The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers

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This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of ...

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Overview

This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Students will learn—

  • How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry
  • How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood
  • How to present and sell one's creations to dealers and wholesalers

• Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Here's the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.

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KLIATT - Shirley Reis
This comprehensive manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students who are looking to create professional-quality items. The largest part of the book is devoted to the basics of jewelry making, such as essential tools, soldering, fittings, ordering metals, testing techniques, filing, casting, hammering, texturing, wire work and many more elemental and essential techniques. Numerous color photographs show the steps used to create stunning pieces of jewelry. Due to the cost of materials and tools, students might prefer to take classes in jewelry making rather than purchase the necessary tools and materials individually. Six gorgeous pieces showcase all the techniques and materials taught in this book. Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been exhibited and collected for many years. She is the author of several books on jewelry making. This book is sure to influence people to take jewelry classes and create unique individual pieces. Reviewer: Shirley Reis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764136603
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 505,748
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been widely exhibited and collected. She is the author of several previously published books on jewelry craft and design. She lives and words in East Sussex, England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    This book is not formated correctly for the Nook.

    Sadly, this e-book is badly formatted for the Nook. The page size does not fill the Nook screen making the type appear very small on the page. Increasing the font size is not an option and when you tap or use your fingers to zoom in you end up reading a half of a page that is strangely cropped.

    This is sad because the book is very well written with wonderful photos and illusyrations.

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