The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

The Workbench Guide to Jewelry

This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques, and technical data into one volume. Offering detailed explanations and step-by-step photography to demonstrate procedures, this handbook includes a complete reference section featuring tool shapes, an index of gems, a glossary, standard sizes and measurements, conversion tables, and an extensive list of resources. Additionally, the manual offers a directory of tools and materials--including a key to identifying tools for a "beginner's kit"--a historical introduction to jewelry, and suggestions for photographing and promoting completed pieces. Remarkable cutting-edge pieces by jewelry makers and designers from around the world are used to illustrate the various processes involved in creating exceptional jewelry. Covering everything from traditional metalsmithing skills and using alternative materials, such as plastics and resin, to discussing issues involved with outsourcing work to specialist external suppliers, this is an indispensable and essential resource for both students and professionals.

  • Brand: Young, Anastasia
  • ASIN: 1596681691

Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ unique jewelry designs

Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ unique jewelry

Wire jewelry has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. Wire weaving techniques simply evolve to incorporate the newest materials and trends. All-new Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focuses on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear. Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wireworkers looking for new project ideas.

  • ASIN: B07H3RP1X4

200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)

200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An

Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day--here are the answers to any beading questions or dilemmas you might have.Whether stringing, wiring, or beadweaving, step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. The techniques are organized in the order you need them when making a project, from using the right tools and materials to finishing tips for neat, professional results--or you can dip in for help with a particular problem.Learn about creative knotwork, quick and easy stringing, and how to work with wire. Mix vintage and modern beads, incorporate charms and findings in your work, and rescale and design your own patterns.Whether you're using large glass beads, crystal, or seed beads, using wirework techniques or stitches, making jewelry as gifts or to sell, 200 beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets has all the answers.

  • Brand: Griffin
  • ASIN: 0312587473

Jewelry: Concepts And Technology

Jewelry: Concepts And

The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history.

  • Brand: US Gifts
  • ASIN: 0385041853
  • UPC: 752913364570

Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker's Guide to Styles & Techniques

Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker's Guide to Styles

Gemstone Settings is the most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting. Jewelry makers will enjoy an encyclopedic overview, which features an extensive summary of stone-setting and techniques for creating beautiful gemstone jewelry, from basic bezels and prongs to pave, carre, clusters, and numerous others--including cold joins, precious metal clay, settings for fragile stones, and settings that allow the stones to move.You'll also discover detailed information about stones and metals--including their suitability, gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support, what makes a design wearable and durable, and detailed information on pre-made versus handmade settings.Step by step, learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to earthy pearl or coral everyday favorites.

  • Brand: Interweave
  • ASIN: 1596686367
  • UPC: 884223518296

Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Techniques: Tools and Inspiration for Creating Your Own Fashionable Jewelry (Fox Chapel Publishing) 30 Expert Wire-Wrapping Techniques Step-by-Step, plus 8 Stylish Projects

Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Techniques: Tools and Inspiration for Creating

This comprehensive guide to wire-wrapping jewelry covers all the techniques beginners need to know!30 expert wire wrapping techniques step-by-step, including simple loops, cluster wrap, adding beads to wrapping wire, adding a coil element, wrapping sequential layers, and more8 stylish DIY projects for statement jewelry like necklaces, pendants, hairpins, and earringsComprehensive guide includes step-by-step instructions, lists of materials and tools needed, and helpful tips and tricksBeginner-friendly for anyone who is new to wire wrapping or just wants to brush up on techniquesWire wrapping is a quick and easy technique that will take your jewelry craft to the next level. A little wire, a few simple tools, and some brightly colored beads are all you need to start creating your own intriguing fashion statements! By adding new wires to basic links, you can alter simple shapes into complex and fascinating focal designs.Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Techniques teaches 30 expert wire wrapping methods for jewelry wire, such as forming bent-wire links, working a wrapping pattern, wrapping sequential layers, embellishing decorative loops, adding coil elements, and much more. This comprehensive guide to wire wrap jewelry includes 8 step-by-step projects for stunning necklaces, pendants, hairpins,...

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 1565239555

The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery

The Royal School of Needlework Book of

New from the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading. Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.


Intermediate Wire Weaving: How Intermediate Wire Weavers Can Create Beautiful Jewelry Without Splurging on Expensive Metals

Intermediate Wire Weaving: How Intermediate Wire Weavers Can

Powerful wire weaving techniques for intermediate wire workers Do you want to take your wire weaving skills to the next level? Do you want to make designs that you can make, gift, and wear? Do you want to do this without spending $60 or more on wire weaving classes? I, Amy Lange, will share the secrets to improving your wire weaving skills and making wire jewelry that you will enjoy wearing and gifting, without splurging on expensive metals. Any creative person or someone who likes to play with wire could benefit from learning the secrets inside to better their wire weaving skills. In this book you will discover: • The #1 material you should be using to make your wire jewelry, that is both inexpensive and easy to work with • 1 simple ‘hack’ that will allow you to never purchase a clasp or earring wire again • 4 versatile intermediate wire weaving techniques, that you can use to add your ‘personal touch’ to projects • A ‘crazy’ but simple way to oxidize metal without liver of sulfur • 6 intricate and beautiful designs that you can make, wear, and gift to those close to you • The #1 tool you should use to shape your bail correctly • One major mistake that may ruin expensive base wires in your projects, and how to solve it Here are the answers to some quest...

