Retreat, and other venues across the U.S.
Metal Magic: Etch, Pierce, Enamel, and Set Striking Jewelryby Kim St. Jean
Step inside Kim St. Jean’s workshop as she teaches advanced beginner to intermediate jewelry makers how to create 30 mixed-metal and mixed-media projects that celebrate the process as well as the finished product. Readers will learn to build color with enameling, add detail with etching, create unique settings for unusual components, and more. St. Jean’
Step inside Kim St. Jean’s workshop as she teaches advanced beginner to intermediate jewelry makers how to create 30 mixed-metal and mixed-media projects that celebrate the process as well as the finished product. Readers will learn to build color with enameling, add detail with etching, create unique settings for unusual components, and more. St. Jean’s organic, earthy designs belie an amazing attention to detail and professional craftsmanship that inspires her many fans.
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This is a MUST HAVE book for anyone who makes jewelry- from beginner to advanced. Kim . I selected this book because it has a little bit on just about everything (don't think you will only learn part of a technique though) and Kim presents it in an easy to understand manner and the pictorials are terrific. I started wire wrapping about 2 years ago and loved it.. I made my first patterned wire bracelet and it sold immediately To my surprise and delight. I went to look for more patterned wire and found the selection lacking...so I learned how to make it myself by etching directly to metal or etching a heavy gauge brass sheet and running through my rolling mill. Next came soldering, cold connections, then different ways to patina my pieces. I love the whole process that goes into every piece of jewelry I make ad those done by my talented friends. I started this book at an intermediate level for most methods (enameling, rivets etc.) but after following her instructions and putting my own spin on the tutorials - I know my skills have improved and my confidence level has allowed me to just "go with it" and see what happens in the end. I'm sure ill forget a steps here and there - but I know I've learned enough that i wont have anther bezel become liquid unless I want it too! Thanks Kim, for the great book and I hope too see another soon. Nan