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

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Synopsis:

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.

About 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 Metalsmiths Book of Boxes and Lockets.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596684997
Author:
Bone, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Crafts-Jewelry Techniques
Edition Description:
Flexibound
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.63 x 7.5 in

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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.

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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