The Ultimate Jeweler's Guide: The Illustrated Reference of Techniques, Tools & Materials

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The most complete, highly illustrated, and user-friendly reference to making handmade jewelry.

Every practicing studio jeweler and aspiring hobbyist will want this! Straightforward and practical, and richly illustrated with color photographs, illustrations, graphs, templates, and charts, it puts every aspect of the jeweler’s art right at their fingertips.

Esteemed jeweler and teacher Joanna Gollberg has created a hardworking guide to basic ...

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Overview

The most complete, highly illustrated, and user-friendly reference to making handmade jewelry.

Every practicing studio jeweler and aspiring hobbyist will want this! Straightforward and practical, and richly illustrated with color photographs, illustrations, graphs, templates, and charts, it puts every aspect of the jeweler’s art right at their fingertips.

Esteemed jeweler and teacher Joanna Gollberg has created a hardworking guide to basic metallurgy, materials, toolmaking, and setting up an efficient, ergonomic, and safe studio. Step-by-step technical demonstrations cover everything from shaping and joining metal to surface treatments, mechanisms, stone settings, and beading. Gollberg also shares numerous tips and tricks to make processes simpler, faster, safer, and more economical.

With its attractive package and comprehensive contents, Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide will become an indispensable and enduring classic.

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“A hard-working, information packed text that I can use on a regular basis. It's got a modernly clean layout, to-the-point techniques and examples, close-up photos, clear illustrations, and a practical lay-flat-on-your-bench spiral binding. It's definitely beautiful, and its beauty lifts it from useful to superb. Gollberg's thorough, thoughtful go-to guidebook gets an enthusiastic, tripoli-smeared thumbs up from this jeweler." -- Art Jewelry

“I picked up a great new book that I recommend highly: Joanna Gollberg’s The Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide. I love Gollberg’s books. They are always chock full of great color photos and packed with lots of information. This one covers all the basic details and specs of precious and base metals, solders, and even mining ethics, then moves on to a wide selection of basic tools, full of great photos and info about ways to use them and even how to make some of your own. She continues through all of the basic jewelry-making techniques, from cold-connections through fabrication, forming, texturing, stone setting, and finishing. This book is just perfect for beginners and still full of info for the experienced metal worker. I think my jewelry students will love it! It’s an easy book to browse through and read, and with its spiral spine it will stay open on your bench while you follow the techniques. I think this one’s destined to be a classic.” -- Lisa Weber, Silver Vine Jewelry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600594861
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 447,625
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

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    A Great Addition To Your Library!

    I am generally a bit skeptical when I see a book that touts itself as 'the complete' or 'the ultimate' guide to whatever subject is being discussed within it's pages. I was especially interested to see what the pages of this book held since my new metal mania has hit me hard. Mind you, I can't see myself making jewelry - but I have also learned to never say never as, with me at least, one never knows! This book, much to my delight has many pages devoted simply to using metal, annealing metal, working metal and finishing mental - all great information for a newly born, metal fascinated, being that I am. This book includes ample discussions of tools - varieties and suggestions for using; gem settings and styles of cuts; metal working techniques such as hammering, firing, annealing - truly this is a book that gives you all of the information you might need to begin your journey into the world of making jewelry. At the time I was not sure what I would think about this book - but now I know. It is a lovely, beautifully presented book that definitely is assured of 5 stars in my opinion! It is, in fact an 'ultimate 'source for all things jewelry making related! Well worth having in your library!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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