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Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers
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Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a comprehensive examination of all the techniques, surface treatments, and innovations used by silver jewellery makers. Unlike more general silversmithing books that also include silver ornaments, this book places a strong emphasis on the information that is relevant to jewellery makers, giving them all they need to know about working with this unique and versatile material. It takes the reader through the basic skills as well as specialist techniques and treatments for silver jewellery making. Traditional techniques such as filigree are examined alongside contemporary designs that marry metals and mix materials to create unique textures and surfaces. This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today's artisan. Packed with instructional information and inspiration this book is aimed at the range of home-crafters and the Etsy.com market as well as professional jewellery makers who are looking for a more detailed insight into working with silver. Silver is easy to work with, affordable, and results in elegant, stylish jewellery that is above the level of the more crafty beads-and-colored-stones style of jewellery making. Being versatile and malleable means this is a material that jewellery makers can experiment with and also use with a combination of other materials to create unique, stylish, and highly sophisticated looking jewellery. With its comprehensive range of techniques and inspiration Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a must-have for all levels of jewellery makers and designers and guarantees a strong position on the backlist.
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* An authoritative reference book that includes all the techniques for silver jewellery making * Includes clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on all the techniques for working with silver * Profiles of professional designers give insight into their inspiration and working methods

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 Metalsmith's Book of Boxes and Lockets.

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"London-based jewelry designer and teacher Bone introduces jewelry makers to the art and science of silversmithing in this collection of step-by-step tutorials on a variety of intermediate to advanced metalworking techniques. The coverage is extensive, including sections on texturing, etching, stone setting, and filigree. A brief explanation of silversmithing tools and materials is provided. Even if the idea of silversmithing is outside your jewelry-making comfort zone, the inspiration in this book is priceless." - "Library Journal" A comprehensive guide to working with silver, this is aimed at people who are serious about making jewellery. It takes the reader through the basic skills as well as specialist techniques and treatments, combining traditional methods alongside contemporary designs. Beautifully illustrated, the book also includes trouble-shooting tips, useful information on tools, equipment and best practice, plus profiles of contemporary practitioners.-Craft Focus

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