Joanna Gollberg's jewellery has won numerous awards, including one from the American Jewelry Design Council and a first place in the Necklace and Pendants Division from Lapidary Journal. She is the author of several books, including Making Metal Jewelry.
This is an overview of contemporary jewelry-making techniques for studio artists. Individual chapters cover various aspects of metalworking, color addition, and the use of findings, with project instructions and color photographs of finished works by multiple artists supplementing the technical information and practice exercises. This beautifully illustrated book should find a place in public library collections needing additional material on jewelry making. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Joanna Gollberg has managed to appeal to those new to metal jewelry making, and at the same time keep even advanced jewelers busy with her book "The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques." Learn techniques (or brush up on your already learned skills) in forming, texturing, layering, and mixing metals and apply them to countless contemporary jewelry projects. It is filled with 'bench tips' and beautiful artwork that can be achieved from learning the techniques taught within the book. The detailed directions are easy to understand, and combined with the hundreds of instructional and inspiration pictures you cannot go wrong. This is a valuable reference tool for every artist's library." -- Belle Armoire Jewelry, Spring 2011 issue "I love this book. This is one of those books that every time you read it, you find something new to learn. This book is a complete guide to essential techniques. Every section of the book is very well written and easy to unders