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Coloured Aluminium Jewellery
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Aluminium is a versatile and easily obtainable material which can be decorated in a number of ways. This book covers various methods of colouring including painting and drawing, low-tech colouring, submersion dyes, anodising, resists, digital printing and sublimation printing. There are also sections on sealing pigment into the metal, assembly and cold connections, and a number of step-by-step projects with making images for the reader to follow, as well as all the expected components of a Jewellery Handbook such as suppliers list, trouble-shooting and workshop health and safety information.
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The author is a leading teacher in the field of aluminium jewellery, and her own work is internationally renowned There is a real shift towards using aluminium in studio jewellery - it is light, affordable, easy-to-wear and easy to work Colouring aluminium is a great way to achieve a huge variety of different effects - it is a hugely versatile material Like the other titles in this exciting new series, includes a gallery section and information about designing your own work

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Anodised aluminium 2. Anodising using the sulphuric acid process 3. Colouring 4. Problem-solving 5. Fabrication and assembly 6. Non-wearable objects Appendix: Suppliers Bibliography, Further Reading and Research Glossary of Terms Index

About the Author

Lindsey Mann runs workshops, talks and demonstrations about colouring aluminium for jewellery. She works with schools and other arts organisation as well as other educational establishments running all sorts of courses. Lindsey also has her own highly successful studio-jewellery business in Winchester, and exhibits all around the UK, Europe and the USA in both solo and collective shows and a variety of galleries. She regularly shows at Dazzle, Origin and Art in Action and has had her work featured in Vogue, Living, Elle Decoration, Crafts Magazine, Directions in Jewellery, Craftsman and 500 Pendants.

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'Serves to inspire and enlighten any jewellery maker who wants to inject a slash of colour into their work.' Craftsman Magazine (May 2010) 'The perfect guide for anyone interested in this exciting and growing area of jewellery making.' Craftsman Magazine (May 2010) 'This book is beautifully illustrated and shows the application of colouring techniques on contemporary pieces of jewellery to stunning effect. In true how-to-do fashion this book provides inspiration for projects whilst providing visual stimulus with showcased pieces beautifully set out on the pages.' The Benchpeg newsletter (July 2010)

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