Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. Fortunately, Simple Soldering proves that does not need to be the case. This handy how-to guide is complete in its exploration of the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and 20 beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can make at home.

Author and teacher Kate ...
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Simple Soldering: A Beginner's Guide to Jewelry Making (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview


Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. Fortunately, Simple Soldering proves that does not need to be the case. This handy how-to guide is complete in its exploration of the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and 20 beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can make at home.

Author and teacher Kate Richbourg demystifies basic soldering for any home crafter, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces through simple soldering techniques. First, she instructs how to set up a jewelry workspace that fits the confines of your budget and living space. Detailed step-by-step instructions walk you through the basic tools and materials you need, plus how to use them. A sample chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills, allowing you to test these techniques on a small scale. Finally, you'll discover 20 finished projects that include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps that may also include bead or wire embellishment.

Kate also demonstrates how to combine and layer techniques to gorgeous effect. She also examines common mistakes, shows how to correct or adapt them, and gives advice on when it’s time to start over. Most of all, having taught thousands of classes on soldering, Kate has a "you can do it!" attitude that shines through to help even the most reluctant jewelry maker fire up the torch with ease.

With Simple Soldering, the art of metal working one-of-a-kind jewelry is now at your fingertips.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620330869
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author


Kate Ferrant Richbourg is the former Director of Education for Beaducation and has led classes and workshops around the world and online. She has more than 16 years of experience teaching jewelry techniques, including beading, wirework, and metalsmithing. Simple Soldering is her first book. Kate lives in California.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting Started
Setting Up a Workspace
Chapter 2: Materials
Chapter 3: Tools
Chapter 4: Soldering and Fabrication Skills
Cutting Metal
Soldering Metal
Finishing and Polishing Metal
Chapter 5: Creating Your Sampler
Chapter 6: Projects
Appendix
Glossary of Essential Beading and Wire-wrapping Techniques (crimping, wrapping, etc)
Helpful Measurements
Glossary of Soldering Terms
Bibliography and Resources
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I took a beginners soldering class. This book is a great reinforcer! If you are interested in expanding your jewelry making to include soldering this book is for you. When I buy a beading book I often glance at it and put it on the shelf. Not this one! I have read most of it and I am ready to start the sampler projects. It also included a DVD although I haven't watched it yet.

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