Synopses & Reviews
A favorite book with crafters is now reissued with a fresh new layout!
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; theyandrsquo;re cold-connected, using such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining. So even beginning jewelers can get completely professional results. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp, Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
Inexpensive jewelry-gauge wire is readily available in craft shops. With simple pliers, it can be shaped into intricate shapes. This entry-level book provides complete, step-by-step instructions for 60 different pieces of jewelry anyone can make. color photos. 300 actual size how-to drawings.
About the Author
Joanna Gollberg received her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the American Craft Council, and the respected Southern Highland Crafts Guild. Joanna has won numerous awards, including a new talent competition from the American Jewelry Design Council. Her jewelry designs and collections are displayed on her website: joannagollberg.com. She lives in Asheville, NC.