Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers: A Handbook of Techniques and Surface Treatments

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Your expert techniques with a silver lining!

A comprehensive guide, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers details techniques, surface treatments, and innovations specifically designed for all jewelry makers working in silver, and especially focuses on the needs and interests relevant to metal-jewelry artisans. Explore basic skills as well as specialist techniques, including filigree, chasing, annealing, engraving, etching, casting, and much more.

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Overview

Your expert techniques with a silver lining!

A comprehensive guide, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers details techniques, surface treatments, and innovations specifically designed for all jewelry makers working in silver, and especially focuses on the needs and interests relevant to metal-jewelry artisans. Explore basic skills as well as specialist techniques, including filigree, chasing, annealing, engraving, etching, casting, and much more.

Plus, profiles of contemporary practitioners are included in every section, along with galleries illustrating a range of beautifully crafted finished works. The handy resource section also features a how-to for selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market. Experienced jewelry makers interested in either exploring silver for the first time or taking their silver jewelry to the next level will love this harmonious marriage between expert silversmithing advice and a jewelry artisan sensibility.

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Editorial Reviews

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"London-based jewelry designer and teacher Bone introduces jewelry makers to the art and science of silversmithing in this collection of step-by-step tutorials on a variety of intermediate to advanced metalworking techniques. The coverage is extensive, including sections on texturing, etching, stone setting, and filigree. A brief explanation of silversmithing tools and materials is provided. Even if the idea of silversmithing is outside your jewelry-making comfort zone, the inspiration in this book is priceless." - Library Journal
Library Journal
London-based jewelry designer and teacher Bone introduces jewelry makers to the art and science of silversmithing in this collection of step-by-step tutorials on a variety of intermediate to advanced metalworking techniques. The coverage is extensive, including sections on texturing, etching, stone setting, and filigree. A brief explanation of silversmithing tools and materials is provided. Even if the idea of silversmithing is outside your jewelry-making comfort zone, the inspiration in this book is priceless.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596684997
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 484,203
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Bone is an established jeweler who has been practicing for close to twenty years, specializing in working with silver with oxidized or gold-plated details. Elizabeth is a tutor at the London Jewelry School as well as visiting lecturer for other courses. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Marie Claire, New Directions in Jewelry, 500 Earrings, and The Metalsmith's Book of Boxes and Lockets.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
SECTION 1: MATERIALS
Main considerations when working with silver
Fine silver
Sterling silver
Tools and materials
Measuring and marking tools
Holding tools
Cutting tools
Shaping tools
Electrical tools
SECTION TWO: TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS
Basic Techniques
Hammering
Cutting
Filing
Shaping
Raising and boughing
Quenching
Stretching
Joins
Regulating
Making hinges
Making chains
Seaming
Soldering
Truing
Hallmarks or stamping work
Planing
Repairs
Designer profiles and galleries
Surface treatments
Annealing
Pickling
Using abrasives
Polishing
Chasing
Engraving
Etching
Oxidization and coloring
Forging
Curving wire
Making rims
Finishing
Sand casting
Cuttle fish casting
Designers profiles and galleries
Specialist treatments
Married metals
Working with stone
Metal clay
Filigree
Designers profiles and galleries
Resources
Weights and Measures
Courses and further reading
Tradeshows
Guilds
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments
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