  • ASIN: 1075603668

Designing From The Stone: Design Techniques for Bezel Setting in Metal Clay Using the Stone as Inspiration

Designing From The Stone: Design Techniques for Bezel

Designing From the Stone defines the technique of bezel setting with metal clay and teaches how to “listen to the stone” before you design the setting. Design principles are applied and illustrated to help you learn to think like a designer and respond to what is inherently offered in the stone. The goal is to create harmony and unity between the stone and the metal setting.

  • ASIN: 1463576471

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique

Experience metal clay like never before.Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers covers basics and much more. Inside, you'll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads; working with paper clay; adding gemstones, glass, and ceramics; and syringing, burnishing, texturing, and using patinas.You'll discover stunningly showcased silver and base metal clays perfected in soft clay, paper, and paste forms. Sue also covers the materials that are often used in conjunction with metal clay, including embellishments, stones, and findings.After covering materials, Sue dives right into techniques, from the basics to specific advanced techniques. She explores the use of additional materials as well--applying resin, mounting stones, enameling, engraving and more. A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section.Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect. While no projects are in the book, finished projects with tips and techniques are spread throughout and provide inspiration for you to explore metal clay and to use your newfound jewelry-making skills with this innovative material,...

  • Brand: Delphi Glass
  • ASIN: 1596687134

Jewelry: Learn Jewelry Making from Scratch

Jewelry: Learn Jewelry Making from

The Art of Jewelry Making Are you thinking of giving jewelry making a try? Do you want to channel your inner creativity? If the answer is yes, you should definitely give this book a read. It will serve as a brief introduction into the world of jewelry making, which can be very overwhelming if you don’t have a lot of background knowledge. Learn about the basic supplies you need to invest in to get started, different techniques, and the options you have at disposal for creating your own jewelry at home. After all, who knows? In time, you may very well turn into a skillful jewelry maker.Buy This Nice Book Right Now!

  • ASIN: B07T4NQL4K

Wire Jewelry Masterclass: Wrapped, Coiled and Woven Pieces Using Fine Materials

Wire Jewelry Masterclass: Wrapped, Coiled and Woven Pieces

Comprehensive and fabulous, Wire Jewelry Masterclass takes an in-depth look at an intricate and rewarding craft. The 24 projects, which range from simple Dragon's tear briolette earrings to a Poseidon-under-the-sea pendant, will delight and inspire jewelers of all levels and tastes. Divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections, this beautifully photographed step-by-step guide is the ticket to wire jewelry expertise! 

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1861088426

Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry: Timeless Techniques with a Twist (Lark Jewelry Books)

Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry: Timeless Techniques with a

Chain mail is one of the hottest jewelry trends out there; add beads and the style positively sizzles. Who could resist? Bestselling author and chain mail expert Dylon Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques with more than 30 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging.A thorough introduction, illustrated with computer-generated pictures, covers the basics of chain mail techniques. Then Whyte reveals his patented, perfected beading method: rather than using difficult wire-wrapping, he threads the beads directly onto the rings before they’re fashioned into chain mail.The exciting collection of 30 projects includes a delicate Persian patterned anklet, embellished with tiny silver bells; an amethyst opera-length necklace; and silver earrings shaped like inverted peacock feathers, edged with rings and turquoise beads.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Crafts
  • ASIN: 1600592201
  • UPC: 884580142059

The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects,

With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination.

  • Brand: Lark Books NC
  • ASIN: 157990954X

Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Techniques and Projects for Weaving with Wire

Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Techniques and Projects for

Discover the ultimate technique-based guide for one of the top trends in jewelry making - chain maille.In Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop you'll find multiple weaving techniques for making today's most popular chain maille weaves - from simple chains to beaded wonders to intricate Dragonscale.Jewelry artist and author Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step-by-step instructions with color illustrations that show exactly where to place the next jump ring. You'll also get a thorough but flexible approach to techniques that prove weaving can be done in a multitude of ways and demonstrations on “speed weaving,” which is ideal for large projects. Designs progressively increase in complexity, so every jewelry maker - beginner and pro - will find inspiration and projects that suites their skill level.What's more to love? Every chapter provides a unique jewelry project and a plethora of design advice, visual inspiration, shortcuts, tips, and tricks, as well as guidance for attaching clasps and findings. Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop is your ideal resource for innovation and originality in chain maille jewelry making.

  • ASIN: B00DH40MVI

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles,

What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book—the first of its kind—offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Jewelry encompasses a seemingly endless number of ornaments produced across time and in all cultures. The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. In any given society, master artisans have devoted their time, energy, and talent to the fine art of jewelry making, creating some of the most spectacular objects known to humankind.   This volume, geared toward jewelry makers, scholars, scientists, students, and fashionistas alike, begins with a lively introduction that offers a cultural history of jewelry and its production. The main text provides information on the most common, iconic, and culturally significant forms of jewelry and also covers materials, techniques, and manufacturing processes. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry...

