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Heat, Color, Set & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry Hardcover – April 3, 2012
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There are many books about Jewelry making. this one was a disappointment to me. I found little that I didn't already know, and I am by no means an expert.
The jewelry itself is absolutely beautiful. There are pieces made by other artists embedded in the different chapters that are stunning and inspirational.
If you like the unconventional look of jewelry pieces, this book will give you the education you need and will stimulate your creativity.
Mary Hettmansperger writes, "THERE is something about adding color and alternative surfaces to metal that inspires creativity."
In this book, you'll find:
Excellent Basic Techniques Section
Techniques: emboss, paint, fuse, enamel, etch and more!
I focused on the Etched Copper Neckpiece as my first project and immediately realized that there was an error for the spacer beads on the materials list. The large and the smaller ones were both listed as being 6mm while the picture shows this not to be the case. A small detail, certainly, but one that might result in an incorrect material order. As a person that isn't tied to the exact replica of any project, this isn't a huge problem for me, but if someone is just learning and wants to be precise, it could be.
The second thing that is a detriment to me is the lack of a resource list. I depend upon resources as a "go to" place for materials with which I am unfamiliar. As an example, I have never used "silver eyelets" and Google is not helping me find them at all, much less in specific sizes. I'll keep trying but I'm spending an inordinate amount of time trying to find this one component. They are used in many of the projects and a resource list would have been incredibly helpful.
All in all, I will use this book with pleasure and appreciate the work that was involved.
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