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"Cold-join jewelry, which uses both household and jewelry-making tools rather than heat or solder for metalworking, allows the use of components that could be melted or distorted by high heat. Jewelry designer Dougherty, along with a number of contributors, explores the possibilities of cold-join jewelry in this collection of projects, which range from simple, modern pieces to edgy, industrial compositions. Many of the contributors have backgrounds in fine art or sculpture, which should give readers an idea of the complexity of the projects. They aren’t for beginners, but for jewelry makers experienced in working with both metal and jewelry tools." - Library Journal
"...a fabulous new book..." - CraftGossip.com Jewelry Making Guide
"Opens a world of jewelry making to those interested in working with metals but not that eager to pick up a torch." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
"The projects not only teach cold joining skills, they are trendy, wearable and easily adapted to creative interpretation so take the plunge and add cold joining to your next piece." - monstersandcritics.com
Karen Dougherty has been a lampwork and jewelry designer for over ten years. She has a BA from the University of South Carolina Art Studio Department, with an emphasis in graphic design. She also holds a certificate in jewelry design from Temple University. Karen's jewelry designs have been published in Step by Step Beads and Creative Jewelry.
Interesting to me as I am not very interested in hot joining (fusing, soldering). I do like rivets, and all the interesting things they make possible, I also like stamping,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Kinney
The designs from the projects in this book are exceptionally ugly. I wouldn't wear anything in the actual suggested designs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Somze
I love metal smithing, but most techniques require some kind of fire (which I'm not set up to do). That's why I so appreciate when artists write books about cold connections. Read morePublished 10 months ago by drc536
My new go to book on cold connections. Very informative. Great projects. I'm new to this topic and thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rhonda Joy Espinosa
This book has so many amazing tips and projects to try! I will be keeping it close at hand for years!Published 15 months ago by Lora Lee Yelverton
Just what I needed to take my jewelry making up a notch. Another great Interweave book! I recommend anything published by Interweave.Published 21 months ago by M.P. Temkin
A great book. It has totally doable projects with great directions. I love every project in the book. I would recomment it to any jeweler who loves fun projects.Published 23 months ago by Lesa B. Lewis