  • ASIN: 1606065998

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

Beadwork Techniques of the Native

Here is a book that covers basics, advanced techniques, appropriate supplies, and actual examples, all richly illustrated and easy to follow. This volume covers bead work found among the western Plains Indians both past and present. Styles include loom work, applique, lazy/lane stitch and the gourd (peyote) stick (conventional, brickwork, and loom-variation). Also included are instructions are how to make and bead moccasins. Highly detailed step-by-step color photographs and illustrations complement each project. To help those just getting started, there is a full discussion of appropriate beading supplies with a simple chart to take the mystery out of matching needle and thread sizes. This work also features dozens of first-rate Indian-and-non-Indian made bead work from museums, private collections, and today's marketplace. This book is an artful contribution to the craft of bead working.

  • Brand: Sutton, Scott/ Hardin, Barry E. (EDT)/ Smith, Jerry (EDT)/ Catellier, Michael (CON)/ Reddick, J. Rex
  • ASIN: 1929572115

The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects

A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration. There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0823099180

Guide to Beading with a Loom: From Start to Finish and Beyond

Guide to Beading with a Loom: From Start

Guide to Beading with a Loom is a comprehensive introduction to this popular beading technique. This book includes all the information needed for beginners including information about looms, supplies and techniques and is packed with photos and illustrations to provide maximum understanding. The twenty projects will build and advance your skills and knowledge. Plus there are numerous project variations to stimulate your own creativity. Advanced beaders familiar with loom beading will also find wonderful techniques and information on non-traditional techniques including many projects. This is a resource book every beader needs in their library.

  • ASIN: B01JDC34JE

Professional Jewelry Making: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques

Professional Jewelry Making: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional

When master goldsmith Alan Revere published Professional Goldsmithing in 1991, he brought traditional European trade education to the US for the first time, adapting it for an American audience. The book was a best seller and quickly became a standard text in the field. To mark the 2oth anniversary of this groundbreaking work, Revere and Brynmorgen Press offer a revised and expanded edition that includes new projects, scores of new photos, and a handsome new layout. What hasn t changed is the precise instruction that makes this edition a fitting testament to its predecessor.

  • ASIN: 1929565429

Exploring Resin Jewelry: Simple Techniques for 25 Projects

Exploring Resin Jewelry: Simple Techniques for 25

Discover all the beauty a single drop holdsBrilliant color. Exquisite clarity. Stunning shape. Diamonds? No, resin! In 25 fun and fabulous ready-to-wear projects, best-selling author Heidi Boyd reveals the many looks of resin and how easy it is to mix, tint, pour and manipulate it to create your own gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings.With Exploring Resin Jewelry, you will:Embed, protect and show off precious treasures, delicate seashells, even colorful candyFill molds and bezels of all shapes and sizes for perfectly customized jewelryDesign unique resin creations that match your personal styleLearn Heidi's best tips and tricks for fast, fantastic results every time Turn liquid plastic into spectacular jewelry you can wear every day and cherish forever!

  • Brand: Krause Publications
  • ASIN: 1440318727
  • UPC: 035313654428

Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry Artists

Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques for Mixed-Media and Jewelry

Discover one of the hottest trends in mixed media–resin! Join mixed-media and jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she opens new frontiers in her application of resin techniques. Resin Alchemy offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring to using bezels and key metalworking techniques that expand design options. She explores creating artistic effects with: Color Found objects Texture Casting Collage And, more! It doesn't stop there! Learn how to incorporate stories, words, meaningful images, and more in the layers of your resin jewelry. Susan shares her wealth of tips for collecting great found objects and for layering and encasing stories–in short, how to bring both great technique and great imagination to bear on jewelry making. Throughout the book, you'll enjoy easy step-by-step projects and finished pieces.


Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications (Lark Jewelry & Beading)

Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations

In Color, Texture & Casting, jewelry teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and cover-to-cover superb how-to photography: keum, boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, and granulation; textures, finishes, and patinas; and microcasting, working with waxes, sand casting, cuttlebone casting, ceramic coating, and casting in a closed crucible. Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume. Along with the other important material covered in the book, with Color, Texture & Casting Carles Codina has created the best modern casting book on the market--one that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques.

  • ASIN: 1454700173

Beading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books)

Beading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry

With this gloriously photographed and illustrated manual at hand, beaders can create awe-inspiring jewelry. It's the only current, comprehensive guide to working with cabochons--a flat piece of rock or mineral--and it covers all the basics, along with a range of new creative techniques and hot trends. Find out which tools and materials to use, which beads work best, and how to wrap them round the stones. Craft turned, pointed, twisted, brick stitch, ruffled, or scalloped edges, or add decorative fringe. For something dramatic, combine more than one cabochon in a single piece. Or, instead of natural stone, use dichroic glass or other found objects. Make a glittering brooch, funky bracelets, a wearable art necklace, and other showstoppers.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Crafts
  • ASIN: 1579907180
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