Synopses & Reviews
This amazingly comprehensive guide to the jewelerand#8217;s art is a goldmine of informationand#151;big, beautiful, and with hundreds of color photos. Itand#8217;s simply the handsomest, most complete sourcebook available, with its enlightening discussion of basic metallurgy (alloying, smelting, annealing, and pickling), and professional-quality techniques for cutting, piercing, soldering, and making closures and rings. Learn the tricks of the trade for enhancing surfaces; etching, combining metals, creating textures, adding color; engraving; enameling; and gem setting. Seven magnificently presented projects include a silver repoussand#233; pendant, an articulated gold bracelet with clasp, a multiple loop-in-loop chain, and a square hollow-construction ring to die for.
To develop a successful jewelry line, even very creative designers must learn the fine points of running a business. Emilie Shapiro explores the many facets of creating a quality handmade collection, covering everything from where to sell your work to doing small-scale production to pricing and publicity. Itandrsquo;s the perfect primer for budding jewelry entrepreneurs.
To develop a successful jewelry line, designers have to be more than just creative artistsandmdash;they have to understand the ins and outs of running a crafts business. Emilie Shapiroandrsquo;s detailed guide explores the many facets of creating a quality handmade collection that people will buy, including where to sell your work, how to do small-scale production, how to carry out market research and publicity, how to price and present your pieces for greatest effect, and so much more. Itandrsquo;s the perfect primer for budding jewelry entrepreneurs.
About the Author
Emilie Shapiro lives and works in New York City, where she designs and creates her own jewelry line, Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals. Before she started her own line, Emilie worked as the Production Manager at Pamela Love and Allforthemountain. She teaches wax-carving classes and specialty workshops at various studios including 92Y, Liloveve Jewelry School, and other studios throughout the NY Metro area. Her work is sold worldwide in locations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum.